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Default Settings - Print Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • On our print server (Server Core 2008), we've set the default print pref. settings on a number of printers which affect both mapped as well as new mappings for XP workstations. However for Windows 7 workstations, the default print pref. settings only affect new mappings. How do we get the default print pref. settings to be set for currently mapped printers in Windows 7? 

    Also once a user changes that network printer's print pref. settings on XP, no matter which default settings I change on the print server, they don't push back to the client. Is this somehow flagged on the local PC? 

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:12 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    You may use the Group Policy Preference to deploy the Printers to Windows 7, but this performing do not apply to Windows XP. So you need to reserve the Printer Server Settings for Windows XP.

     

    About how to use the Group Policy Preference, you can refer to the following link:

     

    Group Policy Preferences: Getting Started

     

    When you have finished creating the policies, remember to modify the policies’ status to UPDATE.

     

    If you have anything unclear, please post your thread at Windows Server Forums.

    • Marked as answer by Ngenuity Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:17 PM
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:53 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    You may use the Group Policy Preference to deploy the Printers to Windows 7, but this performing do not apply to Windows XP. So you need to reserve the Printer Server Settings for Windows XP.

     

    About how to use the Group Policy Preference, you can refer to the following link:

     

    Group Policy Preferences: Getting Started

     

    When you have finished creating the policies, remember to modify the policies’ status to UPDATE.

     

    If you have anything unclear, please post your thread at Windows Server Forums.

    • Marked as answer by Ngenuity Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:17 PM
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks we will set the default settings on the print server for XP clients.

    Unfortunately, our OU structure is not in place where we can use group policy to deploy printers.

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:17 PM