1.    07 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Schedule/.bat template for disabling Win10 printer management


    I'm so frustrated by Windows 10 constantly changing the default printer, and changing the setting that allows it to do so, but I admit whilst I've experience in scheduling tasks and running basic .bat files, the solution offered over at BeepingComputer is a bit out of my league. I would've amended the vbs script offered, however I'm not certain the UNC path it uses/is predicated upon would work - it is a network printer - but I installed using its IP (and navigating to the registry path it contains there is no
    Code:
    \\
    like in his example, just the printer name).

    So to sum up I'm asking if anyone could possible provide a template/instructions on how I'd achieve the solution offered at the link above - that is, to schedule a task that runs a .bat to check to see if the Default Printer is set to my preferred printer and if not change it back (it seems a ridiculous thing to have to ask, but there we are).


    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    07 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Go to Search or Press the Windows key +R and type the printers name or the computer that is hosting it(eg)
    \\PrinterName or it's IP address (eg) \\192.168.1.1 and press enter. This will open the shared file, Right click the printer and choose Connect. This will install the network printer on the computer you are using.
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  3.    08 Jul 2016 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Go to Search or Press the Windows key +R and type the printers name or the computer that is hosting it(eg)
    \\PrinterName or it's IP address (eg) \\192.168.1.1 and press enter. This will open the shared file, Right click the printer and choose Connect. This will install the network printer on the computer you are using.
    Hi there. The printer is already installed and works fine, it is the Windows setting "Let Windows manage Default Printer" that keeps changing my default printer to any other printer/plotter/PDF I use (and constantly turns itself back on when disabled).

    Are you suggesting I reinstall it in the method you describe above as to use the VBS script provided?
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