How to use Active Directory and Specifying Printers to Specific Workstations
I was handed a project that could easily of been fixed by a really long usb cable (50 - 100 ft) but for flexibility of the physical devices it was better to look at a network based solution for managing the printer. However there are a couple caveats about the situation with the printer and the workstation requiring access.
- The network printer is on a completely different network then the workstation
- The workstation is on a managed domain
- We only want the one workstation to have access to the printer on the domain
- Power location is a problem
- Network location is a problem
Step 1 - Make sure your print server is prepped.
|32 and 64 bit drivers ready to automatically install|
STEP 2 - Setup your OUs and Group Policies
|Group Policy Management|
|Create Powershell Script in the Login/Logoff|
|Powershell Script for adding the printer in GP|
STEP 3 - Add the Shared Printer to Active Directory Print Management
|Server 2012R2 AD Print Management|
|Add the shared printer from the Workstation|
|Browse/Add the new workstation printer (Reference01)|
|List of Print Servers|
|Deploy with Group Policy|
|Deploy with Group Policy Settings|
|A successfully deployed printer|
A successfully deployed printer via AD using OUs and GPs. All users should have no problem connecting on that machine with the current GP settings we have setup unless you have other restrictions in your group policy.
STEP 4 - Test and Verify.
Always best practice to test and verify anything you do and works the way you expect.