Printer startup script in XP




I am desperate here! Nobody seems to be able to help me, I am currently
running a printer startup script via a batch file off of a
Win2k server for Win2k clients, however when I attempt to run the startup
script for WinXP clients I am unsuccessfull. The batch I use is below:

Create a batch file (e.g. printers.bat) containing lines of the following
form (the PrintUIEntry bit is case-sensitive):

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\printserver\printer1
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\printserver\printer2
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\printserver\printer3

The script runs fine in Win2k, and appears to run for XP, however once
logged in the printers do not appear. Is there any reason the script will run
Win2k but not for XP?

Thanks in advance!


Had a similar issue and my resolution was to give the end user admin rights
to the PC, printers were isntalled w/o a problem.
If you find another solution please post it here.

Ryan Hanisco

Take a look at the con2prt utility in the admin tools. This was first a
part of the NT 4.0 tools and on the Microsoft web site. This is your best

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