troubleshooting Question

Mapping printers

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I am looking to map printers to client computers on our 2008/Win 7 network.  I have been scouring this site and the internet for a solution to this problem and am still not certain which way to go (GPO or logon script or a combination)?  I want to assign certain shared (on a printserver) printers to certain "areas" within our main building site.  That way, users do not have to go far to get their print jobs.  I want to assign according to computer name or computer group, as we have roaming users who would take it with them and that just would not work.  We've already got issues with roaming users printing willy nilly all over the building.  I am new here and want to clean this up.  I would also like to assign default printers where applicable as certain computer groups print mainly to a certain printer.  However, some of the other computer groups have local printers that would naturally be their default.  I have read that assigning default printers is a problem with Group Policy on the computer side, so I'm thinking this might be best done via a logon script.  If someone is willing to help me with this, it would be most appreciated.  I know there are going to be questions, so fire away and hopefully we can work through this.

Steven Wells
Systems Administrator

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