WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter

Assign a remote printer the role Default Printer.

Syntax 
      WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter(strPrinterName)

Arguments

   strPrinterName : The remote printer's UNC name.

Examples

'Set the Default Printer to \\research\library1

Dim WshNetwork
Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")    
WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\research\library1"


' Connect to \\research\library1  and set it as the default.

Set PrinterPath = "\\research\library1"
Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set rc = WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection(PrinterPath)
If Not rc then
      WScript.Echo("Printer Connection Failed!")
End If
WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter PrinterPath

This method fails when using a DOS-based printer connection.
You cannot use the SetDefaultPrinter method find out the name of the current default printer.

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Related commands
:
Printer, add printer - WshNetwork.AddPrinterConnection
Printer, add Network printer - WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection
Equivalent Windows CMD command: CON2PRT - Connect or disconnect a Printer


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