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    What kind of information will Hyena provide regarding printers on my network? Currently, we mainly use IP printing but we are in the process of publishing our printers to AD. I need to provide a report that includes a listing of all printers plus their IP address, assigned print queue, manufacturer, model number, and Location as provided in the location field of printer properties in AD.

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    Re: Printer Objects

    IP address information is not included in the functions that Hyena and Exporter Pro use. If you can find a WMI class that works on printers and includes IP information you might be able to get it that way, but I'm not sure.

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    • #3
      Re: Printer Objects

      What about the other information? Print Queue, Printer Manufacturer, Model Number, Driver Name and Version.

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      • #4
        Re: Printer Objects

        If the information is in AD, then Hyena can display any of the information. You would have to create a custom query to contain the attributes that you want to. If needed, you can have the query search the entire directory, or you can also use Exporter Pro to do the same thing.

        AD may not have all of this information, however, particularily concerning the driver. Hyena and Exporter Pro can also access this information through the printer functions in Windows, but ip address is not part of this information.

        WMI might provide yet another set of information, but it won't get at the data in AD.
        Kevin Stanush
        SystemTools Software Inc.

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        • #5
          Re: Printer Objects

          Isnt the IP address included under the Ports tab in Windows? We use standard TCP/IP address printing.

          My 30 day trial period of Exporter Pro has expired.

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          • #6
            Re: Printer Objects

            Yes, the ip address is listed on the Ports tab, but this information is not returned by the Windows printer management functions (APIs). I don't think the port functions will return ip information anyway, but in any case the printer functions don't associate the port information with a printer. There might be a WMI class which shows port information, then you could match the port ip to the printer port assignment.
            Kevin Stanush
            SystemTools Software Inc.

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