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Installing 100 printers for 10 Windows Servers (RDS Broker)!!!

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Hello Dear Experts,

I need to install and try to automize the installation of about 100 printers for a group of RDP servers that are balanced by the RDS broker. All of then WS2008 R2.

The point is that I need to install all of these printers on these few servers, and ensure that these drivers are available on all my Terminal Service Servers. And the main thing... I would like to find ideas to simplify and automatize this task. For example to use GPOs, scripts, etc.

But it looks that at the end I will need to dowload --> install --> set the drivers for each printer manually. Any ideas?
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The most important question - Is there a reason you are not using the universal driver?  
You really don't want to get hung up in driver hell..

However.. there are several ways to get the drivers on the servers..
1. look into printbrm.exe - this is a built in print driver manager application. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134237%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396  you would basically use it to back up your printserver, and restoring it on to the RDS host, and then just deleting the printers.
2. You can install the RSAT tools, in specific the print management tools onto the RDS boxes, and then use that console to install the printers en-masse.
3. You can use the add-printerdriver cmdlet from a Windows 8/2012 or Windows 10/2016 box
4, You can use a straight cmd line with a list of the printer names

in case of #4, your text file would be something like:
\\server\printer1
\\server\printer2
...

Then your command would be something like for /f %f in (printerlist.txt) do net use %f

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Thanks.

I will try some of these ideas.
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