Have a read here
As for setting the default there's no simple way of doing this, so I use a reg file which works well.
Hi we are in the process of deploying printer with gpo and the loopback enabled feature. Please could you tell me how you deploy printers on your networks and set default printers?
3 printers named as such
AA Printer would be set as default ( as it alphabetically sorts them out ) - at least from what I gathered from peoples feedback - other then that either as above reg hack or maybe a script ( ie vbscript ) to set the default printer so ie
pause for 10 seconds to allow for printers to be added via pushprinterconnection.exe and then set the default printer.
We use GPO with loopback that runs a simple login script..... something like this:
rem maps printer
Set Network = CreateObject("Wscript.Network")
rem this next line makes a default printer
Hope that's helpful.
I think this is Microsoft's official recommendations but in practice it doesn't work. Typically when you install a new printer it decides to be default. Not always the case, but this can happen. I've also found some driver upgrades can affect which printer is the default too.
azrael78 (11th October 2010)
Pwetty Pwease can you share your reg file? :-)
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