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    Print scripts very annoying issue

    Good Afternoon

    I have used vb scripts for everyjob i have done in schools and in the nhs, i came to this school and now im having so much issues with vb scripts.

    This is the script i'm using

    Code:
    Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    PrinterPath = "\\SERVERNAME\Sharp_MXM450N"
    PrinterDriver = "Sharp_MXM450N"
    WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection PrinterPath, PrinterDriver
    WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\SERVERNAME\Sharp_MXM450N"
    this has worked for all printer in the school except HP prints. Im so confused why it will not work with HP printings.

    This is the error i got

    error.jpg

    Can anyone help me out here!

    Thank you

    Ryan
    Last edited by Ryan233; 18th May 2012 at 01:23 PM.

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    Missing drivers on the print server/client?

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    The printer drivers are installed. i have tried to uninstall and then reinstall them but its still not working

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    is this 64bit 32 bit issue??
    If you are using a 64bit server have you installed the 32 bit drivers for clients

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    This is a 32 bit issue

    We are using 32 bit server and 32 bit cilents

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    I discovered in the past that the HP printer drivers are very picky about the names. Take alook in the inf file to see what the driver is actually being called or try the HP universal driver if it will support the printers you have. I had a hell of a job with the HP printers and once I got it working I didn't ever try an update of the driver just in case it broke it all again ;-)

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    what type of HP printer are you having the problem with??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    I discovered in the past that the HP printer drivers are very picky about the names. Take alook in the inf file to see what the driver is actually being called or try the HP universal driver if it will support the printers you have. I had a hell of a job with the HP printers and once I got it working I didn't ever try an update of the driver just in case it broke it all again ;-)
    I will have a look at this nd get back to you

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    Hp Laserjet 3600/2600 and CP1525N

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    Don't bother with specifying the driver just use:

    WNet.AddWindowsPrinterConnection PrinterPath

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Don't bother with specifying the driver just use:

    WNet.AddWindowsPrinterConnection PrinterPath

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    That's what I was going to say

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    It'll then install the driver associated with the shared printer.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    It'll then install the driver associated with the shared printer.

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    Bazinga !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    That's what I was going to say
    ditto (me too)

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    Well i tried using the suggests above and none of them worked for the HP Printers

    i tried using WNet.AddWindowsPrinterConnection PrinterPath instead and believe it or not it came up with the following error

    error.jpg

    I have tried installing different drivers and universal drivers, with no luck

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