[windows2000] Re: Adding printers

  • From: "Ibrahim, Mustafa" <Mustafa.Ibrahim@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:24:56 +0100

You can include conditional code to check for Existence. This will allow
you to say IF printer A exists THEN do NOTHING. 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
Sent: 24 October 2005 16:46
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Adding printers

windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <> scribbled on Monday, October 24,
2005 5:28 PM:

> Could you not try something like?
>
>
> Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
>
> WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\servername\printersharename"
> WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\servername\printersharename"

Cool, It works!!

Now, what if a printer is already installed, wouldn't the
"WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\servername\printersharename""
line add Whateverprinter (copy 2), Whateverprinter (copy 3) etc. every
time they log on?

In short, I'm looking for a statement that in kix looks like the
following: "If ADDPRINTERCONNECTION ("\\servername\printersharename") =
0".

I suck at vbs...

TIA.

> -----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
Sent: 24
>>> 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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