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    GPP Local Printer Problem

    Morning folks.

    I am having a bit of a strange problem, I have set up GPP to deploy printers accross the school (with great success). Its working flawlessly, apart from one machine.

    I have set up the GP to map a network printer called OFFICE-01 to all of the PC's with a netbios name that begins with OFFICE-01. This particular machine has a local USB printer (HP Laserjet 1320), so I also ticked the box that says Set this printer as the default printer ...only if a local printer is not present.

    However, whenever a user logs in, the network printer is set as the default and not the local printer. I have had a quick look on the net but I have been unable to find any resolution. Has anyone else had a similar problem or know whats wrong?

    The server is 2k8 and the client is a fully updated XP SP3 Client.

    TIA
    James

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    printui.dll /GA - global add, so that all users have the local printer as default ?

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    Thanks, Can you expand on this a bit more? do I have to run this at a command line?

    Does anyone else have any suggestions?

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    I'be found this feature doesn't work either. I worked around it by adding a login script that sets any local printers as default. This works for me as we have quite a few users with local printers, but no more than one each.
    If your users had multiple local "printers", then you'd need something more precise, such as that already suggested.

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