Deploy Printers with a Group Policy!

by | Mar 12, 2015 | nerdery

Installing printers can be a tedious job, but Group Policies can automate the deployment process. This guide will detail the steps required to push out printers to a department.

Step 1: Create the GPO for the printer

First, open Group Policy Management on the Domain Controller.


Then, create the GPO that will be used to deploy the printer.
Right-click on Group Policy Objects >New



Click OK

Step 2: Add the Printer to Print Management

Go to Start > Print Management


Right-click on Printers > Add Printer…


Go through the wizard to add the printer.

Step 3: Link Printer to GPO for Deployment

Right-click on the printer and select Deploy with Group Policy…


Click Browse…
Click the All tab
Select the GPO created for the printer


Select either to deploy to the user or to the computer
Click Add
Click OK


Step 4: Link GPO to OU

Drag to link the GPO to the desired OU in Group Policy Management.
If deploying per computer, reboot the target computer.
If deploying per user, logout/login on the target computer.

If you need any assistance, give Atom Creek a call!

Microsoft Technet – Deploy Printer Connections

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