I can’t get my default printer to stick on my application server. Make a group policy.

I had a user buy some wham bam Dell portable pc for $4,000. It sure was fast with Vista Ultimate, Blue Ray, Bluetooth keyboard, lots of ram and processor. Well it sort of looks like a laptop but it weighs a lot. The primary business application does not run on Vista so we set him up to use the pretty new application server. He also has a dog slow XP laptop. I could not get the default printer to stick on the application server. I would log in with one laptop and set the default printer on the application server. He would log in with the other laptop and the default printer on the application server changed. The default printer kept flopping back and forth. Every day was a new day.


So here is what I did. Group Policy management. I made a new GPO under domainname.local Windows Components/Terminal Services/Client/Server data redirection. Do not set default client printer to be default printer in a session. Enabled.


Problem of default printer flopping about due to the client machines was solved.


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  1. I am his favorite woman auohtr but as he usually only reads contracts and bids that write, I am not quite sure what he means by that. I can write a very clear and concise and bid, by the way. hehe. I belonged to a writers’ group for several years but it became one of those Oh, I like that groups with an unspoken rule that we were never ever to say anything that anyone else in the group might object to. I finally just quit going. I even had a creative writing prof who would do the same thing. Oh, I like how you said that. Not very helpful. When Dad reads my stuff he usually doesn’t say anything at all, unless it’s a bid and I left of the total. I really appreciated your critique of my story. I have changed some things and of course, I need to finish it. Did you say you wanted a novel for your short story contest?

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