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How do I include printer settings in a Printer Install VBS?

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I have a VBS that deletes an old printer and installs a new Printer, Port, and Driver.  I would like to include in the script some default settings for the printer being installed.  I would like it to default to "Black and White" and to print Duplex.  I had read about using 'PrinterObject', but wasn't sure about how to include it in this script. In the code I am providing as an example , it is deleting a printer named ADPCMFD01 and installing a new one named DOEMFD01.  
'******** Delete old Printer *******
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colInstalledPrinters =  objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_Printer where DeviceID = 'ADPCMFD01'")

For Each objPrinter in colInstalledPrinters
    objPrinter.Delete_
Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colInstalledPrinters =  objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_Printer where DeviceID = 'ADPCMFD01 Fax'")

For Each objPrinter in colInstalledPrinters
    objPrinter.Delete_
Next

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colInstalledPorts =  objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_TCPIPPrinterPort Where Name = 'ADPCMFD01'")

For Each objPort in colInstalledPorts 
    objPort.Delete_
 
Next

'******** Register prnadmin.dll file on client computer *******

Set WshShell = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")

WshShell.Run "regsvr32 /s \\SERVER\tools\Prnadmin.dll",1,TRUE




'************** Create the port first *******************************

dim oPort

dim oMaster

set oPort = CreateObject("Port.Port.1")

set oMaster = CreateObject("PrintMaster.PrintMaster.1")

oPort.PortName = "DOEMFD01"

oPort.PortType = 2  'The type of the port can be 1 (TCP RAW), 2 (TCP LPR), or 3 (standard local)

oPort.HostAddress = "10.36.20.37"

oMaster.PortAdd oPort

If Err <> 0 then

msgbox "There was an error creating the printer."




end if



'********************************************************************

'************** Create the printer second ***************************




dim oPrinter

set oPrinter = CreateObject("Printer.Printer.1")

oPrinter.PrinterName = "DOEMFD01 Savin c4040"		' name of the printer as it appears in the Printers folder

oPrinter.DriverName = "SAVIN C3333 PCL 6"		' name that is referenced in ntprint.inf

oPrinter.PortName = "DOEMFD01"		' Specify a port name. Can also point to LPT or COM port.

oPrinter.DriverPath  = "\\SERVER\PrinterSetup\Drivers\Savin\s46603en\disk1"     'Folder to where the drivers are

oPrinter.InfFile     = "\\SERVER\PrinterSetup\Drivers\Savin\s46603en\disk1\OEMSETUP.INF"     ' Where is my .inf file

oMaster.PrinterAdd oPrinter



oPrinter.PrinterName = "DOEMFD01 FAX"		' name of the printer as it appears in the Printers folder

oPrinter.DriverName = "LAN-Fax M8"		' name that is referenced in ntprint.inf

oPrinter.PortName = "DOEMFD01"		' Specify a port name. Can also point to LPT or COM port.

oPrinter.DriverPath  = "\\SERVER\PrinterSetup\Drivers\Savin\c4040\fax driver\Fax Driver including inf"     'Folder to where the drivers are

oPrinter.InfFile     = "\\SERVER\PrinterSetup\Drivers\Savin\c4040\fax driver\Fax Driver including inf\PRINTER.INF"     ' Where is my .inf file


oMaster.PrinterAdd oPrinter

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Davis McCarn earned 125 total points
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The problem is that those settings are going to be different for each model (much less make) of printer and my best suggestion is to either use the WshShell.RegWrite functions if the registry changes are trivial or to export the settings after you have set them and then merge the resultant .REG file.
RegWrite: http://www.devguru.com/technologies/wsh/quickref/wshshell_RegWrite.html
Utility to snapshot and find registry changes: http://majorgeeks.com/RegSnap_d532.html
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