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Domain wide printer? [SOLVED]

bowenbowen How you doin'?Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey all, domain issue here. I'm looking for a way to set up a bunch of network printers on each user (or a group specifically) so that the printers are always accessible just by going to print without having to be installed per machine.

There's a central machine that's basically our print server, so I shouldn't need to install drivers or anything other than network a printer.

I'd like to stay away from a batch script but if that's the only way to do it, that's cool too.

Let me know, thanks everyone.

not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • sinnsinn Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    What type of domain is it? Windows Server 2008 allows for installing printers via group policy.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    2003 unfortunately.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Login script is your best bet.

    There's a bunch of example scripts that you can possibly cannibalize here.

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  • alabasteralabaster Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    If your users are seperated into OU's that you want to deploy your printers to and your domain schema is extended to use R2, you can use the Print Management MMC to map the printers via GPO:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722179(WS.10).aspx

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    We do it with localized logon scripts here.

    It's something like
    rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /q /n\\server\sharename
    

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Ruckus wrote: »
    We do it with localized logon scripts here.

    It's something like
    rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /q /n\\server\sharename
    

    :^:

    I think I'll go with this. Unfortunately we don't have RC2 either so that made deployment pretty much impossible.

    Thanks Ruckus.

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