Multiple XP users to use same printer

By cmckenzie ·
I am looking for a possible script/bat file that would allow multiple users of one workstation to have a printer automatically selected and defaulted when they log in. I have already set up the printer under the administrator side. Any help?

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is this

by tmalo627 In reply to Multiple XP users to use ...

a local printer or network printer?

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I have used this utility in the past

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Multiple XP users to use ...

for a "difficult" workstation that kept changing the default printer for some reason I could never track down.

It's called Default Printer....a little clumsy but it worked well.

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Copy profile

by AshishS In reply to Multiple XP users to use ...

If you have already installed the printer under Administrator profile, log off the machine and copy profile to deafault users under a different login. This method copies all the setting (including printers) to all users and does not gives them admin rights either. Or you could delete all printers under printer setting and install the printer in admin profile as default that you want users to connect to. Each user who logs in will have the printer.

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Network Option

by IC-IT In reply to Multiple XP users to use ...

If networked the printer should have a static IP address. You can then Use the Add Printer Wizard.
Uncheck the automatically detect attached printer and then add a local printer.
Create a new port of the type - Standard TCP/IP.
At the next screen type the IP address, Next and continue to the end of the wizard.

Any user that logs on will have access to the printer, they will need to set it as default.

Or add this script to the all users startup.
Be sure to add the print queue path in both spots.

Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
PrinterPath = "\\ServerName\queuename"
WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection PrinterPath
WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\ServerName\queuename"

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