Questions Connecting a Network Printer

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by robbie, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. robbie

    robbie Guest

    Hello Anyone,

    I would like to add a network printer to a client computer so that any
    user who logs in to that computer has access to it, preferrably keeping
    it as the default printer for that computer. All of our client
    computers run Windows 2000 Pro.

    When I add a printer to a computer it appears to add it to the profile
    of whichever user is logged in. Other users logged in don't see that
    printer unless they add it also. That means that I have to go through
    the Add Printer Wizard for every single user who may want to use that
    computer. That's a lot of work! Also, a user's default printer is the
    same where ever he or she logs in, even if they log in in the next
    building. That means that we have a lot of print jobs that are wasted
    because they go to a distant printer. Is it possible to make the
    default printer for a computer be a property of the computer, rather
    than a property of the user? If this is not possible, can anyone
    confirm that for me?

    Thank you in advance,
    Robbie Liben
    Insight Meditation Society
     
    robbie, Feb 15, 2005
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  2. robbie

    Todd J Heron Guest

    To define the printers that are available to a client computer regardless of
    who is logged in at that computer.

    See tip 2014 in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsiinc.com

    robbie>Also, a user's default printer is the same where ever he or she logs
    in, even if they log in in the next
    building.

    So, you are using roaming profiles?

    robbie>Is it possible to make the default printer for a computer be a
    property of the computer, rather than a property of the user?

    Don't use roaming profiles then.
     
    Todd J Heron, Feb 15, 2005
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