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Printer installation script..

CH3
Hi,

I've not done any programming for years, but I would like to write a simple
program/script to help with something at work. We have several print servers
for our 2000+ users, and whenever we have to rebuild a user profile we have
to add the printers to this profile. The printers are on all print servers
for built in redundancy, but it's a pain having to add each one several
times. I want to write a simple program so that you enter the printer name
once, and it adds them to each printer server for you.

Is Visual Basic what I need?
Jul 17 '05 #1
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"CH3" <no****@nomail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I've not done any programming for years, but I would like to write a simple program/script to help with something at work. We have several print servers for our 2000+ users, and whenever we have to rebuild a user profile we have to add the printers to this profile. The printers are on all print servers
for built in redundancy, but it's a pain having to add each one several
times. I want to write a simple program so that you enter the printer name
once, and it adds them to each printer server for you.

Is Visual Basic what I need?


Probably not..

If the user permissions are pretty much the same (super user level or
higher), you can setup one PC as a user, add the printer manually, then copy
the profile to the all user profile.

o.e. right mouse click on the Mmy Computer icon, click on the tab User
Profiles, highlight the user that you just setup with the printer, click
"Copy to..", change the "Permitted to use" to "Everyone" and select Browse
under Copy Profile To and find the target "c:\Documents and settings" and
highlight "All Users" <OK>

Now when a new user uses the machine, he'll have the printer.
Jul 17 '05 #2
CH3
thanks, but not at all what I asked.

Anyone else? Instead of adding the printer 3 times for each print server, I
want to just enter the printer name in a script (the name is the same on
each print server) and the script adds this printer to the user profile for
each print server.

"Raoul Watson" <Wa*****@IntelligenCIA.com> wrote in message
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"CH3" <no****@nomail.com> wrote in message
news:bX**************@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
Hi,

I've not done any programming for years, but I would like to write a simple
program/script to help with something at work. We have several print

servers
for our 2000+ users, and whenever we have to rebuild a user profile we

have
to add the printers to this profile. The printers are on all print servers for built in redundancy, but it's a pain having to add each one several
times. I want to write a simple program so that you enter the printer name once, and it adds them to each printer server for you.

Is Visual Basic what I need?


Probably not..

If the user permissions are pretty much the same (super user level or
higher), you can setup one PC as a user, add the printer manually, then

copy the profile to the all user profile.

o.e. right mouse click on the Mmy Computer icon, click on the tab User
Profiles, highlight the user that you just setup with the printer, click
"Copy to..", change the "Permitted to use" to "Everyone" and select Browse
under Copy Profile To and find the target "c:\Documents and settings" and
highlight "All Users" <OK>

Now when a new user uses the machine, he'll have the printer.

Jul 17 '05 #3

"CH3" <no****@nomail.com> wrote in message
news:6i*****************@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
thanks, but not at all what I asked.

Anyone else? Instead of adding the printer 3 times for each print server, I want to just enter the printer name in a script (the name is the same on
each print server) and the script adds this printer to the user profile for each print server.

I am not sure you're understanding what I am saying. For each new user that
logs in, a new profile will be created (unless you're using the old win95/98
where one can hit cancel). So if you have three users, there will be three
new profiles (at least happening once). So what I am saying is why not set
up ONE pc (once) with the print server you need and then COPY this profile.
Once this profile is stored on the LAN, other new users (hitting this
roaming profile) will have the printer automatically setup.
Jul 17 '05 #4

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