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  • Set Default Printer by Computer Security Group

    Hello,

    I was wondering if it would be possible to set a default printer for a computer security group. We have a print server that deploys printers to computer groups. I understand that default printer can be set through the user policy and can also be set by computer OU with loopback enabled, but we need it to be at the computer group level. Reason being is that computer groups were created for printer deployment by dept/location. For each computer group, we'd like to set a default printer. Also by OU would not work because some computers in the same OU could be located in different locations.

    Would it be possible to create a script with if then statement at user logon to determine if this computer is in a certain group, then set this printer as default?

  • #2
    Group Policy Preferences with Item Level Targetting will probably work
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Hi Ossian,

      Thanks for the reply. I did try that option but Item Level Targeting only allows OU. I need it by Computer Security Group.
      Last edited by mtrang; 30th March 2018, 16:18.

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      • #4
        What OS are your DCs running. Mine (Server 2012R2) have Security Group (user or computer) as a targeting option. The actual deployment of the shared printer is under the User Group Policy Preferences - Computer preferences only allow sharing of printers
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

        ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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        • #5
          Thanks Ossian!! I found it. I think that will work! Appreciate the help!

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