Setting a default printer for the DEFAULT USER

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by CNBarnes, May 15, 2009.

  1. CNBarnes

    CNBarnes Guest

    I have a Vista (enterprise) machine that is joined to a domain.

    There are ~8 printers defined.

    How do I set which of these printers is the default one selected for a
    new user that logs on?

    I can do this either from the local group policy, or the registry.
    CNBarnes, May 15, 2009
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  2. the print scripts in \system32\printing_admin_scripts\en_us use the WMI
    interface to make the set_default_printer spooler call

    cscript prnmngr.vbs -t -p "printer name"

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
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    Alan Morris [MSFT], May 15, 2009
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