Deploy Printer through GPO to specific IP range

In this article you’ll learn how to deploy specific printer to certain IP addresses (Range) let me describe you a good Example: In my building there are 2 floors, (1st) floor 1 IP range 172.20.10.10 – 172.20.10.100 in this floor HR and Marketing users are located, both of them, as long as users will perform login from any computer in these IP ranges they automatically will get a printer name: HP 440 Black and White

But in Floor 2 the CEO and IT Team located, their IP range is 172.20.20.10 – 172.20.20.100, the Purpose is pretty similar as floor 1 the difference is that in floor 2 I want they’ll get a printer name: Xerox 500 Color. We have this ability in group policy preference, it’s a wonderful feature that GPO allows us to deploy printers by IP range. How can we do that?

First of all, we have to create new GPO:

Deploy Printer GPO

Afterward, we have to navigate to >

User Configuration > Preferences < Control Panel Settings > Printers:

Deploy Printer GPO

Now you have to decide what kind of printer you want to use:

Shared Printer

TCP/IP Printer 

Local printer 

I have selected  Shared Pinter:

Deploy Printer GPO

In the next window we have to insert the printer details:

a. Action : Update

b.Shared printer path

Deploy Printer GPO

Let’s go over to the second Tab: “Common” and check in the “Item-Level targeting ” and then click on Targeting button:

Deploy Printer GPO

You get this window:

Deploy Printer GPO

In this step we need to select which Item we want to use, we are looking for an IP Address Range:

Deploy Printer GPO

I type my  IP address Range but please be aware that only computer is in this range we get that’s printer.

Deploy Printer GPO

Deploy Printer GPO

That’s it,

I really recommend making this, use and implement the feature in your organizations, As you see it’s a very efficient feature that can reduce your overwhelmed at work.

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My name is Meir Peleg, (Born 30/04/1991) live in ISRAEL. Live and breath IT world. Microsoft MVP Windows IT & VMware vExpert.