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By paul ·
Does anyone know of a script that will add a network printer housed on a print server to a client when they log in to the domain for the first time?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Add Network printer at fi ...

Hi

Have you tried using logon scripts? MS has an example VBS here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/263226/en-us

that you can set to automatically run when a client logs on.

Good luck

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Add Network printer at fi ...

this is not answering your question but have you checked out the possiblities of a customized default user profile?
here is the scoop:
How to create a custom default user profile
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319974/en-us

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by cody In reply to Add Network printer at fi ...

Hi there,
I would recommend using a LOGIN script to do this. It's easier to manage so if you need to add or delete printers, you do it all from one central location instead and it takes effort next time the user logs in.

I would recommend using either the con2prt.exe or the KIX ADDPRINTER command to do the printer mapping. If you want some examples on how to do this, I've written about it here: http://www.thisishelpful.com/con2prt-exe-map-delete-and-set-default-printer-a1.html and also here: http://www.thisishelpful.com/kix-login-script-to-map-printers-network-drives-and-setting-changes-a3.html.

Hope that helps

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