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By aspiring_one ·
I am replacing a printer on our Windows NT 4.0 network and I was wondering if there is any way to tell what users are currently setup to print to the old printer so I’ll know which ones to contact about switching to the new drivers, etc.

Does anyone know of an easier way to do this besides having them redo their drivers, etc.?

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by curlergirl In reply to NT Printer

There are some 3rd party products (network auditing software) that can capture this information automatically. Short of that, though, the only way I can think of would be to email users and ask them to respond if they are using this particular printer. In order to make the install of the drivers easier, if you have Win9x workstations you can install the drivers on the server so that they can be downloaded more easily. With Winnt workstations, of course, you don't have to load the drivers locally. . .Hope this helps!

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by bdivine In reply to NT Printer

Have you thought about auditing the printing event to this printer to determine who prints to it? You may not get all of the users, you should get the bulk of them.

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by eadwint In reply to NT Printer

Using the admin tools, domain adimin you can set up print auditing on that specific printer, follow this for a wek this should show you the majority of people who use the printer.
If they have used conect to printer server option it should recognise there has been a change and download the correct drivers . However if you have set the drivers up locally then you'll have to change them individually.

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