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#1 JazzyCheeto

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 07:43 AM

I'm looking for an easy way to deploy local print drivers across the network using a login script.

 

If I remote into someone's PC can this be done on a local workstation or must I be on the server for any script to work properly?

 

I am needing some advice on the most effective way to do this.

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 07:52 PM

Do you have a domain environment?

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:57 PM

Not always. Sometimes it's just a workgroup on a simple router scheme and other clients may have a domain server.

 

I'm just looking for ways to push out drivers in varied environments quicker than loading individually on each PC.



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 05:01 PM

In domain environment you can use Group Policy. In a WorkGroup environment you will still need to logon to the computer locally to setup the startup script. The script for workgroup computers will be in the form of Net Use \\computername\printer. There are other options such as PsExec however you would still need access to the computer to enable PowerShell remoting. Lastly if the computer sharing the printer does not have the drivers required by the computer connecting to the printer you will have problems. Specifically 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows. 


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 04:34 PM

Pushing out drivers from a server isn't bad it's more of the local workstation environments that are time consuming, laying hands on each PC. Peer to peer networks I'm referring to. The countless hours I've spent loading local drivers over the years is enough time to wait in a BMV line! (x500) With the technology that is out there today there must be a way, right?

 

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New printer on network set via static IP address. Host name let's say is NEWPRINTER.

12 workstations - all Windows OS with unique log in credentials.

No server.

All users need drivers loaded on their PC's for advanced printing features using manufacturer's model specific software drivers. (No "generic" or universal drivers in this case)

 

The only way I can think to do this is find one PC on the network that could act as the "server" but that PC must remain on in order for others to print. Share the driver from that one PC and then run a script right?

 

Or, is there other ways where you don't need to worry about all that?



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:41 PM

Tasks like that without a Domain or some Deployment software are a Pain in the rear

 

 

With the computers properly setup tools like psexec can help but its challenging because some times you need to do run stuff as Administrator, as the user or as SYSTEM!


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