Windows – How to install a network printer for all users on a Windows 7 computer

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I have a Windows 7 computer. There is a second computer (Windows XP) that has a printer attached to it and is shared. On the Windows 7 computer I install the printer as a network printer (not TCP/IP port, etc.) just with the wizard and network printer.

It does not show up for all users in the domain when the logon this PC.

When I do a "real" network printer with TCP/IP port on a different printer, everyone can see it.

Does anyone know how to make it show up for all users?

Best Answer

You can use the prnmngr.vbs script.

It's located in %SystemRoot%\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\[language] for Windows 7. For XP it's located in windows\system32.

To add printer for all users you use this command:

cscript prnmngr.vbs -ac -p "\\server\printer"