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Windows 7: How do I install network printer for all users on a computer?

12 Jul 2015   #1
rmk9785e

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How do I install network printer for all users on a computer?

I have a small network (picture attached) with one printer connected through the switch/router and other (HP Laserjet) direct attached to on workstation called SERVER-PC. It is shared over this network. How do I install it on the workstations (Laptop and Lenovo PC) such that all existing and new users who log into the workstations will have access to it.




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12 Jul 2015   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

for the first time adding it
From each computer or workstation
Start>Devices and Printers
Add a printer
Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
Let it search for any printers on the network
it will ususlly turn up as a http:// 192.168.x.xxx.xxxx
address

Highlight that one and click next
Let it install the drivers & print a test page


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13 Jul 2015   #3
rmk9785e

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you for the step by step instructions. I apologize not not making my query clear. I have used this process for the first user account on one of the client machines but when I add a new user on that machine, the printer doesn't show up there. It doesn't even display among available devices and printers. Rather than installing printers each time a user logs on, I wanted to install them once and have them apply to All Users.
I'm unable to see an IP address for this machine attached printer.
I understand there is a 'Per Machine' vs 'Per user' installation of printers and wanted to know how to do it in light of my fumbling attempts. I posted this issue earlier in this forum but have had no response so I thought I should describe my need differently.
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14 Jul 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

See if this will help you - networking - How do I install a network printer for all users on a Windows 7 computer? - Super User

You can try running that script with a group policy logon script perhaps.
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15 Jul 2015   #5
rmk9785e

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This not a domain based network. This may be a dumb question but can one set up group policy for workstations on a non-domain (no AD) network? How do I do that?
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15 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, you can configure group policy for standalone PCs (Pro/Ult/Ent) by running gpedit.msc
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02 Aug 2015   #7
rmk9785e

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.
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