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