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How can users who move around connect to closest printer?

When using roaming profiles on Win2k/XP, is it possible to make network printers a per-PC setting (which is how Win98/95 works) rather than forming part of the profile? The problem I've got is that users move around a lot and I want them by default to print to the nearest printer to the PC.
The answer to this may lie in per-system mandatory profiles. If you look in each individual profile directory, you'll find a hidden file called NTUSER.DAT. This file contains all the user-configurable aspects of the profile. To create a mandatory profile, simply rename this file NTUSER.MAN. Make the local changes to the mandatory profile first before copying it, of course.
This was last published in August 2003

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