Add Network Printer via VBS

Use the script below to add a network printer, you can simply dump this into a txt file, rename to a .VBS and change the printer addresses (these need to be shared of course!)
The last bit of code should stop the “Error: 8007007B – the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect” as it will keep retrying the connection to the printer share if the network is slow and timming out etc.

Last bit is to drop the script into the DC netlogon and add to group policy! BAMM!


Dim net
Set net = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\server\printer"
net.SetDefaultPrinter "\\server\printer"

MapPrinter "\\server\printer"

Sub MapPrinter(strPrinter)
On Error Resume Next
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
boolConnected = False
intAttempts = 1
While boolConnected = False And intAttempts <= 5
Err.Clear
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strPrinter
If Err.Number <> 0 Then
intAttempts = intAttempts + 1
WScript.Sleep 2000
Else
boolConnected = True
End If
Wend
End Sub

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.