Printer Inventory

How can generate the report including local printer, network printer & server print queue ?

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  • If you run: "WMIC Printer List brief"

    It will contain a column called "SYSTEMNAME"

    ZCM will report on all of these because they are locally installed to the system.

    Any printers reported as to a remote system, will not be collected because they are generally only referenced per profile and not really installed to the system.

    It would be similar to reporting a "SAN" as being installed to a PC because there is a mapped drive.

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    If you wanted to actually collect this information....

    You would need to Manually Load, Scan, and then Unload every user profile on the machine.

    Then reach out to the network to open any "Roaming Profiles".

    Then you would need to add in additional logic to see which profiles should even be analyzed.

    How many days, weeks, months, or years of lack of use until you care about a "Printer Share" referenced in that profile?

    Of course, none of this is actually reasonable or feasible which is why ZCM does what it does.

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    I'm not quite sure what you are trying to achieve, but something such as "Print Auditing" and/or using a system with control over the printers such as "iPrint" can help ensure only authorized people are printing to the printers.

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  • If you run: "WMIC Printer List brief"

    It will contain a column called "SYSTEMNAME"

    ZCM will report on all of these because they are locally installed to the system.

    Any printers reported as to a remote system, will not be collected because they are generally only referenced per profile and not really installed to the system.

    It would be similar to reporting a "SAN" as being installed to a PC because there is a mapped drive.

    ---

    If you wanted to actually collect this information....

    You would need to Manually Load, Scan, and then Unload every user profile on the machine.

    Then reach out to the network to open any "Roaming Profiles".

    Then you would need to add in additional logic to see which profiles should even be analyzed.

    How many days, weeks, months, or years of lack of use until you care about a "Printer Share" referenced in that profile?

    Of course, none of this is actually reasonable or feasible which is why ZCM does what it does.

    --

    I'm not quite sure what you are trying to achieve, but something such as "Print Auditing" and/or using a system with control over the printers such as "iPrint" can help ensure only authorized people are printing to the printers.

    --

    If you found this post useful, give it a “Like” or click on "Verify Answer" under the "More" button

    Be sure to "Like" My (and a few others) Cool Solutions below! 

    https://community.microfocus.com/members/craigdwilson/bookmarks

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