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    GPP - Deploying Printers to users with roaming profiles - Huge build up of printers!

    I am just switching to GPP for my users mapped drives and printers...

    When a staff user with a roaming profile moves around the school they get a build up of printers in their profile from each room they visit. Has anyone who has successfully deployed printers with GPP found a way around this??

    Thanks in advance

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    Yes. Use the option to set the printers as "Replace" and "Remove when no longer applied". You can also create a "Delete All" item...

    Im going to finsih the blog post Ive been writing for this - as Im using it extensively, and also on a Remote Desktop environment too

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne View Post
    Yes. Use the option to set the printers as "Replace" and "Remove when no longer applied". You can also create a "Delete All" item...

    Im going to finsih the blog post Ive been writing for this - as Im using it extensively, and also on a Remote Desktop environment too
    +1 - I normally get around this with a Delete All being the first GPP applied

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    +1 - I normally get around this with a Delete All being the first GPP applied
    Same here. Add a delete all as the 1st printer preference and this will clear the list before adding any printers

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    I have this working well for students and staff using desktops which have fixed locations. But how do people cater for staff with laptops that move around the school? If a member of staff moves from the Staffroom to an IT suite and wants to print from their laptop, what options do we have for connecting the IT suite printer, making it default, and removing the staffroom one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gybe78 View Post
    I have this working well for students and staff using desktops which have fixed locations. But how do people cater for staff with laptops that move around the school? If a member of staff moves from the Staffroom to an IT suite and wants to print from their laptop, what options do we have for connecting the IT suite printer, making it default, and removing the staffroom one?
    This was really my question..
    If i set it to delete then staff will need to keep re-adding their odd printers.

    anyone?

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    what do you mean by odd printers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    what do you mean by odd printers?
    erm, cover staff who travel around the school doing different lessons each day or ICT teachers who will log on anywhere is the school but want to print to their office.
    I guess if they ask then GPP can install based on username/ou

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    erm, cover staff who travel around the school doing different lessons each day or ICT teachers who will log on anywhere is the school but want to print to their office.
    I guess if they ask then GPP can install based on username/ou
    Yes, printers can be set by many different things with targeting.

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    Right, thanks for the help.

    I have my "Order 1" GPP set to "Delete all" but then filtered this to computers must be in "PCs_School" OU (so it doesn't affect laptops)
    All other printers are set to update.

    Does this sound right please?

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    sounds ok.

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    I have two final problems that I am struggling with.
    One Shared printer when I try and select it from the list it always crashes the MMC.
    Also, when i try to target two other printers to the OU (Win_Vista_PCs) containing our windows vista PC, MMC crashes with the following error:


    I have had to get around this by targeting the netbios name and adding in each computer name with an OR filter.
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    Right ive found a bug....

    If you attempt to map a printer or target any OU that contains the charactor "/" it crashes the MMC..
    Eg. "Maths/ICT Printer" or "PCs_Dance/Drama"

    Hope this helps someone

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