Thanks for the advice. I'll continue to work with our campus IT and see
about the print server. I was just hoping for a solution in the short
term--I'll consider the scripts and stuff.
Have a nice evening!
On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Riley Childs <[log in to unmask]>
> Set LibPrinter = CreateObject(“WScript.Network”)
> LibPrinter.SetDefaultPrinter “[PRINTER_NAME]“
> Where [PRINTER_NAME] is the exact name as spears in Devices and Printers
> Simply set this as a startup script and go to town!
> I would still highly recommend a print server of some type
> Riley Childs
> Charlotte United Christian Academy
> Library Services Administrator
> IT Services
> (704) 497-2086
> From: Angie Stangl<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: 9/2/2014 4:10 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Printing + Active Directory
> It is actually 4 printers (2 cash printers, 1 color cash, 1 papercut [not
> under our control]). We'd like it to default to one of the cash
> printers--printout comes to printer behind desk and student pays desk in
> cash. But, then we would like to leave color or papercut printing as an
> options for users who prefer those.
> Thanks for the suggestions. I will keep the TCP/IP port option in mind if
> this gets too crazy. Also, we do not currently have a print server,
> however, I will keep it in mind as I work more with our Campus IT.
> On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Jimm Wetherbee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Angela,
> > I assume you are talking about a single network printer or at least a
> > public computer being assigned to one and only one network printer. If
> > that is the case, have you tried creating a local port on each of the
> > machines. Simply sharing a printer work for only one user, but you
> > the drivers to a local Internet port, it will behave the same way as if
> > installed the printer on a serial or parallel port.
> > If you go to Add Printer, choose Local Port/Create New Port > (Standard
> > TCP/IP port should do the trick). Just make sure you know the IP address
> > of your printer.
> > --jimm
> > On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 3:35 PM, Angie Stangl <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > Hello All,
> > >
> > > I'm still relatively new to this list, however, based on discussion
> > > already seen I thought I'd try this topic for this list.
> > >
> > > So, we've recently switched to Active Directory on our public machines.
> > > Although we're a relatively small library, it is still creating some
> > > printing chaos. We added the printers to the computers manually using
> > > admin account and the printers are mapped to the LPR port and
> > > defaults/preferences are all set. However, these preferences and
> > settings
> > > don't seem to hold when users login. Is there a nice way to set the
> > > default printer for users? And preferences like printing double sided?
> > > recognize some of this might be able to be done at a group policy
> > > but, I wanted to see what other folks were doing.
> > >
> > > *TL;DR:* *How do you manage local printing (printers are in our
> > > when computers are on Active Directory (managed at a campus level)?
> > > curious what works (or doesn't work) for other libraries.
> > >
> > > Have a good afternoon!
> > > Angela Stangl
> > >
> > > Digital Services Coordinator
> > > Rodney A. Briggs Library
> > > University of Minnesota, Morris
> > > amstangl(at)morris.umn.edu
> > >
> > > p.s. I'd be willing to take responses off-list if that helpful.
> > >
> > --