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Map and dismount printer connections

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Hello.
I have Server 2008 Server with printer role installed. I can configure the printer connections for Servers and Vista. But I have a lot of Windows XP computers, so I need to set the printers for them, I also need to remove the exist printer connections.

I tried so: RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /gd /c\\machine /n\\machine\printer
It does not work.

Please help.
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Question by:Master-Squirrel
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John_Miller earned 250 total points
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Take a look at the code listed below...substitute your printer server name and share accordingly.


'Add a Printer
 

Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
 

WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\PrintServer1\Xerox300"

WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\PrintServer1\Xerox300"
 

' Delete a Printer Connection
 

Set objNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

objNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection "\\PrintServer\xerox3006"

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by:Master-Squirrel
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Yes, it works. I mark this question as answered after you say to me does it work with Vista and Server 2008?
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Yes, these work with one exception. They will not work if you have a desktop (Vista or XP) running 64-bit and you have not loaded the 64-bit drivers onto the print server.
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Thanks for you help.
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