default printer keeps changing

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Default printer keeps changing

Postby TWF4IFNvdWxsYXJk » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 21:22:03 GMT


I have several users using TS to connect to another site. I am having 
problems with the default printers changing for some users. When the users 
log on for the first time they select a printer as the default printer, they 
log off and back on and the default printer changes to a different printer. 
The printers are installed via a log on script, and the client local printers 
are also installed on their session. I cannot add on the script the line that 
sets a default printer, objPrinter.SetDefaultPrinter 
\\ServerName\PrinterName,since I have several users and they use different 
printers as their default. Any suggestion on how to make sure that once a 
default printer is selected by the user it remains when the user reconnects.


default printer keeps changing

Postby Lenny » Tue, 19 Feb 2008 07:04:39 GMT

One of my users logs on via remote desktop but the default printer in the 
printer list keeps changing. I am able to change it back again but seem to 
have to do this everyday. At the moment the default seems to stay whilst 
logged on but changes after logging off. Not sure why this would be the case 
as the user is on a LAN with 20 other users and it is stable. Nobody else 
has ever had this problem.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


Re: default printer keeps changing

Postby Alice Kupcik [MSFT] » Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:50:44 GMT

Can you check if the user who is encountering the problem has local printers 

Thx. Alice

Alice Kupcik
Program Manager - Microsoft

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