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Deploying printers with group policy

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I need to deploy a number of printers in my domain using group policy. All will be on a per user basis.

I see 2 ways of doing it. First is on the print server right click the printer and select deploy using group policy. You select the GPO and it creates it in user\policies\windows settings\printer connections\ of that GPO
When I go into the policy I can see under the settings tab for that policy that it did create a policy for the printer but I can't edit the policy. WHen I go into edit the printer connections setting is not there. Probem is I need to be able to automatically make this printer a default printer for the user.

The other way is to manually key it into the GPO under user\preferences\control panel settings\printers\
this gives me the options I need but I would really like to do this from the print server if possible.

What is the difference between the 2? Im assuming the control panel option is for win 7 of newer?

I only have windows 7 clients and server 2008 r2.

Is there a way to edit the printer connections policy? Why am I not seeing it?

thank you
Vincent Bastianon
Azure Support Escalation Engineer

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