Adding TCP/IP printers with batch
Posted on 2004-10-14
Win2000 and XP workstations need new printers installed
Everyones printer and faxes window is cluttered with old unused printers that need to be removed.
Original configuration was a TCP/IP port directly (to the printer with static IP address) from each workstation.
Then I was told to go to Print Shares on the server. Which I did.
This current configuration the queue's are always getting jammed and I spend a lot of my day unjamming them.
They would now like me to add a new TCP/IP port by (host name of the printer) because the printers no longer have static IP address and are now configured by DHCP.
What I do now is:
Create a new port
Standard TCP/IP port
printer name or tcp/ip address (I enter the host name here)
How can I automate this? I've got over 200 computers to do.
First I'd like to remove ALL current printers on machine weather they be attached to the server or ported directly to the printer and then have a batch or some other script to automate the above printer install.