Does anyone have a script. Bat to map network printer to local authentication on windows? 


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Answered 04/09/2014 by: nshah
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Below is a tried & true vbscript that has server me well.

Similar scripts are floating around.  My version doesn't apply any print spool settings; look around the net for that piece if needed.

My typical usage is to run/script execution from a network share.

See the script comments regarding where to place your printer drivers (you can either download or pull from your printers' installation media).

Script is provided as-is, and you must provide your own printer drivers, disclaimer this, not responsible for any damages that, etc. etc.


Option Explicit 'VBScript "MapPrinter_{your printer name/loc here}.vbs''Purpose:'   Install and Map printer as spec'd in code, including installation'   of printer drivers from a local directory.  This version does not'   contain all the code for enabling print spooling (look around the'   internet for that if you need it...''Dependencies - Files/Objects'   > Printer driver(s) for the printer to be installed, both x64/x86'     as needed.  The drivers must be signed.'     Current version of this script expects the drivers to be in a'     "Printer_Drivers" subfolder in the same directory as this script:  '           \Printer_Drivers\Lanier LD140\x64'           \Printer_Drivers\Lanier LD140\x86''Dependencies - User permissions'   If executed in the context of local user, they may require'   either Admin rights or software installation privileges;'   have not tested this to date (I always use in context of domain admin)''Ver. 20?? Carl Hager, derived from multiple pre-existing scripts "around the Net" + my own additions.  'DECLARATION    Dim obj_WMI_Svc    Dim obj_WshShell    Dim obj_WshNetwork    Dim obj_FSO     Dim obj_PrnPort    Dim obj_Driver    Dim obj_Printer    Dim obj_colPrinters    'Dim obj_SpoolerSvc    Dim int_Result     Dim str_PrnName    Dim str_PrnLocation    Dim str_PrnComment    Dim str_PrnDriverName    Dim str_PrnDriverPath    Dim str_InfName    Dim str_PortIP    Dim str_PortName     Dim str_Computer     Dim b_Is64Bit    'Dim b_UsePrnSpooler    Dim b_Debug  'INIT    b_Debug = False    'b_UsePrnSpooler = False     str_Computer = "."     Set obj_WMI_Svc = GetObject("winmgmts:" _        & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & str_Computer & "\root\cimv2")     Set obj_WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")    Set obj_WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")    Set obj_FSO = createObject("scripting.fileSystemObject")      'Set whether OS is x64    'I know... this can be pulled via WMI but whatev's:        b_Is64Bit = obj_FSO.FolderExists("C:\Program Files (x86)")     str_PrnDriverPath = ".\Printer_Drivers"    str_PrnDriverPath = str_PrnDriverPath & "\Lanier LD140"   'MUST set to appropriate Driver folder     'The "*.inf" path and actual driver can both vary depending on the OS architecture:        If b_Is64Bit Then            str_PrnDriverPath = str_PrnDriverPath & "\x64"            'If unsure if driver name, look in the printer installation software inf            'file (typically something like "oemsetup.inf" or similar) for a line            'reading something like:  DrvName   = "PCL6 Driver for Universal Print"                str_PrnDriverName = "PCL6 Driver for Universal Print"        Else            str_PrnDriverPath = str_PrnDriverPath & "\x86"            str_PrnDriverName = "LANIER MP 4001/LD140 PCL 5e"        End If     str_PrnName = "Lanier LD140"                            'Set to desired Printer Name    str_PrnLocation = "Rm 217"                              'Set to desired Printer Location    str_PrnComment = "Lanier LD140"                         'Set to desired Printer Comment    str_InfName = str_PrnDriverPath & "\oemsetup.inf"       'MUST point to the correct *.inf file for the printer being mapped    str_PortIP = "{your ip address here}"                               'MUST point to the IP Address of the printer on the network    str_PortName = "IP_" & str_PortIP  'PROC    On Error Resume Next     'Don't Install Printer if it's already installed:        Set obj_colPrinters = obj_WMI_Svc.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_Printer Where PortName = 'IP_" & str_PortIP & "' ")         For Each obj_Printer in obj_colPrinters            MsgBox "Printer Port 'IP_" & str_PortIP & "' already installed", vbExclamation + vbSystemModal, "  ALREADY INSTALLED"            WSCript.Quit 114001        Next     'Handle Errors:        If Err.Number <> 0 Then            MsgBox "Error searching for existing Printers." & vbCrLf & _                "Err# " & Err.Number & " : " & Err.Description            Err.Clear()            WSCript.Quit        End If     'Set "Load Driver" Privilege    '(Shouldn't be required, but uncomment if needed):        'obj_WMI_Svc.Security_.Privileges.AddAsString "SeLoadDriverPrivilege", True     'Install Printer Port; Note that the drivers must be signed to install via WMI:        Set obj_PrnPort = obj_WMI_Svc.Get("Win32_TCPIPPrinterPort").SpawnInstance_        obj_PrnPort.Name = "IP_" & str_PortIP        obj_PrnPort.Protocol = 1        obj_PrnPort.HostAddress = str_PortIP        obj_PrnPort.PortNumber = "9100"        obj_PrnPort.SNMPEnabled = False        obj_PrnPort.Put_         obj_WshShell.Run "rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /b """ & _            str_PrnName & """ /f """ & _            str_InfName & """ /r ""IP_" & _            str_PortIP & """ /m """ & _            str_PrnDriverName & """", 1, True     'Handle Errors:        If Err.Number <> 0 Then            MsgBox "Error Setting Port or Drivers." & vbCrLf & _                "Err# " & Err.Number & " : " & Err.Description            Err.Clear()            WSCript.Quit        End If     'Install Printer:        Set obj_colPrinters = obj_WMI_Svc.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_Printer Where DeviceID = " & Chr(34) & Replace(str_PrnName,"'","''") & Chr(34))         For Each obj_Printer In obj_colPrinters            obj_Printer.Location = str_PrnLocation            obj_Printer.Put_        Next     'Handle Errors:        If Err.Number <> 0 Then            MsgBox "Error Installing Printer." & vbCrLf & _                "Err# " & Err.Number & " : " & Err.Description            Err.Clear()            WSCript.Quit        End If     'Make Default Printer if desired:        int_Result = MsgBox(vbCrLf & "Make this the default printer?" & vbCrLf, vbYesNo, "  PLEASE CHOOSE")         If int_Result = vbYes Then            obj_WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter str_PrnName            Err.Clear()        End If 'Clean-Up:    Set obj_WMI_Svc = Nothing    Set obj_FSO = Nothing    Set obj_Driver = Nothing    Set obj_PrnPort = Nothing    Set obj_Printer = Nothing    'Set obj_SpoolerSvc = Nothing WScript.Quit 0 

C. Hager

Answered 04/10/2014 by: chager
White Belt

  • Well, all my line breaks disappeared; Not sure if that's normal when using the code tags or not. If anyone wants, I'll post a version w/ {LineBreak} where all the CrLf's are and Notepad++ or similar can be used to replace them with actual linebreaks...
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