I am using gprint as a shell call to print pdf files. I have to install the network printer first, but the program runs under a different account. Is there anyway to install a network printer under Windows XP so that it is available to all accounts on the machine?
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /n\\server\printer
/ga adds it for all users on the machine
/n specifies the name of the printer in \\server\printername format
For the completness you can also use the prnmngr.vbs script.
It's located in %SystemRoot%\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US 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"