Does anybody know if it is possible to rename a printer using DOS?????

I have an application that will only work if the printer is a certain name, I am running an exe silently to install the printer but once installed the name needs to be changed for the app to function correctly.

I thaught it would be quite simple if I could change it with a DOS command or Batch file however this has proved to be a bit more difficult than I would have hoped...
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Hello Fishy,

We does it have to be done within DOS?

Why not use WMI under Windows to change the name of the printer?
Answered 02/21/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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Thanks Brent, Yea I used 'cscript prncnfg -x -p "printer name" -z "new printer name" command, this worked perfectly.
Answered 02/21/2005 by: Fishy
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Is it a local printer? Or a shared network printer?
Answered 02/21/2005 by: WiseUser
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It is in fact a local virtual PDF converter printer!!

For some reason the application will not recognise it until the name has being changed. I have figured out that you can change it using the prncnfg.vbs that on the XP OS.
Answered 02/21/2005 by: Fishy
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