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Win2000 Pro network printer install

By mrpjb ·
How do I get a network printer installed on Win2000 Pro if multiple users are going to use the machine. They will logon to a Win2000 domain. What I'm experiencing is I install the network printer on a Win2000 Pro client, log off, and log back on as another user, and NO PRINTER! does this mean every user (500+ users, 70 machines at a college lab)will have to initially install the printer or is their a way to do it just once? I tried logging on locally to the client machine and installing theprinter with no avail. Any ideas?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Win2000 Pro network print ...

Read Technet article Q252388:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q252388
(please remove any spaces)

hope this helps

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Win2000 Pro network print ...

You can add a printer on a per machine connection (as opposed to per user)

From MS Technet article Q189105
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q189105 (no spaces)

The above article describes the use of Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry command

Usage: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry [options] [@commandfile]
/a[file] binary file name
/b[name] base printer name
/c[name] unc machine name if the action is on a remote machine
/dl delete local printer /dn delete network printer connection
/dd delete printer driver
/e display printing preferences
/f[file] either inf file or output file
/ga add per machine printer connections
/ge enum per machine printer connections
/gd delete per machine printer connections
/h[arch] driver architecture one of the following, Alpha | Intel | Mips | PowerPC
/ia install printer driver using inf file
/id install printer driver using add printer driver wizard
/if install printer using inf file
/ii install printer using add printer wizard with an inf file
/il install printer using add printer wizard
/in add network printer connection
/j[provider] print provider name
/k print test page to specified printer, cannot be combined with command when installing a printer
/l[path] printer driver source path
/m[model] printer driver model name
/n[name] printer name
/o display printer queue view
/p display printer properties
/q quietmode, do not display error messages
/r[port] port name
/s display server properties
/Ss Store printer settings into a file
/Sr Restore printer settings from a file

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Win2000 Pro network print ...

Store or restore printer settings option flags that must be placed at the end of command:
2 PRINTER_INFO_2
7 PRINTER_INFO_7
c Color Profile
d PrinterData
s Security descriptor
g Global DevMode
m Minimal settings
u User DevMode
r Resolve name conflicts
f Force name
p Resolve port
/u use the existing printer driver if it's already installed
/t[#] zero based index page to start on
/v[version] driver version one of the following, Windows 95 or 98 | Windows NT 3.1 | Windows NT 3.5 or 3.51 | Windows NT 3.51 | Windows NT 4.0 | Windows NT 4.0 or 2000 | Windows 2000
/w prompt the user for a driver if specified driver is not found in the inf
/y set printer as the default
/Xg get printer settings
/Xsset printer settings
/z do not auto share this printer
/Z share this printer, can only be used with the /if option
/? help this message
@[file] command line argument file

Examples:
Run server properties:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /s /t1 /n\\machine
Run printer properties:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /p /n\\machine\printer
Run add printer wizard localy:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /il
Run add printer wizard on \\machine:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /il /c\\machine
Run queue view:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n\\machine\printer
Run inf install:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /b "Test Printer" /f %windir%\inf\ntprint.inf /r "lpt1:" /m "AGFA-AccuSet v52.3"
Run add printer wizard using inf:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ii /f %windir%\inf\ntprint.inf
Add per machine printer connection:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /c\\machine /n\\machine\printer /j"LanMan Print Services"
Delete per machine printer connection:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /gd /c\\machine /n\\machine\printer
Enumerate per machine printer connections:
rundll32 prin

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Win2000 Pro network print ...

Take note of the per machine printer connection example (/ga switch). You can even do this on a remote computer and printer!

hope this helps.

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by netxt In reply to Win2000 Pro network print ...

Answer 1 is OK. But I found it a bit complicated. To accomplish this task create an account, take the necessary desktop settings, install the required printer and set it as defoult user account.
How ? Logon as an administrator, Right clik My computer -> Properties -> User Profiles, Select the created user account ->Copy to C:\Documents and Settings\ Defoult User which is hidden by defoult.
That's all.
Sandor Papp

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