Windows Thread, Unusual Default Printer behavior in Technical; We have an unusual problem on a handful of PCs:
We have a locally attached printer that is set as ...
31st October 2012, 10:36 AM #1
Unusual Default Printer behavior
We have an unusual problem on a handful of PCs:
We have a locally attached printer that is set as the Default Printer - when user logs in all is fine but for some reason during the day the Default printer will change to a Network Printer assigned by Group Policy, that is in the PC's list of available printers.
We are running Windows 7 and a Server 2008 R2 Print Server. We have Kyocera Printers.
The problem doesn't happen for all staff just a handful and at the moment no Group Policy assigned to that PC sets a Default printer.
31st October 2012, 01:50 PM #2
Try to run the good old chap Resultant set of Policies and see exactly what GPOs are applied to these PCs Use the Resultant Set of Policy Snap-in, somewhere donw the line they must be getting this domain printer applied
Hope it helps!
31st October 2012, 02:47 PM #3
GPP printer deployment allows you to specify the default printer. GPO printer deployment works based on the printer name alphabetically.
If you use GPO printer deployment, you can use a GPP regedit to set the default printer.
31st October 2012, 11:19 PM #4
- Rep Power
It sounds like group policy is 'updating' during the day.
Have you set the refresh time on group policies?
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