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How to rename printer name from command line

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As part of the batch script, we would like to perform rename the printer for all the users in our network.

Please advice for the command.
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by:Neil Russell
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"In our Network" Active directory network?
Local Printers? Network printers?
All printers with the same name currently?
Please be more specific
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it is local printer -- each attached to endUser PC.
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All having the same name currently?
 
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I am able to do it now..

the solution is --

- download the file "prncnfg.vbs " from internet
- execute the below command

cmd> cscript prncnfg.vbs -x  -p <current Printer name> -z <New Printer Name>
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Yes we know that/
But unless ALL your printers have the same name to start with its only half the story
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by:Herman D'Hondt
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You can use CSCRIPT PRNCNFG.VBS to rename a printer. See:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490971.aspx
http://ss64.com/nt/prncnfg.html
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