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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Deploying Printers Using Group Policy

The ability to deploy printer connections to Windows-based client computers using Group Policy was first introduced in Windows Server 2003 R2. You can use Group Policy to deploy printer connections in two ways:

  • As per-computer printer connections available for all users who log on to the client computer. You can deploy per-computer printer connections to computers running Windows XP or later versions.

  • As per-user printer connections available to the user on any client computer to which the user logs on. You can deploy per-user printer connections to users of computers running Windows 2000 or later versions.

Deploying printers using Group Policy is useful in scenarios in which every user or computer in a room ...

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