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WinXP 64 stops portmgr.vbs & printui.dll

By george.jenkins ·
I have used portmgr.vbs and printui.dll to install printers on my networks since Windows 2000. They have stopped working with the XP x64 version. When I run the command "cscript %windir%\portmgr.vbs -a -p PrinterPortName -h 192.168.1.23 -t raw -n 9100", the script runs without errors but does not add the printer port. Since I need the port installed before I can install the printer driver, my way of automating printer installs does not work. Can anyone shed some light on how to automate IP printer installs for Windows XP x64? Thanks.

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by BFilmFan In reply to WinXP 64 stops portmgr.vb ...

Are you seeing any COM based errors in the event log?

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I posted this question in Microsoft's Expert Forum and received an answer from a MS tech. He said to use prnport.vbs in XP 64. It does the same as portmgr.vbs but has a slightly different switch usage. Anyway, it worked like a charm. Thanks for replying though. I have included the link to the response by the MS tech for your reference...

you'll need a passport u/p to get in:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax&mid=20f22668-486c-43da-8443-883d268cebb1

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