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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm creating a default user profile which will then be used to create a mandatory user profile.

    We have a 'Windows 2003' print server.

    Is it possible/OK to add network printers when configuring the default user profile by browsing to the print server and selecting the devices that we want to be available to the users of the mandatory profile?

    Thanks.

    Friday, May 1, 2015 10:44 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I was digging from the following registry path:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

    Check the following registry entries:

    Device: REG_SZ :<printer description string>

    It would resemble one of the following:

    \\SERVER\SHARE ,winspool,Ne00: or DESKJET,winspool,LPT1:

    The Ne00 is a network port and LPT1 a local port.

    Then I found following KB article, and I am supposing it is feasible.

    How to Add a Default Printer for All New Users

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/252388/

    Regards,

    D. Wu


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 6:28 AM
  • Assuming that your PCs are domain members, you can use a GPO to have the printer(s) added when anyone logs on. That's how we do it at my company.
    Thursday, May 7, 2015 9:41 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I was digging from the following registry path:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

    Check the following registry entries:

    Device: REG_SZ :<printer description string>

    It would resemble one of the following:

    \\SERVER\SHARE ,winspool,Ne00: or DESKJET,winspool,LPT1:

    The Ne00 is a network port and LPT1 a local port.

    Then I found following KB article, and I am supposing it is feasible.

    How to Add a Default Printer for All New Users

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/252388/

    Regards,

    D. Wu


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 6:28 AM
  • Assuming that your PCs are domain members, you can use a GPO to have the printer(s) added when anyone logs on. That's how we do it at my company.
    Thursday, May 7, 2015 9:41 PM