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Old 08-29-2005, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help: Installing Printers via Batch File or Scripts

I have created a massive list of users via Active Directory that will be using roaming profiles.

My question is, how can I install a network printer that the users will be using via a batch file or script that will be run when the user logs in, per my Group Policy?

My college uses something like this when we log in to their computer system, and I was wondering how I can do this on my own (aside from asking their far-from-friendly staff). Thanks in advance to any group policy gurus out there who can help me with this.

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Old 08-29-2005, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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use this function from the batch file...

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /q /n\\printserver\printer

This is what we use to do this.
now if you want to get tricky and use different subnets for things, you can work a perl .exe to run through the subnets and then based on that apply the printer that is closest that way. it's something we do for our EOC's. works good.
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