Laptops - setting printer based on the room they're in ..
Ok, so, I don't know if this can be done easily without a lot of hassle, but I thought I'd ask the question.
We have a few laptop trollies now, mainly they are used within a small selection of rooms with a couple of printers between them, so I have simply added those laptops to a Sec Group and used GPP to deploy the printers of those areas to the laptops and the staff choose the printer they need from the laptop. Easy.
However, occassionally, laptop trollies stray into other areas of the school because the usual one has been booked out so they need to have access to the other laptop trolley instead that isn't being used, which then becomes a problem as they could potentially be walking across school to collect printing.
I realise I could just have all printers listed and let staff install printers as they need them, however, last time I did this, one member of staff got fed up of their printing being used by someone else that they added all the other available printers and sent a copy of work to each printer!! GAH!
So, is there a way in which I can, based on something or other, have the laptops decide where they are and go "oh, you'll be wanting to print to the library then, not the class room I'm normally in" or is this just going to be a nightmare?
There are a number of access points around the school, so I don't know whether there's a way to detect which Access Point they are connected to and add the relevant printers for that area or something?
Anyway, either a big fat "you're having a laugh, come back and ask again in 25 years" moment, or a "yeah, that's really easy, can't believe you're doing your job and you don't know how to do it. Do x, y and z and ta da" response would be good.
Andy T :-)