[windows2000] Re: Printers for ALL

  • From: "Nayden Kolev" <naydencho@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 13:22:28 -0400

Is this a printer/printers setup on a print server? If you can get to the print queue with a UNC path, then you can use con2prt.exe (I believe it is a part of the Resource Kit and it was posted in the downloads section of the Windows2000 list) and add a line to their logon script. You can also use a batch file, build some logic into it and put in their startup folder... the entry would be

con2prt.exe /c \\ServerName\PrintQueueName


con2prt.exe /cd \\ServerName\PrintQueueName if you want to make it the default printer...

Hope that helps...


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----Original Message Follows----
From: "Herchenbach, Jim" <jherchenbach@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Printers for ALL
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 10:12:11 -0500

This is getting frustrating. When I try to set the permissions on the folder below.....and then go to apply, the creater/owner unchecks itself (Strange). Could the problem have anything to do with me using a external hp print server device? I have the folder permissions set "not to inherit" and the spool file is NOT a read only file. Personally I think its crap that a person can't make a network printer show up for ALL USERS. I've installed uptodate drivers....and everything prints fine. The printer properties are the basic defaults. I've reinstalled it several times.

Ok...so next question.
Could I setup a script or GPO to create this printer at logon?
If so, how would I do this?


-----Original Message-----
From: Sullivan, Glenn [mailto:GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 11:46 AM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Printers for ALL

Sounds like you have changed the permission on the folder where the spool documents are stored, and they cannot delete from that folder.

Ensure that CREATOR/OWNER and SYSTEM have full control.

My spool folder is at C:\WINNT\System32\spool\printers, but your may be different. In the printers control panel, click File->Server Properties, and look at the path on the advanced tab...

Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I MCDBA David Clark Company Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Herchenbach, Jim [mailto:jherchenbach@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 12:40 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Printers for ALL

Its been a while, but I need to revisit this. I have set this up as you recommended, but now I'm having some strange problems. Whenever I turn on one of the machines that this is set up on I get a complete print out of everything that was printed the day before. The queue is not purging itself so to speak. Is there a setting I'm missing?

-----Original Message-----
From: Sullivan, Glenn [mailto:GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 9:52 AM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Printers for ALL

Only local printers will show for all users.

But you can make network printers pseudo-local:

In the add printer wizard, choose "Local Printer (Do not detect)" and when asked for a port, choose "New Local Port"

When prompted for the local port name, put the UNC of the network printer queue.

Hope this helps,

Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I MCDBA David Clark Company Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Herchenbach, Jim [mailto:jherchenbach@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 10:50 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Printers for ALL

I have a question in regard to individual users and printers. I'm sure this is by design, but when I install a printer, it only appears for the user who is logged in at the time. Next user, install printer.....next user - install printer.....

What do I have to do to install a printer and have it appear for ALL the users of that perticular machine. Some pc's will have 10 different users per day.



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