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    Mounting Printers

    How do you guys do it?
    We have a logon script which determines where they are and adds the printers.

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    I use computer OUs and then have logon vbs scripts that map the required printers.

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    VBS script which runs on computer startup and setups up printers based on computer name. Ric's posted his version of it (which mines based on) in the Scripts forum.

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...iewtopic&t=404

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    Same here, VBS - computer name

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    Our current script I wrote uses a similar approach to the one listed in the link.
    I though dont use vb to remove printers, I use a dos program that removes only networked printers and leaves usb/other local printers alone.

    The only thing is though we have to use a delay when adding printers to our pc's after each .AddWindowsPrinterConnection command otherwise they dont all get added.
    Its a 8 sec delay too for each printer.
    Any ideas why that would be happening?

    The delay command is WScript.Sleep(8000)

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    Any ideas why that would be happening?
    Installing the printer drivers?

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    This is only usually a problem for me if I try and set the default printer without a delay after the last printer. It always adds the printers correctly though. If you look at the script in the forum it takes into account local printers.

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    @ZeroHour: I have users that would kill me if they had to wait 8 seconds to print something!

    Try my script out and tweak away - I should really re-post my up to date version.

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    Yes you should, shouldn't you... :P

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    Here is my script. It works basically the same as yours but I have a very very popular feedback agent.
    All the commands that do anything are disabled so you wont lose nor add printers if you run it to see.
    Staff here are loving the agent though.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    As they say, a picture tells a thousand words. This is how we set ours up:



    con2prt.exe is a nice little command line utility which maps printers via the command line. Each computer room has an OU, each computer room with a printer has a GPO like that attached to it.

    It seems to work well enough. However when we get a copy of 2003 R2 I'll use the print management console. From what I saw from the eval version it'll be worth it.

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    Re: Mounting Printers

    We let the user add network printers into there roaming profile in most areas, although I have started adding some in as local LPR printers

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