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Is it possible to automatically create 'dummy' printers in Windows 7/2008/2012?

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Last Modified: 2015-01-22
I need to do some load/capacity testing on Windows 7/2008 and 2012. It involves having to mimic a situation where there are maybe 100+ printers installed on the machine.  All I'm interested in is having the printers 'there' and sending output to a port where it will be picked up by some other software and effectively put in a big black hole.

Creating 100+ dummy printers manually would take ages so I wondered if anyone knew of a way to automate this process and (if possible) specify a sequence for the printer names i.e. P1, P2, P3....P100?

Many thanks
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