Network printer change automation
Posted on 2014-08-25
I have a client who currently has network printers hosted on a Windows 2008 R2 printer servers. All clients connects to these printers and the OS client is Windows 7.
Because all these network printers reside on same VLAN where servers are hosted, we have decided to create a new VLAN and move all network printers from the original VLAN to new VLAN. I have created a new scope on the DHCP servers, and reservations to place all network printers.
Now, my question is, once I change the IP of each network printer to use new IP, users will lost connectivity to all printers, and IT service desk need to manually configure all new printers for each desktop or laptop.
Is there a way to automate the client tasks of reconfigure each printer for all workstations and users in a single AD site?
perhaps a GPO or a powershell cmdlet?
Our environment as per below
Client OS: Windows 7
Domain /Forest functional level: Windows 2003
Print server OS: Windows 2008 R2
Your feedback is really appreciated