Can I automatically install printers to client PCs?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Dana, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Dana

    Dana Guest

    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
    Dana, Jun 23, 2009
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  2. Dana

    CJ Guest

    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/magazine/2006.08.manageprinters.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/activmonitor/windowsmanagement/scripts/printing/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
    >
    >
    >
    CJ, Jun 23, 2009
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  3. 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.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jun 24, 2009
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