Monitor Printer Status in Windows

You can use any of the VBScript programs below in ActiveXperts Network Monitor. Click here for an explanation about how to include scripts in ActiveXperts Network Monitor.


Description

Monitor Printer Status in Windows using VBScript, WMI and LDAP

Example(s)

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colInstalledPrinters =  objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_Printer")

For Each objPrinter in colInstalledPrinters
    Wscript.Echo  "Name: " & objPrinter.Name
    Wscript.Echo  "Location: " & objPrinter.Location
    Select Case objPrinter.PrinterStatus
        Case 1
            strPrinterStatus = "Other"
        Case 2
            strPrinterStatus = "Unknown"
        Case 3
            strPrinterStatus = "Idle"
        Case 4
            strPrinterStatus = "Printing"
        Case 5
            strPrinterStatus = "Warmup"
    End Select
    Wscript.Echo  "Printer Status: " & strPrinterStatus
    Wscript.Echo  "Server Name: " & objPrinter.ServerName
    Wscript.Echo  "Share Name: " & objPrinter.ShareName
    Wscript.Echo
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