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Install an allusers print driver NT4

By terry.box ·
I installed a network print driver, HP LaserJet 4 driver and print queue on an NT 4 Workstation. If I log in into the workstation with my usual account I can see and use it for printing as normal. But if another user logs in he/she cannot see it andcannot the printer driver and queue appears not installed. How can I install a network print driver and queue on a NT 4 workstation so that ALL users can use this driver and queue

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Terry

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by spn In reply to Install an allusers print ...

A Question have you shared the printer with the appropriact right and assind to the right groups?

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Install an allusers print driver NT4

by mhinckley In reply to Install an allusers print ...

Here's a couple of ways:

In a batch file use the Net Use command to map to the network printer, then put the batch file in a login script, or set it to run at startup. This will map the printer no matter who logs on. The only problem is users who map to more than one printer - so it might not be the best solution.

Or, create an icon which runs the batch file and put in on the All User desktop. Users who want to map to that printer can run the batch file (only needs to be done once for each user, of course).

Or, there's a utility in the resource kit which does the same thing, but I've not used it.

Good luck.

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Install an allusers print driver NT4

by davis226 In reply to Install an allusers print ...

One way to do this is to log in as the Administrator account of the local machine and install the printer. However you cannot install it by simpling browsing for the share name, because the local admin account will not have rights on your domain. When you install it, you need to set it up as a local printer, and then create a new tcp/ip printer port entering the ip address of the printers jetdirect card (Just as if you were installing on the server). After this you are requested to load the driver for the printer you have - so you may need the nt4 cd or driver file from HP. Once installed, anybody that logs in will see this printer in their printers folders as a local printer even though it IS a network printer. Hope this helps out....

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by johnricarte In reply to Install an allusers print ...

There are several ways of doing this:
1. Is to make sure that the printer is shared and that the workstation is set for file and print sharing. You can check this in network neighborhood,properties and check on the protocols loaded in the workstation.
Make sure that when you load this printer with WS the printer is set as a local installed printer.
2. You can set this up on the server using a jet direct card, follow the instructions when you get the jet direct card. You must make sure though that there will be an open datajack where the printer will be at to use this option.
3. Good Luck!!!

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Install an allusers print driver NT4

by Lee V. In reply to Install an allusers print ...

You say a "network printer driver" so let's assume it is shared from an NT server, and you are attaching to it. Install the drivers on the server so that all NT Workstations can use them from the server, and won't need them installed locally. Then log on to the Workstation as an Administrator and connect to the printer.

Now comes the tricky part. Open regedit.exe and browse to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers] key, and choose Export from the file menu. Pick a name (printadd.reg) and a central location (c:\temp) for the file and save it. Now browse to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] key, and add a new string value called "Printadd" and give it the value of "regedit /s C:\temp\printadd.reg" (without the quotes). Exit regedit. Now whenever anyone logs into that workstation, this reg file will be imported into their registry settings, and they will have the same printer settings as the ones you set up. You can also save the file on a central fileshare and add a similar string value to multiple workstations who need to print to that printer. Just change the value of the string to "regedit /s \\computer\sharename\printadd.reg".

Good luck!

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