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batch file to add printer and delete printer

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i need to write a batch that will add a shared printer on boot up and then delete that same printer on  shutdown. This will go on a vista client...any idea?
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by:cclassen
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if you run logon and logoff scripts (controlled through group policy)
in login script
net use \\printservername\printername

in logoff script
net use \\printservername\printername /d
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by:richardjones1025
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C:\Documents and Settings\Richard Jones>net use \\ga1\Canon6 /delete
The network connection could not be found.

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logon script

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\server\printer

logoff script

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dn /n\\server\printer

PrintUIEntry is case sensitive.
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by:JT92677
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The command

C:\Documents and Settings\Richard Jones>net use \\ga1\Canon6 /delete

should be

C:\Documents and Settings\Richard Jones>net use lpt1: /delete

The "/D? switch in the net use removes the connection between the device (LPT1:) and whatever it is connected to (which once connected, is known by the Operating system)

The other parts of the solution look fine, but the /Delete switch is applied only to the device, not to the path.

Hope this helps.

Jeff



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by:richardjones1025
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both solutions work
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