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Setting a Default SMB printer in a pure AD environment

I have a client who is not able to set a default printer in a pure AD environment. They are pushing out the printer with ZCM but it never sets the printer as the default. Any ideas?

- Dariusz Swierzewski
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Re: Setting a Default SMB printer in a pure AD environment

Here is what I am seeing.

If the workstation has a printer that has been set as default either by a user or application, like Adobe PDF Printer, than the newly deployed printer does not override what is set, even if you set it as default in ZCC.

Any ideas how we can resolve this issue?

If there are no printers on the PC than all works like a charm.

I do get the following error if there are or are not printers on the wks.

ERROR] [03/03/2010 13:49:54.383] [1712] [ZenworksWindowsService] [54] [dni] [printer policy] [POLICYHANDLERS.PrinterPolicy.UserDeamonNotFound] [Unable to get the user deamon while enforcing printer policy. Printer Policy may only be partially enforced.] [Failed to set default] [null]

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Re: Setting a Default SMB printer in a pure AD environment

dariusz71;1941210 wrote:
Here is what I am seeing.

If the workstation has a printer that has been set as default either by a user or application, like Adobe PDF Printer, than the newly deployed printer does not override what is set, even if you set it as default in ZCC.

Any ideas how we can resolve this issue?

If there are no printers on the PC than all works like a charm.

I do get the following error if there are or are not printers on the wks.

ERROR] [03/03/2010 13:49:54.383] [1712] [ZenworksWindowsService] [54] [dni] [printer policy] [POLICYHANDLERS.PrinterPolicy.UserDeamonNotFound] [Unable to get the user deamon while enforcing printer policy. Printer Policy may only be partially enforced.] [Failed to set default] [null]


Is the printer policy assigned to device or user?

Thomas
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thsundel;1941216 wrote:
Is the printer policy assigned to device or user?

Thomas


Assigned to the Workstation

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dariusz71;1941232 wrote:
Assigned to the Workstation


Could you try assigning the policy to user instead and see if it works for testing purposes?

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thsundel;1941233 wrote:
Could you try assigning the policy to user instead and see if it works for testing purposes?

Thomas


I am in the PC now, let me do that and see what happens. The problem is that this is a School District and these are labs, so it defeats the purpose.

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thsundel;1941233 wrote:
Could you try assigning the policy to user instead and see if it works for testing purposes?

Thomas


Same result, policy still fails and never changes the default printer.

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dariusz71;1941239 wrote:
Same result, policy still fails and never changes the default printer.


Strange.. You should try reproducing this in a virtual environment. We don't use smb printers here so I can't try to reproduce.

Maybe this could be a workaround:

Set the default printer for all users on a Windows XP computer « neverblog.net

Create a script bundle to run at login @ those lab computers.

Thomas
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Re: Setting a Default SMB printer in a pure AD environment

thsundel;1941254 wrote:
Strange.. You should try reproducing this in a virtual environment. We don't use smb printers here so I can't try to reproduce.

Maybe this could be a workaround:

Set the default printer for all users on a Windows XP computer « neverblog.net

Create a script bundle to run at login @ those lab computers.

Thomas


I am chatting with NTS right now and will let you know what the resolution is if any. Waiting for a reply back from one of their ASE's.

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dariusz71;1941255 wrote:
I am chatting with NTS right now and will let you know what the resolution is if any. Waiting for a reply back from one of their ASE's.


Cool, yes please let us know so that it may help other with same problem.

Thomas
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Re: Setting a Default SMB printer in a pure AD environment

Any solution? We've got similar errors "Unable to get the user deamon while enforcing printer policy" that we can't seem to resolve...policy doesn't apply consistantly.

Same situation for us. These are school labs and iprint policies are applied to the device.
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