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Powershell / Quest Commandlets Script for all printers in the domain.  Would like to list all network printers in the domain and export to .csv file.
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by:piattnd
ID: 39722035
Give the following command a try, though it is listed as being a command for Server 2012 and Windows 8.

Get-Printer -ComputerName SERVERNAME | ? published

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Will Szymkowski earned 2000 total points
ID: 39722156
You can accomplish this by using the following command below...

For the below script to work you will need to get a list of all print servers and put it into a CSV file. The format should be like below...

Server
PrintServer1
PrintServer2
etc...

$Printers = import-csv "c:\youCSVhere.csv"
foreach ($Printer in $Printers) {
$Printer.Server
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Printer -ComputerName $Printer.Server | Select SystemName, ShareName, Name, Location | Export-csv "c:\exportedPrinters.csv
}

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Results will be in a CSV file called ExportedPrinters.csv

Will.
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by:mjm21
ID: 39722343
Ok - thanks will test in a few....
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by:mjm21
ID: 39722505
Getting Error:  Get-WmiObject : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'ComputerName'. The argument is null or empty. Supply an argument that is not null or empty an
d then try the command again.
At line:4 char:49
+ Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Printer -ComputerName <<<<  $Printer.Server | Select SystemName, ShareName, Name, Location | Export-csv "c:\exportedPri
nters.csv" }
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Get-WmiObject], ParameterBindingValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand
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by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 39722521
That error above is due to the CSV file it is reading. Make sure that it has the appropriate name structure.

You can test this with one individual computer name see below...

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Printer -ComputerName <namehere> | Select SystemName, ShareName, Name, Location | Export-csv "c:\exportedPrinter.csv

Will.
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by:mjm21
ID: 39722676
I have tested with single name with above script worked....but something wrong with this:

 -ComputerName $Printer.Server
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by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 39722815
You need to make sure that your CSV file is constructed like I have illustrated above. In column A you need Server as the heading and all of the server names below. I have tested this in my environment and it works.

Will.
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by:mjm21
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Yes - that's was the problem.  Did not put server in the heading.  Many thanks!
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