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    One of our (a3) printers is an Oki and that just works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    One of our (a3) printers is an Oki and that just works.
    No idea then, as our ES8460 was one of the culprits.

    Ah well, all's well that ends well. Well well well.

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    @synaesthesia
    I am glad it works for you because I am switching over from deploying tcp/ip printers in computer preferences to shared printers in user preferences. I've only moved one over as a test and did not use loopback processing. I just used Item level targeting.

    The problem I have with switching to the shared method is my users printer connections to not show up in my inventory program. Any advice on that?

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    I do it at logon with this batch file:

    @set str=%computername%
    @set pos123=%str:~0,3%
    @echo %pos123%
    if %pos123%==STA goto STA
    if %pos123%==ADO goto ADO
    if %pos123%==SPA goto SPA
    if %pos123%==WIN goto WIN
    etc etc

    :STA
    @echo Setup Staffroom printers here
    c:\windows\con2prt /f
    c:\windows\con2prt /cd \\ps01-v\Staff64c
    goto END

    :ADO
    @echo Setup Adobe test printers here
    c:\windows\con2prt /f
    c:\windows\con2prt /cd \\ps01-v\Staff64c
    goto END


    etc
    etc

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    Here is a script I use

    rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /c\\computername /n\\servername\printername

    sc \\computername stop spooler
    sc \\computername start spooler

    Change the computer name, server name and printer name. You can add as many as you like as long as there is a gap between each.

    To remove a printer just change ga to gd in the script. This will add the printer for all users.

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    The ciiiiiircle of edugeeeeeek, it heeeeelps us aaaaaaaall
    Just been doing something with that video, now it's in my head again! Thanks.

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    I had a lot of issues with deploying printer via a GPO, It was very intermittent with no dependency on PC or user. I have now started deploying printers using GPO but by IP address rather than print server name and it is working perfectly everytime. Its not a DNS issue like it sounds but a Microsoft "Glitch"

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    Some long winded ways out there!

    We use con2prt.exe

    Very simple.

    con2prt.exe /cd \\server\printer

    bam, done. (/cd is connect and default)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slugshead View Post
    We use con2prt.exe
    Alas, in the backend, that is the exact same method as using RunDLL32 or GPO's. Whichever of the three frontends I use (GPO's are the easiest/friendliest GUI based) I always get the same inconsistent roaming profile messed up results. Although @gdrinkall may have an answer I haven't tried yet (god knows why I haven't). That or the scripts earlier may be the way I'd go.

    But thanks all any way for the various options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post

    As cobbled together from various posts on here (I went through too many to remember the correct attribution, sorry, but thank you whoever you are), my VBS scripts are:
    Could be wrong here ( so appologies in advance ) however I think the scripts were posted on RIC's printer scripts post / thread and I can't re-call as quite some time ago but I think I used a function for the adding of the printer and setting it as default, although you can take out the setting default command out of the function so the function is used to add printers.

    Haven't got time this second but can dig out the post later on

    Basically I used the function something like so

    Call MyFunction("\\Server\","PrinterShareName")

    I suppose you could make other functions or subs that you could call to set the default printer so that each printer that is added is not set as default and that way you don't have to keep copying and pasting chunks of code and adjusting the printer share name etc. That way all the code is in the function and will be re used

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    We solved this problem with Data Synergy's PrintMAN tool. This lets us configure the default printer via GPO per workstation. We tried both logon scripts and the GPP approach but the results were pretty hit and miss. They offer a discounted price for schools and were really helpful when we suggested a new feature to remove non-default printers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobleguy View Post
    We solved this problem with Data Synergy's PrintMAN tool. This lets us configure the default printer via GPO per workstation. We tried both logon scripts and the GPP approach but the results were pretty hit and miss.
    Does it let you add a list of printers for each workstation using the GPO policy or just the one default printer?

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    PrintMAN lets you assign the default printer via policy. There is only one default printer per policy but this isn't really a problem for us because you can use wild cards to specify the printer name and it will find the best match. If you need a list of printers I would suggest it to Data Synergy. When we made a suggestion they came back a few days later with a free update accommodate us.

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    @gdrinkall, I think we have something similar going on here. In fact, it's now got so weird that ALL printers now say they failed to deploy in the Application Log... but most of the time they actually do?!?!

    The one Application Log error that definitely means it won't deploy is the data area passed to a system call is too small one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobleguy View Post
    We solved this problem with Data Synergy's PrintMAN tool. This lets us configure the default printer via GPO per workstation. We tried both logon scripts and the GPP approach but the results were pretty hit and miss. They offer a discounted price for schools and were really helpful when we suggested a new feature to remove non-default printers.
    NobleGuy thanks for this, I've also been struggling with GPP printers that were hit and miss as well as very slow, scripts that were also hit and miss and easy to enter information incorrectly. Just trailling PrintMAN at the moment and it does the job simply for setting the defaults. Computer based policy to deploy and it's knocked a good 10 seconds off our login time compared to GPP

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