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I am tired to add the printer driver to each network client machine in our Windows domain.local network.

Is it possible to add the printer to the Active Directory and avoid this?

Where do I find instructions for HP 2055 and Windows Server 2008 R2?


EDIT: The printer is connected to the router.

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closed as not a real question by RobM, kce, rnxrx, Michael Hampton, Ward Sep 11 '12 at 18:01

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This question tells us you know nothing about Active Directory or printers. Please ask your System Administrator for assistance. – John Gardeniers Sep 6 '12 at 9:28
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You have several options here.

  1. Use a GPO to deploy the printer to your clients.
  2. Write a script to deploy the printer to your clients.
  3. Combine 1 and 2. Use a GPO to kick off a logon script to map the printer.
  4. Set up a print server and share the printer(s) out.
  5. Set the printer up on any machine and share it.
  6. Tell your users they ca share documents electronically, and don't need to be printing their crap on tree corpses.

Probably other options too.

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Wow, I thought that simply adding it to AD was enough... – Alberto Sep 6 '12 at 8:14
system administration is not for the weak of heart. – ItsGC Sep 6 '12 at 9:03
@ItsGC: Definitely! – Alberto Sep 6 '12 at 9:24

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