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    Deploying printers via group policy

    Does anyone know where i can get the console printmanagement.msc?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    It's part of 2003 R2 if you're running that then you can add it into an MMC.

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    We have it installed and we still can't see it :s

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    So if you open an MMC and select add you don't get a Print Management option?

    Have you added the print management componant in add remove windows componants?

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster
    So if you open an MMC and select add you don't get a Print Management option?

    Have you added the print management componant in add remove windows componants?
    There is no component in there. :?:

    Thanks for your help btw 8)

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    What about if you follow the winitpro link?

    http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles...3954.html?Ad=1

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    DONT USE IT!

    It works, but you have to be so careful about removing printers the right way

    Considering how easy a script is, especially when so many have been posted on this site, its not worth the hassle

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    sidewinder is right that script are a better way but the console still has other handy features and is still worth installing IMHO

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    We use scripts at the moment but we are going across two networks with different domains. We are halfway through a project to combine the curriculum subnet with admins new one. This wont be happening until summer and the printers keep dropping the passwords so teachers are finding it difficult to print to the curriculum side.

    Iam going through that website, but it seems to just state what to do, i cannot find any instructions on what to do if you havn't got the component.

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    Have you installed the R2 CD do you see options to add any other R2 features like the File server resource manager?

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    It looks like we need to upgrade the schema in AD, this will have to be a half term job though. Thanks everyone for your comments and help.

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    You might want to do a test run on a spare server but the schema update is tiny and took about 30 seconds when we did it and no reboot was required. It could be an after school or weekend job.

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    Is there a problem with replication to our main Admin server though? We are currently doing this on our backup admin domain controller. Or should we be doing this onto our main DC and allowing it to replicate out?

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    Re: Deploying printers via group policy

    There are no main or secondary servers in Active Directory all server are writable so that shouldn't be a problem. You could try to add it on another R2 server just in case but if you haven't updated the schema that is likely the problem.

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