Cool Solution - Printer assignment

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The package univention-printer-assignment adds the functionality to your system to assign different printers to selected groups (containing Windows clients) without connecting other printers from the domain to the list of available printers in Windows. If no group contains specific printers, all available printers are connected to the Windows system and leaves the choice of the default printer to the user.

Installation

To add the printer assignment to your environment, the package univention-printer-assignment and the accompanying schema package must be installed on the DC Master:

univention-install univention-printer-assignment univention-printer-assignment-schema

After the installation the provided join script must be run:

univention-run-join-scripts

Configuration

Now printers can be assigned to groups, which hold the Windows clients as members and computer objects. To add printers to a computer or a group, open the [Advanced settings] tab and open the module Printer Assignment. Every printer here is added to the VBS script which is later run by the Windows client.

Assignment of a printer to the group Guests

Note: The drivers for the printers that you want to assign to your clients must be installed on the clients. Otherwise the printer can not be installed by Windows. You may also want to define a so called "point-and-print" policy in the Windows group policies, which allows users to install drivers locally.

Note: If you experience difficulties you might also want to check out this recent update from Microsoft which may cause problems with network printing.

Netlogon scripts

To run the printer assignment script, a generic call line must be added to the logon script.

call %LOGONSERVER%\sysvol\<YOUR DOMAIN>\scripts\printerassignment\%COMPUTERNAME%.vbs


If you're still running Samba 3, a different call line must be used:

call %LOGONSERVER%\netlogon\printerassignment\%COMPUTERNAME%.vbs

Hint: adjust the values according to your setting.

UCR variables

To get a full list of provided UCR variables and allowed values, search for UCR variables starting with printer/assignment:

ucr search --verbose printer/assignment
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