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  • Dee
    Re: Set Default Printer ??

    Based on Microsoft's KB article
    (Please read the notes at the end before doing this in Hyena)
    Find info for the printer to change to at:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cur rentVersion\Devices
    Copy printername, winspool value, and NeValue.

    Add this information to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
    Change the Value Data for Device to <printername>,winspool,<NeValue>

    There is a comma but no space between the values.
    There is a colon after the NeValue.
    Remote registry will not list HKEY_CURRENT_USER, so you will have to determine which SID to use in the HKEY_USERS entry. It is the first one with a long SID.

    [This message has been edited by Dee (edited 05-17-2006).]

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  • kstanush
    Re: Set Default Printer ??

    There isn't an easy way that I know of to set this remotely, as the default printer is maintained in the registry on a per-user basis. You would have to have this set either manually or in a logon script when the user logs on.

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  • wstreeter
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    Set Default Printer ??

    I've added a local Generic Printer to several computers(2k/XP) using the add printer option in Hyena, I don't see an option or a way to "Set as Default Printer", is it possible or is there a way to set the local printer as default.