Script to change printer location and description on Windows 2003 server

Posted on 2005-03-01
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Last Modified: 2011-10-03

I need a script to change printer location and description on windows 2003 server.  

Set objOU = GetObject("LDAP://OU = Finance, DC = fabrikam, DC = com")
objOU.Filter = Array("printqueue")

For Each objPrintQueue In objOU
    objPrintQueue.Put "Location" , "USA/Redmond/Finance Building"

This script does not work for us since it is for Active Directory, we need it for local server.

Thank you
Question by:itamt
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David Lee earned 2000 total points
ID: 13435098
Hi itamt,

You can try this script.  It worked on XP so I believe it'll run on 2K3, but I'm not sure.

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Printer",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
    Wscript.Echo "Processing Printer: " & objItem.Name
    objItem.Description = "New Description"
    objItem.Location = "New Location"


Author Comment

ID: 13439260
That worked, great thanks!
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by:David Lee
ID: 13439332
You're welcome.

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