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This article shows you how to use a Visual Basic script to add a printer and make it the default printer.
The Windows Printer Mapping on Terminal Service cannot automatically map a printer if the printer is not locally attached to an LPT, COM, or USB port.
To map network printers for use in Windows 2000 Terminal Services and Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server, follow these steps:
For example, if you want to install a Cannon Bubble-Jet BJ-230, then the line in the script should read PrinterDriver = "Canon Bubble-Jet BJ-230".
Excerpt from ntprint.inf:
NOTE: Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server does not have Windows Scripting Host by default. Windows Scripting Host must be installed first to execute the scripts.
++++++++++++++++++ "Canon Bubble-Jet BJ-230" = CNBJ230.GPD, CanonCanon_Bubble-JeFF70,Canon_Bubble-Jet_BJ-230
To add a different printer for each user that logs on to Terminal Services, follow these steps:
For more information about scripts, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 263226 - Last Review: March 27, 2007 - Revision: 5.6