School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes: >I'm looking for proprietary software that allows me to install network >printers for all users of a Windows XP Pro workstation. This came up >when I was imaging some new machines. We have a Windows domain, and >currently each user has to add printers after their profile is created. >I've been playing with some scripts, but potentially have use for other >features that print management software would provide. Thanks for any >assistance. There are a few free options using Active Directory. 1) Create a login script using con2prt.exe (exe needs to be dropped in the windows directory), and deploy the script using Group Policy. There are also other methods for creating a script, like VB. Everyone has their favorite. 2) Use Group Policy Preferences (Server 2008 or Vista or 7 workstation with server 2008 tools installed) to deploy the printer. You can do this as either a user policy or a computer policy. Logically you would want to do this as a computer policy but for some strange reason you can't create a computer policy preference linking you to a printer's network share (if you are using a print server). You can do this with a user policy though (?). But on a computer policy preference you can link to a local port or an IP port. Melissa Hayden-Raley IT Technician Milton Town School District ====================== Need computer help? http://helpdesk.mtsd-vt.org Fix it yourself! http://helpdesk.mtsd-vt.org/selfhelp/index.html __________________________________________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy/delete all copies of the original message.