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AutoIT to Map two Network Printers and set 1 default

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Hi all,

Can anyone help, i'm trying to do an autoIT script to map 2 Shared windows printers and set one of them as default.

I can do this with Vbscript, but the printers are slow to map when using Windows 7 in a domain environment, so I was thinking about mapping them using autoit (by creating the autoit and then building an exe and running it through GPO as a logon script.

Anyone able to help?

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If I were to look up the code to do this, it would probably be the same thing you use for VBS just converted to AutoIt.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Here's how I did it before

AutoItSetOption("MustDeclareVars", 1)
Dim $WshNetwork, $ShortName, $strServer, $ComputerName1, $objPrinter

$WshNetwork = ObjCreate("WScript.Network")
$objPrinter = $WshNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
$ComputerName1 = StringUpper($WshNetwork.ComputerName)
$strServer = "ServerName"
;~  Get the computer's name.
$ShortName = StringLeft($ComputerName1, 7)
Select
    Case $ShortName = "1234567" ;~ <== This assigns the printer according to the computer's name, may not be needed for your use.
        $WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection("\\" & $strServer & "\SomePrinter-P1")
        $WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection("\\" & $strServer & "\SomePrinter-P2")
        $WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter("\\" & $strServer & "\SomePrinter-P1")
    Case $ShortName = "8901234"
        $WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection("\\" & $strServer & "\SomePrinter-P3")
        $WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection("\\" & $strServer & "\SomePrinter-P4")
        $WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter("\\" & $strServer & "\SomePrinter-P3")
EndSelect

This is a script I directly converted from VBS to AU3 so it could probably be done easier, but it worked for me so I left it as is.

Edited by BrewManNH

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