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Adding printers to logon script

Discussion in 'Software' started by Toasty, May 26, 2010.

  1. Toasty

    Toasty Byte Poster

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    Hi

    is it possible to add network printers to the logon.bat file like you can network drives so when a user logs on the printers are all ready to use?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    Not using batch files you can do it by VB script but VB scripts for log on are not recommended as they are about as stable as a 3 year old on crack.
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    add the vbs script to a startup script in group policy.

    A simple vbs printer script would look something like this:

    Code:
    Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\server\printer"
    objNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\server\printer"
     
  4. Toasty

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    Thanks for your help simon i will edit your script with server/printer name and add it to GP and see what happens.
     
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  5. Modey

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    You can if you use a program to add the printer for you. Con2Prt has been around for years and is still very useful.

    http://ss64.com/nt/con2prt.html

    You could always use Group Policy to control and add the printers. You would need Server 2003 R2 or higher for that though.
     
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  6. LukeP

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    Not sure if that's the same thing Modey suggested but with 2008 domains you can configure printers and network drives (and many other things) using Group Policy via the the Preferences node.
     
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  7. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    This.
     
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  8. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Not the same no, but an alternative. The method I mentioned doesn't rely on client side preferences which need a patch on XP machine (but are natively supported on Vista and W7 IIRC).
     
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  9. Toasty

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    Thank you Modey i will try this tomorrow
     
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  10. ThomasMc

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    I've been having a little mess about with this today, so close to getting it to work :D, have some rep.
     
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  11. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    These guys have a handy logon script generator that produces a vbs script for you. From memory it also does printer mapping.
     
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