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Default printer setting lost

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Anonymous
January 11, 2005 10:59:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

I administer a small network with a Windows 2000 server and Windows XP Pro
workstations (SP2). Several of the workstations have shared laser printers
attached (all shared printers are listed in the directory). Users all have
roaming profiles.

The problem is that one printer, when set as the default printer by a user,
will not remain as the default printer for that user. It stays as default
for a few hours, but by the next morning the default is alway changed back to
"Microsoft Office Document Image Writer". The other shared laser printers do
not have this problem. All of my users have the problem with this one
printer.

All suggestions are appreciated.
Anonymous
January 14, 2005 2:51:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

XP likes to have a printer (even a virtual one) as default. If it loses the
connection to the default printer on a network, it will set a default to
something it can find... in this case the Microsoft Office Document Image
Writer. It sounds like that particular User's profile is set to log off
when idle, causing XP to reset the printer.
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Cari (MS-MVP) Windows Client - Printing/Imaging and Hardware
www.coribright.com

"RFL" <RFL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I administer a small network with a Windows 2000 server and Windows XP Pro
> workstations (SP2). Several of the workstations have shared laser
> printers
> attached (all shared printers are listed in the directory). Users all
> have
> roaming profiles.
>
> The problem is that one printer, when set as the default printer by a
> user,
> will not remain as the default printer for that user. It stays as default
> for a few hours, but by the next morning the default is alway changed back
> to
> "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer". The other shared laser printers
> do
> not have this problem. All of my users have the problem with this one
> printer.
>
> All suggestions are appreciated.
>
!