Windows 7 Thread, Printer Allocation With Multiple Logons in Technical; Our printers are allocated via the user configurations of per machine GPOs, so everyone gets the printers suitable to the ...
20th January 2012, 05:18 PM #1
Printer Allocation With Multiple Logons
Our printers are allocated via the user configurations of per machine GPOs, so everyone gets the printers suitable to the room they're in. Grand. But... someone logs on in Room A and gets Printer A as expected; if whilst still logged on in Room A, they move to Room B and log on, they only have Printer A available and do not get Printer B.
Our XP RMCC3 network didn't do this :-(
Any way around this?
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22nd January 2012, 08:56 PM #2
It's not clear how exactly you're deploying your printers, however you should be doing it per machine and not per user at all. You'll then get the results you're looking for.
Originally Posted by enjay
If you open up Print Management, you'll be able to see clearly how your printers are deployed and change all GPOs to per machine.
23rd January 2012, 09:49 AM #3
GPO screen shot attached.
23rd January 2012, 10:26 AM #4
Looking at your screenshots, the way you have your OUs setup looks perfect.
Locations > College PCs > Geography, History etc...
I presume (as I cannot tell) that you have moved the relevant Computer Objects into the correct OU, such as Geography, History etc...
For every OU, you should create and link a separate GPO.
On those GPOs, (in turn) navigate to Computer Config > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Printers
Deploy the printer in exactly the same way, then remove any printer settings from under User Config > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Printers (what you currently have setup).
Now when you logon to a computer in Geography you'll get printer A and when logging onto a computer in History you'll get printer B.
23rd January 2012, 11:16 AM #5
And that will work when logged in to two different computers, yes?
23rd January 2012, 11:29 AM #6
Yes because computer A would be allocated printer A and computer B would be allocated printer B. The user themselves become irrelevant.
1st February 2012, 01:15 PM #7
I've been told that only works for local printers, not networked ones, as there is no user security available to allow the connection...
Originally Posted by Michael
2nd February 2012, 03:35 PM #8
If you don't have 'everyone' allowed to print to the printer it will fail (we have Papercut managing printer security so we can); you can probably add privs to allow 'system' to connect instead...
Originally Posted by enjay
2nd February 2012, 03:39 PM #9
"Everyone" can print, and additionally staff can 'manage documents', so I'll be okay adding printers the way you describe, yes?
Originally Posted by nicklec
3rd February 2012, 04:06 PM #10
Yes you should be fine, if it does fail due to permissions there is a shockingly helpful event log describing what went wrong
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