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    Determine printer connections on workstation

    I'm probably having Brane Fade here, but can anyone tell me how to list the printer connections on an NT workstation?

    There's no problem with print servers, because NET SHARE and RMTSHARE all give you printer share information (and a whole lot more).

    The reason for wanting this is that we connect printers to workstations using
    CON2PRT /C printservernameprintersharename
    in the Login Scripts, and a sudden need is to determine the current printer connections on a specific workstation prior to changing some of them to a backup print server.

    We've already explored the possibility of changing the Logon Scripts and also DNS, but these are both a bit too heavy for what we want to do, which is at the individual workstation level...

    Thanks!

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

    Looks more like Spelling Faid to me <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Anything in this thread help? Will defprint give you the info you need?

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

    No, it really is Brian Fade <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>, because I already have that utility and the thread to which you refer includes many perceptive comments by yours truly.

    Thanks for reminding me - it's exactly what I wantedhave already got... <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

    Leif

    I don't know if you have a newer version of DEFPRINT than 0.90 (size 30,208) OR know where I can get hold of Stuart Anderson, its author? None of the URL pointers in the TXT file gives any response...

    It fails on one chap's machine where he has 85 (yes, eighty-five!) printer connections because it runs out of buffer space. I would like to get this working...!!

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

    I think we both have the latest, if not only, version available. As the author's URL linked to tardis.ed.ac.uk, I fear it may have disappeared down some black hole in Edinburgh...

    Presumable using something like
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    doesn't help...?

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

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    No, sadly the problem is within the DEFPRINT program, not with the resulting temporary file which MORE processes...

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

    John,

    Have you looked at the Scripts in Technet Script Center Printing. Does not say it is for NT but you may be able to get one or more to work.

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

    Thanks, Joe -- but I have had Strong Words with the reprobate, and he has removed about half of the printers, and it now works on his box. Nobody in their right mind will have more than about 20 printer definitions, even when we're using multiple page trays, etc...

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

    Glad you have some resolution. Reprobates (I think I resemble that remark sometimes) sure are a pain in the nether regions.

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    Re: Determine printer connections on workstation

    Leif

    Just for your interest, I've been pointed at AdPrintX, which is a more flexible version of CON2PRT, and also does what DefPrint does (if you can accept their version of the Server Name including the printer name also!).

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