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Can I automatically install printers to client PCs?

 
 
Dana
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      06-23-2009

How do I have all printers that are published in AD automatically show up on
each PC that's part of the domain? Also, how do I install just 1 printer
(if I don't want all of the printers) automatically to the client PCs? We
have Win2003 server with all Win XP Pro clients.

Thx,

D


 
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CJ
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      06-23-2009

Hi Dana,

If you have Server 2003 R2 you can use Printer Management to push printers
out to all your clients via GPO:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m...eprinters.aspx

I hope this helps, alternatively I've used a VBS script in the past and just
sent the users a link to run it, you can pull a script from here:

http://www.activexperts.com/activmon...g/printserver/

Thanks
CJ

"Dana" wrote:

> How do I have all printers that are published in AD automatically show up on
> each PC that's part of the domain? Also, how do I install just 1 printer
> (if I don't want all of the printers) automatically to the client PCs? We
> have Win2003 server with all Win XP Pro clients.
>
> Thx,
>
> D
>
>
>

 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
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      06-24-2009

Dana <> wrote:
> How do I have all printers that are published in AD automatically
> show up on each PC that's part of the domain? Also, how do I install
> just 1 printer (if I don't want all of the printers) automatically to
> the client PCs? We have Win2003 server with all Win XP Pro clients.
>
> Thx,
>
> D


A couple of options:
W2003 R2 as CJ said
Get at least one Vista or W2008 machine on the network so you can make use
of group policy preferences
or
Set up a batch file using con2prt.exe from the resource kit, and include it
in a login script. Google should help you on that.


 
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