Connect Printers using bacth file

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Anyone know a way to connect or map to shared printers that are on the print server through a batch file or logon script? Right now we use a logon script to map all of our network drives; however, I like to map our printers too but I don't know how. The reason I want to map our shared printer through a logon script is because I don't want to go to every client's workstation and manually connect to a shared printer that's on the print server under their profile. That would too painful and tedious because we have quite a lot of users.

Any help on this issue is greatly appreciated!

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Ok.

Firstly what OS are the clients running?

Whats server OS are you running?

IS this a MS domain environment?

Do you have a preference of batch file or script?
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Thank you very much for the response.

Client OS = Windows 2K Pro
Printer Server OS = Windows 2K Server
Domain Server OS = Windows NT 4.0 with SP4

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moved to windows
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UNFLUX, what do you mean moved to windows? I am on Microsoft Windows NT/2K/2K Server.

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your thread was made in the general discussion. so i moved it to
windows where it belongs.
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I see. Thanks!

I always used the General and I forgot that there is one forum specific to Windows.

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np orob.
on the main page of http://www.ozzu.com are all the categories. take a look. ;)
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Given your configuration I don't think you can "map" to a printer. The following is an abbreviated set of instructions from a Win2K server book I use for reference.

Go to the client machine and open the add a printer wizard.
Select network connection to a printer
On the locate your printer, leave blank and click next to browse to your printer. Find your printer and select it - click next.
Choose default or no
Click next. You'll have a summary of your configuration.
Click Finish - you're done.

It may be a pain if you have multiple client stations, but I think that's the only way.
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Thanks for the effort. Yes, I know how to map printers manually under a user's profile. The problem I have is I have quite a few users to go through each time there is a change in the print server.

Thanks!

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Check this out... Hope it helps

http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -us;189105
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Thank you very much! The title of that page seems to do what I wanted. I'll give that a try first.

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