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    Printer Properties

    Morning!

    I am wondering if there is a simple way to do the following.

    I have a file and print server which has about 50 printers connected to it for the site. Most of these have IP addresses set for them, these are out of a given range to our site.

    Is there any way to print out all of the printer's Properties so give me a list of their names, details, IP address, Port number etc? I have thought about using VB but wondered if there was another way, perhaps from the CMD prompt?

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    Re: Printer Properties

    Are you running IIS? If so, either of these may help:
    JSI Tip #4399
    MSKB 313058

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    Re: Printer Properties

    If they are HP LaserJet printers you used to be able to print all the configuration pages by "printing" to each the undocumented PCL command [ESC]z (0x1b7a). I set up a file containing just these two characters, and a BATch file to send it to all relevant printers. You had to go round to collect the printout, though...!

    Again, for HP only, there's HP's Web JetAdmin.

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    Re: Printer Properties

    Hi there, and thanks.

    I dont think we have IIS installed Leif, when i try the http://server/printers it doesnt come up with anything. Is it a big deal to install this? Would it affect any server security or settings? I will speak to my managers and see.

    Will look into HP WebAdmin, most of our printers are indeed HP Laserjet. I think for now though i will just type up my screen shot and make a note of the ports and IP addresses. There is a list of these in the registry which i can use, again with a screen shot i think.

    I could write some VB to cycle through the registry key for each printer..., hmmm might try that - if i can find time [img]/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Printer Properties

    If you are you running Win2k or Win2k3 are the printers defined in AD?

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    Re: Printer Properties

    Um... running WinNT on the server, and I feel like a dunce, but I dont know what AD is? ( i dont think )

    I got a list of Printer Names and their Ports by exporting the Registry Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlPr intPrintersLPR as a text file <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Printer Properties

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> AD = Active Directory, see Active Directory Overview. It is for Windows Server 2000 and 2003, not for NT.

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    Re: Printer Properties

    <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> thanx! <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    We should be moving to Win2003 server soooon.
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