Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Fix Broken Printer

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to fix a printer that keeps losing its duplexer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell is that if I want to, I can generally use it to solve all of my issues. Sometimes the issue…


Use PowerShell in Windows 8 to Remove Printers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8 to remove printers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I have been talking to various people from the Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group all week about doing another Windows PowerShell Saturday. It is an awful lot…


Install Printer Drivers with PowerShell in Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell in Windows 8 to install printer drivers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, it is rainy and overcast here in Charlotte, North Carolina, but it is pleasantly cool. The Scripting Wife migrated to the lanai and is sitting on her swing and…


Use PowerShell to Create New Printer Ports

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to create new printer ports in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the exciting things that is happening around the Scripting House is the appearance of new Windows PowerShell Saturday events. We have new events coming up in Atlanta,…


Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Windows PowerShell to Remove Old Printer Connections, List Printers, and Set New Default Printers?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Well it finally happened. Our budget request for new printers was approved. We have gotten them unboxed, distributed, and hooked up to the LAN. We have even downloaded the latest drivers from the Internet, and updated the firmware on several of the printers. The drivers are installed on the print servers, and…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Document Printer Usage on Client Workstations?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I am tasked with the problem of documenting printer use on our client workstations. I must be able to determine whether someone prints directly to a printer, or if they are printing through our print servers. This is important because we have purchased a print monitoring software package that is used to…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Document Printers?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I do not know about you, but does it seem that printers are a major pain in the dark side? I mean, they seem to multiply faster than bacteria. They are all just different enough to cause maintenance problems, and forget about trying to keep track of toner cartridges. Do you have…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Remove All the Network Printers on a Computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Is it possible to delete or remove all network printers from a workstation with a VBScript script, similar to the way you removed all the network drives on a computer?– WDC Hey, WDC. If you’ve been following our daily TechEd preview report, then you know that the Scripting Guys have been busy…

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