Network printer installation script
Posted on 2008-10-31
I am trying to write script for Windows 2003 AD domain that will check if printer with given name does exist and if not installs new printer queue. Currently there is no print server on the network and I want to keep printing independent from servers (if the server is down, the users still needs to print). There are some HP LaserJet 1020's and Epson color printer connected via 3rd party jet direct to the network. Printers are installed with TCP/IP port configured with printer IP (IP_192.168.1.101). All the scripts I found are working with \\servername\printername.
I also do not know how tell the script which drivers to use if the OS does not recognize the printer.
It is on small network with 16 computers, but it is still time consuming to install new network printer on all of them manually.