VB Scripting - Printers / Netowrk objects

Posted on 2004-10-28
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I need some help with a VB Script (used for Terminal Services users)

I've done scripts like this;

dim met
set net=CreateObject(WScript.Network")
net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\server\printer", "PName"

- and -

net.SetDefaultPrinter "\\server\printer"

but what if the printer is not a shared device ?  e.g. - an network printer with a NIC (IP Port on client) ?
how do you specify this printer using "net.SetDefaultPrinter" ?

couldnt find specific info on this.
Question by:BrianBaley
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    Accepted Solution

    Try using net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\mydomain\printername"

    Most networked printers are installed with a machine name...

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    Expert Comment

    I believe you can also use \\aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd (the printer IP) as a UNC, if it is fixed, too.


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