Moving Printers the Easy Way


Here's a script that I put together that allows network administrators to reconfigure client computers in a network printer migration scenario.  Provided the client supports the Windows Script Host, this can be run as a logon script and the only requirement is that printers retain the same share name on the new server.  Of course, you can modify the script as needed for your environment, but it certainly beats the manual configure of each workstation.


DIM oNet, oPrinters, x, sPrinter, sUNCPath, nUNCPath


'*** Create Network Object
Set oNet = CreateObject("WScript.Network")


'*** Create a Collection of Existing Printers on the Client
Set oPrinters = oNet.EnumPrinterConnections


For x = 0 to oPrinters.Count - 2 Step 2
 '*** Get Printer Name
 sPrinter = oPrinters(x)
 
 '*** Get Printer Location
 sUNCPath = oPrinters(x+1)


 '*** Check to see if Printer is on old server
 If UCASE(LEFT(sUNCPath, 9)) = "
\\SERVER1" Then 


  '*** If so, we must remove it and replace it 
  oNet.RemovePrinterConnection sUNCPath, true, true
 
  '*** Add New Printer Location
  nUNCPath = "
\\SERVER23" & RIGHT(sUNCPath, LEN(sUNCPath)-9)
  oNet.AddWindowsPrinterConnection nUNCPath
  wScript.Echo "Printer: " & sPrinter
  WScript.Echo "Changing Location from " & sUNCPath & " to " & nUNCPath
 
 End If


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Comments (1)
  1. John says:

    What’s the matter with the predefined printer?

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