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    New Vanilla help!

    What is the easiest way of assigning printers to PC's. I guess it will be through policies, but I don't know how. We are moving away from our middle-ware and eventually want a vanilla network. Also, I need to group stations to assign shortcuts. I don't want shortcuts on stations that do not have the application loaded on.

    I basically need help on locking down/configuring the stations as I want to remove our management software.

    Many thanks

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    There's loads of scripts on here that members have created or you could use server 2003 r2 printer management which seems to work well.

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    Start up scripts are by far the easiest way to assign a printer to a PC in my opinion.

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    what system are you running: server 2003 (R2) or 2008?

    Have you looked at the print server role/feature?

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    there are loads of threads about this - do a search in the hardware forum for printers and you will find them.
    Some have got the scripts you need all written out nicely

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    A script (s) for groups of users/computers which need it.

    Plenty of them about on the goog.

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    I have a working printer script here if you would like me to email it you?

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    This site is quite useful depending on your familiarity with AD and Group Policy

    Logon Script FAQ

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    Either scripts as above (look at the wiki) or Group Policy Preferences in Server 2008.

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