Windows 10: setting default for printer

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  1. Paula60Jo Win User

    setting default for printer


    How do I set my printer as the default printer for Windows 10?

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    Paula60Jo, Aug 20, 2018
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  2. RCoon Win User

    Setting Default Printer via Startup Script

    I do it with VB logon scripts


    "Dim ps0 [<------ our printer server the printers are added/managed on]
    Dim printer

    ps0 = "\\ps0\"
    printer = "S14 - Oki ES4140" [<------- the name of the printer as it is shown on the server]

    Set wshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    on Error Resume Next

    'Deletes all network printers
    Set clPrinters = wshNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
    On Error Resume Next
    For i = 0 to clPrinters.Count - 1 Step 2
    wshNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection clPrinters.Item(i+1), true
    Next

    'Add Network printer
    wshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection ps0 & printer

    'Set Default Printer
    wshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter ps0 & printer" [<------ this bit sets it as default (note: this must be applied as the first policy before any other printers policies, otherwise it deletes them)]


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    RCoon, Aug 20, 2018
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  3. Setting Default Printer via Startup Script

    This looks like a good solution, and similar to some of the VB scripts I tried.. but it is a logon script. I would need something that works as a startup script. We are not mapping printers to users as they move around too much, but rather mapping to each computer.

    The Link that W1ZZARD posted is good information. Sadly however, I have tried utilizing most of the commands that are available. The /c command is indeed interesting, but we are trying to map them when a computer starts up (prior to logon screen) versus just mapping them remotely. The purpose would be if we had a lab that needed the default printer changed, sure we could just send the remote command to each machine, or even remote into them ourselves and manually do it, but I was looking for a smoother alternative.

    It seems like its just something that will have to be done manually and with user education.

    Thanks for all the suggestions though.
     
    Wastedslayer, Aug 20, 2018
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  4. setting default for printer

    Windows 10 Sets Last Printer Used As Default Printer

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the printer settings and check if it helps.

    • In the search box, type as “settings”.
    • Go to “settings” and select “devices”.
    • Click on “printers and scanners” option on the left hand side.
    • You will find all your printers listed on the screen, below that there is an option
      “Let Windows manage my default printer”.
    • I suggest you to turn “OFF” the option “When turned on, the default printer is the last used printer”.
    • Now check whether you can choose the other printers or not.
    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

     
    Karthicka_R, Aug 20, 2018
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