[Samba] adding printers from netlogon script
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Tue Jan 13 08:33:07 GMT 2004
On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> >> [Samba] adding printers from netlogon script
> >> Andrew Gaffney agaffney at technaut.darktalker.net
> >> Tue Dec 9 20:10:07 GMT 2003
> >> While this doesn't relate specifically to Samba, I need to do this in
> >> a netlogon .bat file in a Samba domain. In my network, I have a
> >> printer hooked to a JetDirect so that it is a TCP/IP printer. Is there
> >> a way I can automatically have this printer mapped/added when the user
> >> is logged on?
> > Test this command from a "DOS box":
> > rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n
> > \\printerserver\printersharename
> > If it works, it can go into the logon script. (Of course "printersharename"
> > needs to exist on "printerserver" and must have printer driver deposited on
> > the server's [print$]-share for "point'n'print" download...). And:
> > rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntriy /?
> > will show up a full "man page" (hehe...)
> > See also
> > http://de.samba.org/samba/docs/man/printing.html#id2931140
> I used the above and some other references and pieced togethere a few commands to auto-map
> network printers at logon:
> REM rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ia /m "Ricoh Aficio 200/250 PCL" /h "Intel" /v
> "Windows 2000" /f %windir%\inf\ntprint.inf
> rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /b "Hallway Printer" /f %windir%\inf\ntprint.inf /r
> "\\skyline\jetdirect" /m "Ricoh Aficio 200/250 PCL"
> These work just fine...as long as the user is an administrator. If the user logging on is
> a regular user, which most are, it give me "Access denied" when trying to map the printer,
> on the same computer. These commands are being run from the netlogon.bat script that runs
> at logon. Am I missing something?
Indeed you are. Windows NT/200x/XP requires you to explicitly give the
user the rights to make changes. If I am not mistaken, you can get around
this by adding the Domain Users group to the Local Power Users group on
- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org
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