load and mount usb devices with Windows XP

Posted on 2014-08-21
Last Modified: 2014-08-21

Just want a confirmation from experts.  Users don't have admin right, but we have been ask to find a solution for them in order to "load and mount" usb devices (mainly printers) on their own without our help.

I always tough that when connecting a local printer, windows XP was creating the usb port after the hardware detection and to go through that process, admin rights are required... but...

Is there a script that exist that would allow the regular user  (no admin rights on computer) to plug his printer on any usb port and execute a script that would detect and create the usb port for his printer if the printer driver is already install on his computer?

(we can always create a package that would install it and push on the desktop the script to execute after)

Thanks for your expertise...
Question by:mldaigle1
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    Accepted Solution

    To my knowledge that's not possible. It's all a bit too specific (not just any standard USB port). The only way to have users install a printer on any USB port without problems, is: IF YOU ALREADY did it beforehand. It means if you have 50 PC's and 5 printers (types), you have to connect 5 printers to EVERY PC, and make sure the installation is successful.
    Only these 5 printers types can now be used by "normal" users without problems on any PC. The moment a new printer type arrives, you have ot go through all PC's again.
    Needless to say, a network printer installed on a server is much easier.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks alot Kimputer.  This is exactly the type of answer i was expecting.

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