Printers shortcut with printer location (Classic layout)

In Server 2008R2 and Windows 7 you have a link in your start menu to Devices and Printers, but this new layout isn’t showing the printer comment and location.

Solution: Create a new shortcut to printers

Create a new shortcut and copy / paste to following line

%windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

Name it Printers.


You can even change the icon which points to the default iconset
( %windir%\System32\imageres.dll )


Now it’s almost like the classic version, publish this shortcut on the desktop of your users!

More tips and tricks can be found on my Remote Desktop services 2008R2 page.

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  1. Martin, do you know how to do this, except the shortcut points to a remote print server, rather than your local printers? Thanks!

  2. Thanks for this post. I will be sharing it with the Spiceworks Community.

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