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Share printers in 2003 domain [message #159895] Tue, 11 August 2009 14:10 Go to next message
Mikoyan  is currently offline Mikoyan  United Kingdom
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We are small primary school running Server 2003 and XP Pro. To save money we
have replaced our printer setup from one inkjet per classroom to using
networked laser printers shared between 4 classrooms, 16 classes in total.
We have installed the print drivers on the server and shared and listed the
printers in Active Directory.

My problem is that if I logon the client PCs and add a network printer as
the domain admin the printer is not available to any other user profiles. It
is not practical for all of the users to install the printer themselves -
they are children.

Is it possible to easily install the printer drivers (2 HP LaserJet 3000n, 2
HP 2600n) on the client PCs, making it available to all users? It would be
necessary to ensure that each corridor of 4 classes print to a specific
printer, to save on confusion unnecessary hall traffic.

Regards, Anastas
Re: Share printers in 2003 domain [message #159896 is a reply to message #159895] Tue, 11 August 2009 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
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Hello Mikoyan,

Check following scripting solutions:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314486

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/189105

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> We are small primary school running Server 2003 and XP Pro. To save
> money we have replaced our printer setup from one inkjet per classroom
> to using networked laser printers shared between 4 classrooms, 16
> classes in total. We have installed the print drivers on the server
> and shared and listed the printers in Active Directory.
>
> My problem is that if I logon the client PCs and add a network printer
> as the domain admin the printer is not available to any other user
> profiles. It is not practical for all of the users to install the
> printer themselves - they are children.
>
> Is it possible to easily install the printer drivers (2 HP LaserJet
> 3000n, 2 HP 2600n) on the client PCs, making it available to all
> users? It would be necessary to ensure that each corridor of 4 classes
> print to a specific printer, to save on confusion unnecessary hall
> traffic.
>
> Regards, Anastas
>
Re: Share printers in 2003 domain [message #159897 is a reply to message #159895] Tue, 11 August 2009 14:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
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Hello Mikoyan,

Also check :
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/defaul t.mspx?mfr=true

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> We are small primary school running Server 2003 and XP Pro. To save
> money we have replaced our printer setup from one inkjet per classroom
> to using networked laser printers shared between 4 classrooms, 16
> classes in total. We have installed the print drivers on the server
> and shared and listed the printers in Active Directory.
>
> My problem is that if I logon the client PCs and add a network printer
> as the domain admin the printer is not available to any other user
> profiles. It is not practical for all of the users to install the
> printer themselves - they are children.
>
> Is it possible to easily install the printer drivers (2 HP LaserJet
> 3000n, 2 HP 2600n) on the client PCs, making it available to all
> users? It would be necessary to ensure that each corridor of 4 classes
> print to a specific printer, to save on confusion unnecessary hall
> traffic.
>
> Regards, Anastas
>
Re: Share printers in 2003 domain [message #159898 is a reply to message #159897] Tue, 11 August 2009 14:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mikoyan  is currently offline Mikoyan  United Kingdom
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Hello Meinolf,

Thanks very much for the advice,

Regards, Anastas
"Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" <meiweb(nospam)@gmx.de> wrote in message
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> Hello Mikoyan,
>
> Also check :
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/defaul t.mspx?mfr=true
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
> confers no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
>> We are small primary school running Server 2003 and XP Pro. To save
>> money we have replaced our printer setup from one inkjet per classroom
>> to using networked laser printers shared between 4 classrooms, 16
>> classes in total. We have installed the print drivers on the server
>> and shared and listed the printers in Active Directory.
>>
>> My problem is that if I logon the client PCs and add a network printer
>> as the domain admin the printer is not available to any other user
>> profiles. It is not practical for all of the users to install the
>> printer themselves - they are children.
>>
>> Is it possible to easily install the printer drivers (2 HP LaserJet
>> 3000n, 2 HP 2600n) on the client PCs, making it available to all
>> users? It would be necessary to ensure that each corridor of 4 classes
>> print to a specific printer, to save on confusion unnecessary hall
>> traffic.
>>
>> Regards, Anastas
>>
>
>
RE: Share printers in 2003 domain [message #159905 is a reply to message #159895] Wed, 12 August 2009 05:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Irv  is currently offline Irv
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Registered: July 2009
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If you can get a Vista or W2008 server on your domain then you could use
Group Policy Preferences (GPP) to map the printers for you. Simply put the
students into the appropriate printer group (you'll need to create these) and
then use Item Level Targeting in the GPP to ensure the correct printer is
mapped

HTH

Irv

"Mikoyan" wrote:

> We are small primary school running Server 2003 and XP Pro. To save money we
> have replaced our printer setup from one inkjet per classroom to using
> networked laser printers shared between 4 classrooms, 16 classes in total.
> We have installed the print drivers on the server and shared and listed the
> printers in Active Directory.
>
> My problem is that if I logon the client PCs and add a network printer as
> the domain admin the printer is not available to any other user profiles. It
> is not practical for all of the users to install the printer themselves -
> they are children.
>
> Is it possible to easily install the printer drivers (2 HP LaserJet 3000n, 2
> HP 2600n) on the client PCs, making it available to all users? It would be
> necessary to ensure that each corridor of 4 classes print to a specific
> printer, to save on confusion unnecessary hall traffic.
>
> Regards, Anastas
>
>
>
>
Re: Share printers in 2003 domain [message #159916 is a reply to message #159905] Wed, 12 August 2009 12:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mikoyan  is currently offline Mikoyan  United Kingdom
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Member
Hello Irv,

Thanks, that sounds interesting, but for the future - budget contraints mean
we are unable to upgrade. Is there no way to do something similar with W2K3?

Regards, Anastas.
"Irv" <Irv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DD105818-6057-4C89-BE33-F1D476660B82@microsoft.com...
> If you can get a Vista or W2008 server on your domain then you could use
> Group Policy Preferences (GPP) to map the printers for you. Simply put the
> students into the appropriate printer group (you'll need to create these)
> and
> then use Item Level Targeting in the GPP to ensure the correct printer is
> mapped
>
> HTH
>
> Irv
>
> "Mikoyan" wrote:
>
>> We are small primary school running Server 2003 and XP Pro. To save money
>> we
>> have replaced our printer setup from one inkjet per classroom to using
>> networked laser printers shared between 4 classrooms, 16 classes in
>> total.
>> We have installed the print drivers on the server and shared and listed
>> the
>> printers in Active Directory.
>>
>> My problem is that if I logon the client PCs and add a network printer as
>> the domain admin the printer is not available to any other user profiles.
>> It
>> is not practical for all of the users to install the printer themselves -
>> they are children.
>>
>> Is it possible to easily install the printer drivers (2 HP LaserJet
>> 3000n, 2
>> HP 2600n) on the client PCs, making it available to all users? It would
>> be
>> necessary to ensure that each corridor of 4 classes print to a specific
>> printer, to save on confusion unnecessary hall traffic.
>>
>> Regards, Anastas
>>
>>
>>
>>
Re: Share printers in 2003 domain [message #159946 is a reply to message #159916] Wed, 12 August 2009 23:19 Go to previous message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
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Senior Member
Hello Mikoyan,

You can use Pinter deployment with 2003 R2.

See:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755424(WS.10).aspx

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Deployin g-Printers-Group-Policy-Windows-R2.html

To use Group policy preferences you need a vista/2008 machine in the domain
and Client side extensions installed on the XP/2003/vista machines. No DC
upgrade is required.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Hello Irv,
>
> Thanks, that sounds interesting, but for the future - budget
> contraints mean we are unable to upgrade. Is there no way to do
> something similar with W2K3?
>
> Regards, Anastas.
> "Irv" <Irv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DD105818-6057-4C89-BE33-F1D476660B82@microsoft.com...
>> If you can get a Vista or W2008 server on your domain then you could
>> use
>> Group Policy Preferences (GPP) to map the printers for you. Simply
>> put the
>> students into the appropriate printer group (you'll need to create
>> these)
>> and
>> then use Item Level Targeting in the GPP to ensure the correct
>> printer is
>> mapped
>> HTH
>>
>> Irv
>>
>> "Mikoyan" wrote:
>>
>>> We are small primary school running Server 2003 and XP Pro. To save
>>> money
>>> we
>>> have replaced our printer setup from one inkjet per classroom to
>>> using
>>> networked laser printers shared between 4 classrooms, 16 classes in
>>> total.
>>> We have installed the print drivers on the server and shared and
>>> listed
>>> the
>>> printers in Active Directory.
>>> My problem is that if I logon the client PCs and add a network
>>> printer as
>>> the domain admin the printer is not available to any other user
>>> profiles.
>>> It
>>> is not practical for all of the users to install the printer
>>> themselves -
>>> they are children.
>>> Is it possible to easily install the printer drivers (2 HP LaserJet
>>> 3000n, 2
>>> HP 2600n) on the client PCs, making it available to all users? It
>>> would
>>> be
>>> necessary to ensure that each corridor of 4 classes print to a
>>> specific
>>> printer, to save on confusion unnecessary hall traffic.
>>> Regards, Anastas
>>>
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