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Installing multiple printers

By wayyynorth ·
I have a need to install about 50 printers on multiple Windows 2000 or XP computers. They are all network printers and would be set up with individual IP address ports. By just having this many printers installed on a PC, will this affect overall performance of Windows? Can the installation of this many printers be automated in some way to make it easier to set up each PC? Does anyone know of a third party solution or utility that could be installed to manage this high number of printers?

Thanks in advance!

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Printer Install.

by adoss In reply to Installing multiple print ...

I am not sure about performance but you can add network printers to remote workstations from a command prompt at any admin. workstation using the printui.dll file ex:
from the command prompt:

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /?

This command will show you all of the command switches / options.

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Simple vbs script plus tutorial

by nocent In reply to Printer Install.

Here's a tutorial on how to set up a Visual Basic script to automate the process of printer installs without having to mess with command prompt stuff:

<a href="http://coupleofdonkeys.blogspot.com/2006/10/setting-up-networked-windows-printers.html">http://coupleofdonkeys.blogspot.com/2006/10/setting-up-networked-windows-printers.html</a>

Can be set to run at startup using Active Directory or run on individual machines by double-clicking the file. Won't affect currently set up printers...

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installing multiple printers

by yemboado In reply to Installing multiple print ...

your pc overall performance can be affected depending on mainly two thing:
-your disk space on your pc and RAM available
-the printing volume and the frequence of these printing, its evident that more the printing volume is important more you need much space disk and memory. because all document sent to printers have spooled on the disk using RAM before printing.so if there is lack of any of one,be sure that it will affect the pc performance during the printing process,now you can imagine if the printing are very frequent,what it will be!!!

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