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    Network Printers automatically added to user accounts

    Hello everyone!

    I have a lovely problem that I really cannot work out.

    Basically, what I'm trying to do is ensure that when a person logs onto any of the networked computers around school - they can automatically print to any of the 3 networked printers we have without having to 'add a printer' every time.

    I have tried adding printers to each computer using the network admin account, and the computer admin account, but every time you log off and back on again - the printer isn't 'saved'. I do have access to the Server, and can edit policies but I wouldn't know where to begin with that!

    Any help/advice would be appreciated!

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    There are plenty of ways to do this depending on your setup, could you tell us what you have i.e. server 2003/08, XP/Vista/Windows 7, active directory?

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    There are two main ways to do this.

    1) A login script (I think this covers the topic fairly well)

    2) Group Policy (windows Server 2003 and Windows XP machines will need an update for this to work)

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    I would go with the AD method if possible. It's what we are using and works really well.

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    Ah, apologies for the lateness of the reply!

    We're running Windows Server 2003 - at the moment I'm used to using AD to create new users. We currently have group policies, but I'm not sure how to go about editing them. (Or, indeed which bits to change!)

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    Hi You can use Print services Windows Server 2003 Print Services to add printers using windows 2003 but you cannot set a default so what I would do is use a script and add it to a log on script.

    Richard

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    I have to say MASSIVE Thank yous to everyone who commented, I've just written my first piece of script and now there's no fussing having to go round every child to enable them to print.

    I'm so incredibly thankful, happy, excited. YAY.



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