Backup All Printers At Once

I manage multiple stores and I would like to know how I can backup all the printers at each site.
It must be done via website or command prompt. The website would be something like
printername.storenumber.company.com - Must be able to navigate through the web interface.
The reason being the provided laptop is locked down cannot get admin access.

Working with the following printers
Lexmark CX510DE
Lexmark MX611de
Lexmark MS 811
Lexmark MS710

I do understand each interface is different if i have to I can run the backup by printer type then organize them from  the provided backups

Thank you
Jon
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systechadminConsultantCommented:
how the printers are configured? are those configured on windows server like PRINT SERVER ? if so what windows version?
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
utility that allows you to back up printer drivers on one computer and restore them on another.  This utility has saved me countless amounts of time

http://www.thetechmentor.com/posts/how-to-backup-printer-drivers-and-restore-them-on-another-computer/

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Jon KingAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure I don't have that type of administrative access just a field tech for the stores. Just want to make it easier when I replace printers to have a backup.

I realize it's most likely more simplified via windows server however unfortunately that's not an option for me. Just Web interface and command prompt.
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
When you say a backup do you mean the configuration of each of the printers?  Just go into the printer settings and print the configuration out.

If you want it in soft format, scan the config to PDF.
Jon KingAuthor Commented:
ScottCha- That is correct  Id like to automatically as i have about 100 printers to do total.
In addition i can just run a backup monthly and make sure its current,

If  I have to i can do it manually however i was wondering if someone had a solution to do it automatically.
Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
You can use a command line tool to export printer settings to a file and restore them from a file.

The command to export printer settings to a file would be:
rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Ss /n "PRINTERNAME" /a "FILENAME.dat"

To restore printer settings from a file:
RUNDLL32.EXE PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUI /Sr /n "PRINTERNAME" /a "FILENAME.dat"

That .DAT file can be opened in Notepad, but isn't very easy to read. Perhaps another tool would make it easier to read.  NotePad++ or another tool might make that a bit easier to read.

This page has more details on the command line tool:
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/2kprintcontrol.php

I hope this helps.

Alicia
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