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    push printers setup as default

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    i have setup a printer and deployed with a gpo and the push printer connection exe. my question is how do i specify what the default printer is per computer /ou. so i have a ou with 20 pc's in side all with the printer deployed using push printer.exe and just in that room i want to set the default for that room

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    mark

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    Hi

    I had the same problem and found out you can only set the default when you upgrade the servers of windows 2008. I am sticking with the script I have always used till I upgrade.

    Richard

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    from what i can remember it is set in alphabetical order so you could bodge it by putting a higher letter infront of the one you don't want to be default.

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    servers are running 2008

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    Not sure if this will help but here goes nevertheless:

    We use Kix scripts to allocate printers to students and staff. For students the printer[s] they get depends upon the OU the students are in. For staff the printer they get is governed by the station name [case select in the script determines which printers are allocated]

    Either way there is a statement in the Kix script sets which printer is default if more than one printer is available to the user. I can post details of the scripts tomorrow if that will help.

    The one little issue I have with this is that for a small number of users the script will run and a local printer which should be default is deselected for for the default. Still working to solve this one.

    If you are interested let me know.

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    Group policy preferences an option?

    I've started moving my printers over from local installs on each workstation to a GPP from a Windows 2008 member server (rest of the domain is 2003/xp) and setting the printer for the user and enabling the loopback on the policy lets me set the default and so far seems to have been working great.

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    Indeed - targeted user GPP printer deployment works fine for me (I haven't needed loopback, just put some carefully targeted preferences in one user GPO that hits all the users)

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