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    printer ports

    I would like to get a report off from our NT servers of printer port details - ip address, printer name, share name

    any clues how to get this info out to a text file?

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    Re: printer ports

    Thanks Leif

    DEFPRINT might just be enough - minor irritation that it has to be run on each server rather than from a workstation.

    I'd been looking at the various .VBS that come with win 2k resource kit but none seem to give all I want and not all will run against an NT server and to be honest I'm not up to amending them!

    thanks again

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    Re: printer ports

    RMTSHARE will give you information about shares, among which will be the printer shares (if defined on the (remote) server). It may not give you all you want, though...

    That's a good tip for setting the Default Windows printer - thanks, Leif! I'll have to compare it with CON2PRT, which we have used for years...
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    Re: printer ports

    DefPrint has been a lifesaver to me. Our accounts package does not have a 'printer setup' ability - I have two desktop shortcuts to batch files that allow me to switch the default to my HPLJ or to Acrobat on the fly. (The alternative being Start > Settings > Printers, etc.)

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    Re: printer ports

    Leif

    I've just had a go at getting DEFPRINT from www.tardis.ed.ac.uk, but the original contents appear to have been lost. I downloaded my version on 22 Nov 2001 and DEFPRINT.EXE itself is v0.90, 06/09/1999, 30208 bytes - is yours the same?

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    Re: printer ports

    XP is not letting me see the version number, but I can confirm a 'modified' date of 06-09-1999 and a size of 30,208.
    I'm not sure what has happened to the original source site - I believe it is still downloadable from JSI.

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    Re: printer ports

    Ah - but that's exactly where JSI used to get it from! It seems your version is the same as mine, I will stand down from Panic Mode!

    I showed your "ATM Instructions" to my partner and she was <big><big><font color=red><font face="EraserDust">NOT AMUSED</font face=dust></font color=red></big></big>! <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>
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    Re: printer ports

    Not exactly what it was designed for and maybe not informative enough, but defprint can be used to produce a report on printers.<pre>defprint /p > crinters.txt</pre>

    produces a text file.

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    Re: printer ports

    You are right! - I thought JSI were offering their own copy.

    OK - I've updated my link above to John Savill's windows2000faq site which does offer a download directly.


    I'm not surprised she didn't find it amusing. They're quite serious instructions, aren't they?

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    Re: printer ports

    I've just found a utility called exporter (typically when I was looking for something else) that reports out on a bundle of stuff including printer ports/names/shares etc

    takes a bit of <img src=/S/rtfm.gif border=0 alt=rtfm width=24 height=23> but is worth having - certainly gives me what I'm wanting here.

    thanks again all

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    Re: printer ports

    John Savill's DEFPRINT.ZIP matches the one I have.

    It's difficult to know what to do in this area,

    1. <LI>give a link to a website file (advantage - should always point to the latest version; disadvantage - file (or website!) may be pulled [witness the Microsoft Free TrueType Core Fonts for the Web]), or
      <LI>grab the file (advantage - always available; disadvantage - won't be automatically updated)
    So many decisions! <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>
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