Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, GPP - Deploying Printers to users with roaming profiles - Huge build up of printers! in Technical; I am just switching to GPP for my users mapped drives and printers...
When a staff user with a roaming ...
14th November 2011, 09:47 PM #1
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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14th November 2011, 10:54 PM #2
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
Thanks to TheScarfedOne from:
sister_annex (16th November 2011)
14th November 2011, 11:40 PM #3
+1 - I normally get around this with a Delete All being the first GPP applied
Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne
15th November 2011, 09:33 AM #4
Same here. Add a delete all as the 1st printer preference and this will clear the list before adding any printers
Originally Posted by Soulfish
15th November 2011, 09:38 AM #5
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?
16th November 2011, 10:18 AM #6
This was really my question..
Originally Posted by gybe78
If i set it to delete then staff will need to keep re-adding their odd printers.
16th November 2011, 10:22 AM #7
what do you mean by odd printers?
16th November 2011, 10:30 AM #8
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.
Originally Posted by Admiral208
I guess if they ask then GPP can install based on username/ou
16th November 2011, 10:34 AM #9
Yes, printers can be set by many different things with targeting.
Originally Posted by burgemaster
16th November 2011, 11:01 AM #10
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?
16th November 2011, 11:02 AM #11
Thanks to Admiral208 from:
burgemaster (16th November 2011)
16th November 2011, 01:05 PM #12
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.
16th November 2011, 02:55 PM #13
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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