batch file for creating printers

I would like to know if it's possible to create a batch file to automate the process of creating printers by setting the IP, Name, Location and drivers of the printer.

Thanks a lot
bomekAsked:
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oBdAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Then you need rundll32 and the following articles:

How to Add Printers with No User Interaction in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=189105

How to Add Printers with No User Interaction in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314486
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oBdACommented:
That would be network printers, probably in a logon script? You can use con2prt.exe from the Zero Administration Toolkit for that (that's for NT4, but still runs fine on W2k and XP).
S{a|i}mple logon script, including mapping depending on group membership:

====8<----[logon.cmd]----
:: *** Delete all mapped printers:
con2prt.exe /f
:: *** Map the printers according to group membership:
ifmember.exe YourDomain\Printer01Group
if not errorlevel 1 goto EndPrinter01Group
con2prt.exe /c \\PrintServer\Printer01
:EndPrinter01Group

ifmember.exe YourDomain\Printer02Group
if not errorlevel 1 goto EndPrinter02Group
con2prt.exe /c \\PrintServer\Printer02
:EndPrinter02Group
====8<----[logon.cmd]----

How to Use Con2prt.exe to Connect to a Network Printer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=181663

Zero Administration Kit
http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/Recommended/Featured/NTZAK.asp

Resource Kits Free Tool Downloads: Ifmember.exe
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/tools/new/ifmember-o.asp
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bomekAuthor Commented:
Nope, it's for printer directly using there IP
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