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    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone give me a good solution for a default network printer? We have a vanilla network running Server 2003 Standard with XP Pro SP3 with Ranger v5. Do I have to get another server running 2003 R2 or is it possible to do with the Script.? Please advise me in detail.

    Thanks in advanced.

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    Surprised no-one else has got back to you on this one yet.

    Anyway, a vbs logon script will do the trick fine. Most of my 2003 schools have a logon script that sets up the printers and names a default based on the group a machine is in (e.g. the Office group get a different default printer to the others, and the machines the kids use don't get the colour printer at all); then a logoff script cleans up.

    Someone else's name is writ large on the scripts, so I wouldn't feel right about posting one, but search the site (or Google) for examples.

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    Example of vbs script to add printer as default

    Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

    WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\server\printername"

    Set objPrinter = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

    objPrinter.SetDefaultPrinter "\\server\printer"

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