[windows2000] Re: Adding printers

  • From: "Ibrahim, Mustafa" <Mustafa.Ibrahim@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 16:28:04 +0100

Could you not try something like?


Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\servername\printersharename"
WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\servername\printersharename"
 

-----Original Message-----
From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
Sent: 24 October 2005 15:55
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Adding printers

windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <> scribbled on Monday, October 24,
2005 4:49 PM:

> You could use Windows scripting language or Vbscripting.

Yes, but those options also include some serious inf-file digging.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
> Sent: 24 October 2005 15:37
> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: Adding printers
>
> windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <> scribbled on Monday, October 24,
> 2005 4:17 PM:
>
> Already been there. Requires inf-file digging. 8-)
>
> I'm experimenting with Kixtart. So far so good...
>
>> Try this link mate
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;189105
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
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>> October 2005 14:49 To: Windows2000 Mailing List Windows2000 Mailing
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>> Subject: [windows2000] Adding printers
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> If I were to add printers using policies over a login or startup
script,
>> what would the easiest way be?
>>
>> I was under impression that it was possible to add printers on a CLI 
>> with something like "net add \\server\printername", but can't find
any
>
>> documentation on this. Maybe I was imagining...
>>
>> I did however find vbs scripts and so on, but all seem to require
some
>
>> serious digging in finding the exactly correct printer and inf 
>> driver-file name... I'm trying to go around this part, we have
several
>
>> printers, all of a different model...
>>
>> Any hints and pointers are appreciated?
>>
>>
>>
>> BW,
>>
>> Sorin
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