VB Script for network printer deployment
by, 20th August 2012 at 01:48 PM (11601 Views)
VB script may be showing its age, but it's still incredibly useful. Printer deployment at my district is handled by means of a VB script that collects various bits of information that is then used to determine who gets what printers; said bits of information include: username, user group membership, user LDAP path, AD site name, computer name, computer group membership, and computer LDAP path. Obviously you don't need to use all of this, but this script will still pull it out for you and you can customize to your needs.
The sample script below I left in debug mode. You can run as is and it'll bring up the collected information in message boxes. In addition, the sub that pulls group membership calls out to a function that will in turn call back on itself for every nested group it finds. This will add nested group membership to the final results. I hope this helps...
Edit: The strExpectedPrtName string is derived from the computer name. Most machines in the district are named by building, room, and then number. For instance, a teacher computer in room 12 in building A would be: BDA-RM12-TW01. Classroom printers are named the same way, just minus the workstation designation, so it would be: BDA-RM12. So the at the end of the printer sub it'll attempt to add a printer with the name it derived from the classroom workstation name. If it doesn't exist, it'll simply skip over it an finish normally due to the error handling.
Code:Dim strUserName Dim strUserPath Dim strADSite Dim strCompName Dim strCompPath Dim strGroups Dim strUserGroups Dim strCompGroups Call InitializeScript() Call GetGroupMemberships Call Debug 'Call Printers Sub InitializeScript() Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") Set objADSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo") strUserName = objNetwork.UserName strUserPath = "LDAP://" & objADSysInfo.UserName strADSite = objADSysInfo.SiteName strCompName = objNetwork.ComputerName strCompPath = "LDAP://" & objADSysInfo.ComputerName End Sub Sub Debug Msgbox "Username: " & strUserName Msgbox "User LDAP Path: " & strUserPath Msgbox "AD Site: " & strADSite Msgbox "Computer Name: " & strCompName Msgbox "LDAP Computer Path: " & strCompPath Msgbox "User is a member of the following groups: " & strUserGroups MsgBox "Computer is a member of the following groups:" & strCompGroups End Sub Sub GetGroupMemberships Set objUser = GetObject(strUserPath) Set colUserGroups = objUser.Groups Set objComp = GetObject(strCompPath) Set colCompGroups = objComp.Groups For Each objUserGroup in colUserGroups strGroups = strGroups & objUserGroup.CN & "|" GetNested(objUserGroup) Next strUserGroups = strGroups strGroups = "" For Each objCompGroup in colCompGroups strGroups = strGroups & objCompGroup.CN & "|" GetNested(objCompGroup) Next strCompGroups = strGroups strGroups = "" End Sub Function GetNested(objGroup) On Error Resume Next colMembers = objGroup.GetEx("memberOf") For Each strMember in colMembers strPath = "LDAP://" & strMember Set objNestedGroup = GetObject(strPath) strGroups = strGroups & objNestedGroup.CN & "|" GetNested(objNestedGroup) Next End Function Sub Printers Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") If Len(strCompName) < 5 Then strExpectedPrtName = "" Else Position = InStr(5, StrCompName, "-") - 1 If Position < 0 Then Position = 5 strExpectedPrtName = LCase(Left(strCompName, Position)) intCompNumber = Right(strCompName,2) End If If InStr(LCase(strCompPath), "BuildingA") Then strPrintServer = "\\BldA-PrtSrv01\" objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strPrintServer & "BldA-Copier" objNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter strPrintServer & "BldA-Copier" ElseIf InStr(LCase(strCompPath), "BuildingB") Then strPrintServer = "\\BldB-PrtSrv01\" objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strPrintServer & "BldB-Copier" If InStr(LCase(strUserGroups), "staff") Then objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strPrintServer & "BldB-OfficeCopier" objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strPrintServer & "BldB-MediaCopy" End If If InStr(LCase(strUserGroups), "student") Then objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strPrintServer & "BldB-LibPrt01" objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strPrintServer & "BldB-LibPrt02" End If End If On Error Resume Next objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strPrintServer & strExpectedPrtName If Err.Number <> 0 Then 'Nothing to see here folks, move along. Exit Sub Else objNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter strPrintServer & strExpectedPrtName End If End Sub
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