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Windows 7 Thread, Printing argh!!!! in Technical; Originally Posted by Stuart_C If I could set the default printer by PC GPP would be fantastic, it's looking a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    If I could set the default printer by PC GPP would be fantastic, it's looking a pain if I have to use item level targetting to deploy to the users.

    Not truely convinced by GPP.
    You can! set the item level targeting to set the default printer by OU, then use loopback processing to apply the user settings to a computer OU.

    It's what I do...

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    There was an old trick I used in XP and in theory it should work in Windows 7.

    Deploy the printer using GPO, then logon to the workstation. Set the printer as default, then navigate to:

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    HKCU > Software > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > Windows
    You just need to make a note of the Device entry and its Value data, then deploy with GPP. I also find removing other 'standard' printers again using GPP can help, such as Windows's own fax and Office's printer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    The whole if it aint broke dont fix it scenario

    Would be good to see the script if that is ok
    @mac_shinobi

    Sure thing! I plucked out the relevant parts from our log on script and pieced it together into a self contained sample script. I hope it proves useful.

    VB Script for network printer deployment - Blogs - EduGeek.net

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