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    Network Policy - printers

    I recently added a new HP Officejet pro K550 networked printer to our system. Set up went well. I now want to define it as a choice for all users. However, initially until I work out how to do this, I'm trying to add printer when individuals are logged on relevant workstations. I see the printer and it allows initial selection but then a message pops up telling me:

    A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

    Suggestions welcome.

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    Re: Network Policy - printers

    You need to make sure that the PCs have the driver installed because regular users cannot install printer drivers.

    This can be done very easily in a startup script like the following:
    Code:
    ' Startup script to add network printer drivers at startup
    ' Author: Ric Charlton, 11/04/07
    
    ' Declare variables and enumerate existing printer connections
    On Error Resume Next
    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    Set oPrinters = WshNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
    
    ' Delete existing connections to network printers
    For i = 0 to oPrinters.Count - 1 Step 2
                On Error Resume Next
    	    if Left(oPrinters.Item(i), 3) <> "lpt" And Left(oPrinters.Item(i), 3) <> "usb" then
                 	WshNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection oPrinters.Item(i+1), true, true
                else WScript.Echo "No network printers found"
                end if
    Next
    
    ' Add printer connections
    ' Variable to select print server
    Dim printServer
    printServer = "MyBigPrintServer"
    
    
    WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\" & printServer & "\MyFirstPrintQueue"
    ' Copy the above line for each print queue
    
    ' Delete connections to network printers
    oPrinters = WshNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
    For i = 0 to oPrinters.Count - 1 Step 2
                On Error Resume Next
    	    if Left(oPrinters.Item(i), 3) <> "lpt" And Left(oPrinters.Item(i), 3) <> "usb" then
                 	WshNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection oPrinters.Item(i+1), true, true
                else WScript.Echo "No network printers found"
                end if
    Next

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    Re: Network Policy - printers

    Also make sure with these that the paper type is setup correctly to A4 in the printer properties on the server.

    Also make sure that students set their paper size to A4 when trying to print to them.

    I have issues with these and the 850's that they just baulk at some print jobs because of this and hangs the queue.

    Ben

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    Re: Network Policy - printers

    our students just hit print button repeatedly then go WAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!

    PRIN'ER WONT PRIN' !!!!!

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

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    Re: Network Policy - printers

    Does the printer not have an 'ignore wrong paper size' option? They usually do..

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    Re: Network Policy - printers

    @Geoff & others: IIRC you set this using the web interface on them.

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