January 14th, 2004, 10:36 PM
Problems setting the default printer
Gee, seems like I'm posting questions here left and right nowadays...
Okay, my latest problem: we have a computer on our network that's having printer problems. The user wants her local printer to be the default printer. Simple enough, I just set it as default. Howevfer, next thing you know, she goes to print, and the computer has -- evidently on its own -- reset the default printer to what it was previously.
So how do I make what I set to be the default printer STAY the default printer?
I've already looked up one possible solution: one website suggested going into the login log and changing the VBScript so that it defaults to the local printer there. However, that's a realm I have yet to wander into, so I don't even know how to get into the logs to do that. Is that my only means of fixing the problem, and if so, where do I start?
January 15th, 2004, 04:36 AM
Can you delete the other printer?
Did you ever get that laptop working from your previous post?
January 15th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Unfortunately I can't delete, as it needs to stay available on there. And actually, what's happening is that it's defaulting to a session on the printer that's there for terminal service client users, but that's what it keeps going back to even after I tell it to default to the printer locally.
The laptop never worked out . . . turns out our problem is with the dial-up modem, and it's giving me no clues as to what's wrong. But that's on the back burner until I get these other issues resolved.
January 15th, 2004, 06:42 PM
Ok, what OS are we talking about here?
January 15th, 2004, 07:47 PM
January 16th, 2004, 01:14 AM
I'm searching M$ right now but am not seeing anything.
You might try deleting both printers reinstalling then trying it again.
Does this happen with all programs when you print or just one?