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Windows 7: Really? Default printer all users that complex?

12 May 2011   #1
agunslinger

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Really? Default printer all users that complex?

Im hoping I missed something. Setting up printer in Win 7 on a network and setting a printer as a defualt doesnt stick for all users like it used to in XP. A bunch of posts conveying some suprisingly complex answers using Rundll32 and printui.dll for this.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/189105
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624057(WS.10).aspx

Really? All that?


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12 May 2011   #2
brady

 

Running group policy?
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12 May 2011   #3
agunslinger

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The couple posts I have seen were from people having issues getting GPO tomake the change. People havent been able to get it to stick.
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12 May 2011   #4
brady

 

you running a print server on the domain? 2008 R2?
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12 May 2011   #5
agunslinger

Windows 7
 
 

We are in a larger institution where pritners are assigned static IP addresses. No print server. In XP admin account setup PC on a system and remained default for all other network users on that PC (unless changed by a user for thier profile).
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12 May 2011   #6
brady

 

Are these printers shared in the directory? Are they all installed to the same machine/desktop/server?

Have you tried a startup VBS using net.setdefaultprinter \\server\printer?

Or .bat in startup with :
ADD SHARES
net use [drive letter]: \\server\share

ADD PRINTER
net use \\server\printer
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12 May 2011   #7
agunslinger

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Are these printers shared in the directory? Are they all installed to the same machine/desktop/server?

Have you tried a startup VBS using net.setdefaultprinter \\server\printer?

Or .bat in startup with :
ADD SHARES
net use [drive letter]: \\server\share

ADD PRINTER
net use \\server\printer
Adding to the .bat file might be the best option here. Good idea. Im just very suprised they would take something so inutitive and easy to accomplish and convolute it .... wait, I guess Im not suprised. Will report back,
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