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    How do you do it?

    We're running a Windows 2003 server with predominantly XP clients on a particular domain and have added some Windows 7 clients. We upgrade to Server 2008 soon. In the meantime, how do you roll out networked printers to all users of the Windows 7 clients? Answers on a postcard please.

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    group policy preferences - a 2003 domain will server them just need to manage from win 7 clients AFAIK

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    Print Manager myself, but group policy works just as well

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    Just done a blog post on this...so your luck is in! It more specifically relates to RDS and printers - but I cover my normal setup to with Scripts and Screenies of GPO Preferences.

    Managing Printers in a Remote Desktop Environment - Blogs - EduGeek.net

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    Just keep using a script and make sure that you have set GPO to allow printer install [Solution]: Map printers with logon scripts in Windows 7 & Vista without UAC prompt

    If they are 64bit clients just add the drivers to the sharing bit on the server. Did it like this successfully for quite a while.

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    You need to install RSAT on Windows 7, so you can then explore Windows 7 GPOs.

    Server 2003 can process ADMX files, you just cannot manage ADMX files. You can only manage them from 2008/2008 R2 or RSAT on a Windows 7 workstation.

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    As above RSAT is how I did it. You can control all the other group policies that W7 needs using this.

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    Keep meaning to do the RSAT thing but currently just have them in a login script. Works well

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    RSAT on Windows 7 SP1 can take a while to install as it's over 200MB, but well worth doing. Do it now

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    We use network scripts that reads what OU the computer is in and assigns the printer dependant on that. You can also read the name of the computer/laptop and declare a printer per name if you wish using script. heres a webpage that basically shows and explains the script if anyone is interested.

    We tried it various otherways but with the mix this seemed to work the best for us.
    Last edited by Chunks_; 17th November 2011 at 10:30 AM.

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