Scripting Blog [archived]

Formerly known as the "Hey, Scripting Guy!" blog

How Can I Remove All the Local Printers from a Computer?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I remove all the local printers from a computer?-- JW(image) (image) (image) Hey, JW. You did say that you wanted to do this only on computers running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, didn’t you? You didn’t? Oh. Well, we’re going to pretend that you did, because this is a very easy task to carry ...

How Can I Receive Notification Any Time Something is Printed to a Particular Printer?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I receive notification any time something is printed to a particular printer?-- IL(image) (image) (image) Hey, IL. You know, one of the Scripting Guys once had a summer job in an organization where the only decent printer in the entire building was kept in the administrative assistant’s office. We can ...

How Can I Change the Printer Port for a Printer?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I change the printer port for a printer? For example how can I change it from FILE: to LPT1:?-- HK(image) (image) (image) Hey, HK. Despite the Scripting Guys reputation as sophisticated intellectuals - really? We don’t have a reputation as sophisticated intellectuals? Really? This is very distressing. ...

How Can I Retrieve Information About the Printer Driver Used by a Printer?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I retrieve information about the printer driver used by a specific printer?-- RW(image) (image) (image) Hey, RW. Did you say something? Oh, right: printer drivers. You’ll have to excuse us today: the Scripting Guys (well, one of them anyway) are in mourning. That’s because the Colt League All-Star ...

How Can I Share All the Local Printers on a Computer?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I write a script that will automatically share all the local printers on a computer?-- CD(image) (image) (image) Hey, CD. You know, when we redid the Hey, Scripting Guy! archive we created a new category devoted exclusively to printing. When we started to fill out the archive pages, however, we ...