RE: Unable to set default printer in Vista Business
Try this workaround:
The default printer is set on a per user basis and so is part of the
HKEY_USERS hive. To view the default printer for the currently logged on user
value. It is of the format "\\LN014\LN.S651.CSP001.HPLJ5,winspool,Ne01:",
where the first part is the actual printer share, then the spooler and
finally the connection, e.g. network or parallel port.
It worked for us.
"Newcross IT" wrote:
> We have domain user's who are un-able to set the default printer via the
> print manager, it is not even possible to find the usual printers option in
> the start menu or by using the start search box, this is however avalible to
> the same user logging onto an XP machine.
> If I log into the same machine as an administrator I have access to printers
> & am able to set the default printer, I have also tried using the security
> tab under printer properties to give full access to printer & document
> management to the everyone user & have even tried adding the user from our
> domain & giving them full access.
> Still they cannot manage printers or even find the printers option.
> Any ideas?