I have a server. The server has some printers connected. It all drivers for x32 & x64 OS plus all defaults set. The server also manages the print queue.
I have many workstations, all need to use the printers. All need to have drivers print queue and defaults propagated from server.
When I add the printers on the workstations, I get:
ABC Printer on SERVER123. I need something shorter – just
How can I do that?
Please don't show me how to change the name of your locally installed printer. I know how to do this. I am particularly interested in shared printers that look like
ABC Printer on SERVER123.
Installing the driver with a local port wont cut it because then I lose the server propagated defaults, the driver updates and I need to run around with driver disks/confuse trembling users with hard things like choosing drivers.
I am happy for a hack if there is no official way to do this in the group policy. I tried looking in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printerson the workstation machines but those are only local printers.
I can see the network printer details on the workstations here:
HKEY_USERS\[Some GUID]\Printers\Connections– but there is nothing obvious like a description string.