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How can i find all Printers Ipaddress and Mac addresses.

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Hi,

How can i find all Printers Ipaddress and Mac addresses in my Domain

Can i get all of them into a txt file. I have 3 print servers can they be retrieved.

Regards
Sharath
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I don't know if there is a better answer, but you could use NMAP (http://nmap.org/) to scan your network and fingerprint the devices.  

I don't know how large your network is though.

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You could use your DHCP admin tool on your domain server.

Then Action menu > Export List

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DHCP ya i have 10000 Ip's in there
How do i find just the printers

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DHCP ya i have 10000 Ip's in there
How do i find just the printers

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Do you have them in reservations

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There is always spiceworks (www.spiceworks.com) which will scan your network & put everything into catergories.  You can then print off reports from that.

Best of all its free

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I need to find them as i want to reserve them all thats the reason i want to find the ip's and mac.

Spiceworks is right but havent been successful with it.

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I need to find them as i want to reserve them all thats the reason i want to find the ip's and mac.

Spiceworks is right but havent been successful with it.

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What problems you having with spiceworks?

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I have 6000+ devices. When i scan not more than 3000 get detected. i have tried with various versions from past couple of years but no luck

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I know that nmap will detect printers and their mac address.  If you run into trouble with the number of addresses you are pinging you can cycle through your net work 1000 IP's at a time. My network is small and I know that they are all between  192.168.254.0-200. It should be easy enough to locate each printer. Easier than going to each machine and checking the IP locally.
Here is my command in NMAP:
nmap -T Aggressive -A -v 192.168.254.0-200

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Logos077

Will the ip show differntly when run?
how will i know that ip is a printer Ip?

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Nmap will actually give you the Printers in the side menu under services. It shows me all printers in my case. See attached word file.
Nmap.doc

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I just tried but could not get this command through
nmap -T Aggressive -A -v 192.168.254.0-200

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.

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I just tried but could not get this command through
nmap -T Aggressive -A -v 192.168.254.0-200

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.

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Make sure you have installed the winpcap application along with nmap. I have attached athe link to nmap's site with the installation instructions. make sure you have it installed correctly and then try again. I had a similar problem and it was due to missing wincap libraries.
http://nmap.org/book/inst-windows.html#inst-win-exe

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Where did you download from. Can you give me the direct link. I tried various ip's and dont get the printer option
I have installed this
nmap-4.76-setup.exe

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I am using version 4.52. Ir is still available on their web site at
http://nmap.org/dist/nmap-4.52-setup.exe

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Are you running this from a 64 Bit OS?  If so try from a 32 bit box.

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Did you have any Success?

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Hi,

Is there a way to scan a big set of ip's in one shot.

Like
192.168.1.1 to 192.168.10.254

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Hi,

Is there a way to scan a big set of ip's in one shot.

Like
192.168.1.1 to 192.168.10.254

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Yes you can scan Those addresses this command should get you what you are looking for. I have not had to scan large groups since my network is small not much need.
nmap -T Aggressive -A -v 192.168.*.* --exclude 192.168.11* I get 4096 possible hosts. It may take some playing around with but it can be done.
Hope this helps
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Sorry  

The correct Command is :nmap -T Aggressive -A -v 192.168.*.* --exclude 192.168.11.*

I forgot the . at the end of the 11 it will give you an error. Happy Trails
There is alot of stuff out there on Nmap so it can take some time to sift through it.

Nmap's web site is helpful
http://nmap.org/

Along with this one:
http://www.networkuptime.com/nmap/page2-4b.shtml

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