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How to get printer model

How can I get the real printer model of a specific printer from the printer server or browser . What it shows in the Model column is NOT really the printer model. It's more like the driver.

If i check the printer from the browser ..like http :\\10.24.XX.XX , this will give me the real printer model.

Is there a way to extract the info vis a VBscript

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Netman66Commented:
Because the local PC will not have any info other than what driver it's using, you'll have to use SNMP to gather this info from the printers directly.

Can it be done with VBS?  Maybe, but you should probably look into something like HP JetDirect or similar software that can do this for you.
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Bianchi928Author Commented:
I don't know anything about SNMP. I've started  to do some reading about it.. I can see SNMP.EXE running under Task Manager. Should I do the same on the Printer server ? I don't understand this MIB and OID things.

All I want is the user to query the printer server using his printer IP address which will return the Printer Model & Serial Number.
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Bianchi928Author Commented:
Sort of helped me
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