What is the best way to deal with printers in a Win7 roaming profile environment?
Posted on 2014-10-08
Just signed on with a new employer. They have ~50 desktop thin clients and ~15 printers. The users are setup for roaming profiles with XP. They are upgrading shortly to Win7.
My question is, what is the best way to deal with issuing printers? All the printers are shared on a Server 2008 r2 print server. AD is on 2003 r2. I made a login script attaching to all the printers and the login process took over 10 minutes to connect and install each driver.
1) Best way to assign or issue printers? (GPO? Login script? Manual?)
2) Best way to ensure the printers don't add to the boot process much (a way to pre-install all the drivers onto the Win7 image?)