Map Printer Based on User Log In

Posted on 2013-11-12
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I have a script which runs in my computer lab that maps a default printer for all users that log in to the computers (Windows 7 Pro x64). There are a couple different printers listed because one device is a monochrome printer and the other color. We don't want the color printer being the default. The lab offers log ins from multiple domains, a PUBLIC domain for everyone to use and a CORP for those folks. Is there a way to script the default printer so that PUBLIC folks get one device and CORP folks get another. The reason for the difference is that PUBLIC folks must print to a Pharos printer and pay for their jobs, while the CORP users do not.

Question by:Jason Watkins
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Using VBscript or Kix you can set the default printer in the script. Of course, that means you have to assign this script to the users.
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Emmanuel Adebayo earned 2000 total points
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You have a create group for your printer in AD.

This will allow you to add a new domain printer to users or computers by making them a member of an Active Directory Security Group. It will also prevent users and computers that are not a member of the group from printing to that printer.



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