I have a similar issue.
-Running Vista Ultimate 32 Bit
-Adobe Acrobat PDF Printer (local)
-HP 4000 TN LaserJet Printer (networked)
-HP 4250 DTN LaserJet Printer (networked)
-HP 450C DesignJet Plotter (networked)
I can set any local printer as the default anytime, no problems.
I cannot set a networked printer as the default under certain
1. if I have just added the printers to my computer I *-can-* set
them as default, and switch between them
2. if I reboot, or the Print Spooler Service restarts I *-cannot-*
set them to default. There is no error message-it just doesn't work. The
work around is to delete all the network printers and add them AGAIN.
So either I would like a way to automatically add my printers on
startup every time I sign in at work, or, I would like a fix for this
very perplexing problem. The latter would be preferred.
Thanks for your time!