troubleshooting Question

How do I get a list of all the printers on a network?

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I have an odd customer requirement that they can be able to print from a desktop app to any printer on their network in any of their domains without a driver. I have this working; the problem that I am having is in retrieving a list of all the printers on the network.   I have tried the API functions and I tried this code also.

 Dim moReturn As Management.ManagementObjectCollection

        Dim moSearch As Management.ManagementObjectSearcher

        Dim mo As Management.ManagementObject

        moSearch = New Management.ManagementObjectSearcher("Select * from Win32_Printer")

        moReturn = moSearch.Get
        Dim i = moSearch.Get.Count
        Dim s = moSearch.ToString()
        For Each mo In moReturn

            Dim objReturn As Object
            Dim test = mo("Name").ToString()


But I only get the printers registered to my machine.

Any help would be appreciated thank you.
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