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Windows 7: Add a network printer with all printer settings using GPO

02 Apr 2012   #1
upiter77

Windows7 64bit
 
 
export printer settings from server to a client

hi

To add a network printer using GPO isn't a problem, but howto export all printer settings from WIN2008 server into WIN7 client to have the same printer settings on this client like on the server?


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05 Apr 2012   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

See if this helps you:
Deploying Printers by Using Group Policy


Dave
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08 Apr 2012   #3
upiter77

Windows7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave Atkin View Post
See if this helps you:
Deploying Printers by Using Group Policy


Dave
No thx, it doesn't help I don't thing you can export printer settings using GP.
Print preferences are in HKCU registry.
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08 Apr 2012   #4
upiter77

Windows7 64bit
 
 

I've tried to export/import using the following PrintUI commands:

on a server:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Ss /n "PR01" /a "D:\support\pr01.dat"

on a client:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Sr /n "PR01" /a "S:\pr01.dat"

but get an error by importing on a client computer.

I don't know what's wrong, the printer was added before and is online.


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11 Apr 2012   #5
upiter77

Windows7 64bit
 
 

BTW is it any GUI tool to export/import printer settings?
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12 Apr 2012   #6
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Something else to read here:
Deploying Printers by Using Group Policy on Windows Server 2008

Why do you want to export the settings? Deploying the shared printer using the above method will be easier.


Dave
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17 Apr 2012   #7
upiter77

Windows7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave Atkin View Post
Why do you want to export the settings?
Dave
Sorry, but there is a lot specific printer settings and it's a lot of work to set this settings manually on about 1000 WIN7 clients.
We need a possibility to export & import these specific printer settings.
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