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    In our domain we have 1 print server and 4 terminal servers.
    All servers are 2008R2

    We have about 25 network printers that are all connected to the print server.
    Afterwards the printer is manually mapped to the user's profile.

    In our active directory we have 25 OU's, 1 for each office.
    Per OU we have a security group (e.g. AU_Office1) with all the users in that office as member.

    Is there a way to automatically connect the appropriate printer when the user logs on? Maybe via security group or OU.
    Can this be done via scripting or GPO?

    This only has to happens on their very first login. Once the printers are connected to their profile it will stay there.

    Can you guys point me in a right direction?


  • #2
    Re: Map printer when user logs on

    Have you looked at group policy/user config/preferences/control panel settings/printers?
    Maybe assign per PC in the computer settings too?

    Not used this link but this is an idea

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    • #3
      Re: Map printer when user logs on

      Hello. You could try Item-level Targeting in Group Policy Preferences.
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      • #4
        Re: Map printer when user logs on

        as the guys above have already pointed out - this can be done via Group Policy.

        (alternately, you could use logon scripts, but GPPrefs is a nicer way to do it)
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        • #5
          Re: Map printer when user logs on

          It worked using group policies.

          So easy but I never knew it was possible.

          Thank you all for answering.