Remote desktop printer installation


M

md

Hi all -

My employer is moving from an old WinNT domain to a new Win2K domain, and
all print queues are going to be consolidated from the old domain into the
new domain, with some of them being renamed in the process.

There are about 6000 users that will be migrated, and so there are roughly
6000 desktops, some 100 miles away, that will need to have the printers on
their desktop changed to reflect the new domain name and server name that
the queue is on, as well as possibly a new name for the print queue.

Is there any product that would allow me to sit at my desk and remotely
change people's print queues on their desktops without having to send people
out to all these workstations? I am considering just using remote control
software to connect to their machines and make the changes that way, but
it's a pain trying to get people to be at their machines and finding time
that they will wait while I make the changes.

Ideally I would be able to make the changes without anyone being aware the
changes were made, and without breaking their printing.

Thanks for any advice anyone has

Matt
 
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M

md

Thanks to both of you for your input. I had this dream of a magical piece of
software that in just a few clicks would easily and quickly make the
changes. Silly me. Guess I'll start writing that script...

Matt
 
J

Jussi

It' really not that diffificult, copyclip stuff from <package> to
</package> and rename it my_script.wsf then use it as startup script.
(Edit "My Something" where appropiate - haven't tested this so don't deploy
it straight to 1000's of wks...)
hth,
Jussi

<package>
<job id="just_a_name">
<?job error="True"
debug="True" ?>
<script language="VBScript">

Dim NetwObj

Set NetwObj = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

NetwObj.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\MY-SERVER\My Printer"
Verkko.SetDefaultPrinter "\\MY-SERVER\My Printer"

</script>
</job>
</package>
 
J

Jussi

There you go - do something quick and it's bound to go wrong...
It's late here in Finland, so somebody on the other side of the globe should
be doing this...
Jussi


<package>
<job id="just_a_name">
<?job error="True"
debug="True" ?>
<script language="VBScript">

Dim NetwObj

Set NetwObj = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

NetwObj.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\MY-SERVER\My Printer"
NetwObj.SetDefaultPrinter "\\MY-SERVER\My Printer"

</script>
</job>
</package>
 
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M

md

Hey thanks! This will give me something to work with. I haven't dome much
with WMI, so I need to look at it a bit, but this definitely helps. Thanks
again.

Matt
 

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