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Scanning the network for peripherals

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This is a pointer question.  

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_22063114.html?qid=22063114

I received some great answers, but I'm still looking for it to scan the network .. maybe use WMI.

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I am looking for a way to find out who has printers installed and what the names are.

600 plus workstations, 4000 plus users.  Print server with over 400 printers installed.  how can I scan the network and determine who has which printers installed?

I'm aware of the registry key, but all users are local profiles, so it would involve multiple profiles.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

I can do all the data collection .. scan registry keys .. get the most of my reskit ... scrip enough to check the local machine.  But loops are throwing me off a bit and WMI has such subtle differences.

Can you help?
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Advanced Printer monitor - http://www.darleysoft.com/ or Dameware NT utilities would do the jub for you.  As for the script and looping problems, if you paste you script here I can look at it for you.  I recently wrote a script using Windows Scripting Host to change local service passwords.  It has a number of loops in it.
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Here's a glitch ... all the printers are network printers ... not locally shared printers.  We are trying to find out who has which ones mapped.

Local user profiles, domain accounts, printer server, and all printers are networked.
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Then a script using WMI to read the registry keys would be the best way to go.
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Picked up some nice little scripts in the other question.  Thanks for your efforts.
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