It's what I do...
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:
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.Code:
HKCU > Software > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > Windows
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.
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