PRNPORT.vbs

Create, delete, or list TCP/IP printer ports, change port configuration.

Syntax
      cscript PRNPORT.vbs [-options] [-r port] [-s server] [-u user_name]  [-w password]
                  [-o raw|lpr ] [-h host address] [-q queue] [-n number] [-me | -md]
                     [-i SNMP index] [-y community] [-2e | -2d]

Options

   -a   Add a port
   -d   Delete the specified port
   -g   Get configuration for a TCP port
   -h   IP address of the device
   -i   SNMP index, if SNMP is enabled
   -l   List all TCP ports
   -m   SNMP type. [e] enable, [d] disable
   -n   Port number, applies to TCP RAW ports
   -o   Port type, raw or lpr
   -q   Queue name, applies to TCP LPR ports only
   -r   Port name
   -s   Server Name
   -t   Set configuration for a TCP port
   -u   User Name
   -w   password
   -y   Community name, if SNMP is enabled
   -2   Double spool, applies to tcp LPR ports. [e] enable, [d] disable
   -?   Display help

PrnPort.vbs is not on the Windows PATH but will be found at:
%Windir%\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\locale\prnmngr.vbs

Examples

Set _scripts=cscript %Windir%\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US

Display all standard TCP/IP printing ports on the server \\prnserv64:
%_scripts%\Prnport.vbs -l -s prnserv64

Delete the standard TCP/IP printing port on the server \\Server64 that connects to a network printer at 10.2.3.4:
%_scripts%\Prnport.vbs -d -s Server64 -r IP_10.2.3.4

Add a standard TCP/IP printing port on the server \\Server64 that connects to a network printer at 10.2.3.4 and uses the TCP raw protocol on port 9100:
%_scripts%\Prnport.vbs -a -s Server64 -r IP_10.2.3.4 -h 10.2.3.4 -o raw -n 9100

Enable SNMP, specify the "public" community name and set the SNMP index to 1 on a network printer at 10.2.3.4 shared by the server \\Server64:
%_scripts%\Prnport.vbs -t -s Server64 -r IP_10.2.3.4 -me -y public -i 1 -n 9100

Add a standard TCP/IP printing port on the local computer that connects to a network printer at 10.2.3.4 and automatically get the device settings from the printer:
%_scripts%\Prnport.vbs -a -r IP_10.2.3.4 -h 10.2.3.4

“ If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever” ~ Thomas Aquinas

Related commands:

NET VIEW \\Printserver - to view a list of available printers.
NET PRINT - View and Delete print jobs.
PRNCNFG - Configure a printer.
PRNDRVR - Add, delete or list printer drivers.
PRNJOBS - Pause, resume, cancel, or list print jobs.
PRNMNGR - Add, delete or list printer drivers.
PRNQCTL - Manage printer queues, print a test page.
PRINT - Print a text file.
RUNDLL32 - Install/Remove Printers (plus advanced options).
WMIC PRINTER - Set printing options through WMI.
Q246868 - TCP/IP Printing options in the Windows Standard Port Monitor.
Add printer - .AddPrinterConnection
Add Network printer - .AddWindowsPrinterConnection
List printers - .EnumPrinterConnections
Set default printer - .SetDefaultPrinter
Equivalent bash command (Linux): lpc - Line printer control program.


 
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