share printer from command line

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I urgently need a utility to share a local printer in NT4.  I know that in w2k it can be easily done with scripting, but this doesn't work in nt4.

any help is greatly appreciated
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(of course, I'm looking for a command or scripting utility, not 'right-click your printer, ... :-)

You can do this with prnAdmin.dll from the W2k Resource Kit. It's an ActiveX control, that provides the objects for scripting.
Sorry, I have no example available.

btw: I'm sure you can use prnAdmin.dll on NT4 as well - else I wouldn't have suggested.
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if I try to register prnadmin.dll (using regsvr32 prnadmin.dll) in nt4, I get an errormessage.  Have you ever tried this ?  I have to use in on a nt4 terminal server sp5.  Maybe sp6 ?

thx in advance

Sorry, I never tried it - I'm new to scripting. On my workstation now I got an error as well - sp6a. I've searched the resource kits and I found no other tool. Maybe there is something on or
Why do you want to share printers on a terminal server?

have u tried NET USE?

basically on the command prompt,
keyin NET USE \\<the machine name where the printer is physically connected or being shared>\<share name>

NET USE \\server1\hpdj

hope this helps

DARKMOON, the question is about sharing from the commandline, not about connecting to a share (and net share only works for folders, not for printers - and so does rmtshare).
You should be able to do this using NET SHARE but I haven't done this before. I'll have a closer look if I have time - I'm working on a WIN95 machine at the mo - or you can experiment on your own. Take a look at NET HELP SHARE for more info.

Net Share was my first thought. But since I've never shared a printer with commandline, I did as Blindside suggested - and there is no option to share printers.


I can't do this with net share.  Anyone has more success ?
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