Problem pushing printers to XP Machines
Hi everyone. I looked through the forum but can’t find exactly what I’m looking for, so apologies if double posting.
I’ve got Server 2008R2 and a bunch of XP machines. I’ve got several computer rooms and there is a printer in each room and it needs to print only from computers in that room no matter who is logged in. I have installed Client Side Extensions on XP machines, in Active Directory I have created a new OU called Room1 and added computers (that are located in Room 1), and I have created a new blank Group Policy for Room1 (called PrinterRoom1). On the server (2008, it’s printserver) I have added a printer (located in Room 1) and installed XP drivers, then I deployed this printer with Group Policy pointed to the PrinterRoom1 policy and deployed as “per machine”. Then I opened PrinterRoom1 group policy navigated to Computer Configuration-Policies-Windows Settings-Scripts-Startup and added the following line: \\myserver\netlogon\pushprinterconnections.exe (this is where pushprinterconnections.exe is located). Closed it all and run “gpupdate /force” on the server and workstations. But nothing happened, there is no printer installed. If I navigate to the print server the printer is there and I can print the test page from Properties.
Where do I go wrong? Any help is very welcomed! Thanks.