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script to capture user screen res and printers

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Hi,

Does anyone know if it is possible to script what a users screen resolution is and what printers they have installed and output that information to a text file?

The reason behind it is new user profiles and I want to capture this information, I have scripted other things but just need help with this part if it is possible in anyway?

doesnt have to be a text file it outputs to, can be any other file or automated method!

many thanks
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by:Rich Rumble
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You can do this with WMI, via a command line or a script, command line would be:
(open cmd prompt)
wmic path Win32_DisplayConfiguration get PelsHeight,PelsWidth

You have to be administrator to get it from a remote machine like:
wmic /node:pc_name.example.com path Win32_DisplayConfiguration get PelsHeight,PelsWidth
(replace pc_name... with the pc's name, or IP address)

Here is a similar script you can have in the user's "startup" folder
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2005/07/21/how-can-i-determine-the-current-screen-resolution-being-used-on-a-computer.aspx
-rich
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Redirect the output to a file like this
wmic path Win32_DisplayConfiguration get PelsHeight,PelsWidth >C:\temp\resolution.txt
or any path you choose. Same with the VBS script from the link...
cscript resolution.vbs >c:\temp\resolution.txt
-rich
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by:speechlys
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ok thanks, what about printers ?
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wmic printer get HorizontalResolution,VerticalResolution,name
That will give you the printers resolution. Just run both commands from a .bat file (batch file) one on one line the second on the next line.
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i want the installed printers of the user to output to a text file or any other format! this will do that?
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Did you try the command? It outputs the following:
C:\Windows\system32>wmic printer get name,drivername,Description,HorizontalResolution,VerticalResolution
Description  DriverName                     HorizontalResolution  Name                           VerticalResolution
             Microsoft XPS Document Writer  600                   Microsoft XPS Document Writer  600
             HP Officejet 6300 series       600                   HP Officejet 6300 series       600
             Microsoft Shared Fax Driver    200                   Fax                            200

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C:\Windows\system32>wmic printer where "default='TRUE'" get name
Name
HP Officejet 6300 series

You can do "wmic printer get /?" on a command prompt to find all the available items.
You could also download the Scriptomatic 2.0 from M$ and start playing with that, it creates all the code you'd need for the most part.
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