Tuesday, April 24, 2012

AD: Map a printer via Group Policy Preferences (GPP)

find attatched a short manual for Mapping a printer via GPP.

-Create a printer object on print server i.e. P_X555
-Create a local group "lg-prt-P_X555 Users" and give them Print acces on the printer object on the server.
-Create a global group "gg-prt-Map P_X555" and nist "lg-prt-P_X555 Users" in it.
-Create a GPO for printers i.e. "ALL Printers Location1"
    -Delete Authenticated Users from GPO scope and add "lg-prt-P_X555 Users"
-Go to the server, right-click the printer P_X555, select "Deploy with Group Policy..." and browse to the created GPO "ALL Printers Location1"

Finally add users to "gg-prt-Map P_X555" and the printer will be mapped.

NOTE: For XP you must download the pushprinterconnection.exe and built a policy that points to the exe. Then add the local group to the scope of the policy. Download and install or push via WSUS the following KB to using GPP with XP http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3628 . For Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15198

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