Mandatory profiles and printers
I'm tinkering with mandatory profiles to try and speed up our login times. Currently we use group policy to set all user's settings, and their local profile is created from the Default User profile.
This all works fine, but I reckon using a mandatory profile in conjunction with a single, simple policy (for folder redirection etc) will help speed up these logins.
However, one thing I can't seem to get around is printers. In our rooms each suite of PCs has the printer in the Default User profile - therefore anyone who logs in gets the right printers for that room, and all the associated policy settings.
Is there a way around this if I use mandatory profiles? I did think of attaching printers using a login script, but that script would then need to know what room the user was logging into to connect the right printers?
And if a PC/laptop has a local printer attached, will the user still get this with a mandatory profile?