List all your network printers to a file

Do you want to get a list of all your network printers and send them to a file? Find out how this user does it.

Do you want to get a list of all your network printers and send them to a file? All you need to know is the name (NetBIOSname or hostname) of the server sharing the printers and then type at the command prompt:

  • net view printservername | find /i "print" >printers.txt

    Replace "printservername" for a valid computername. In the example above the output goes to a file called "printers.txt".

    If you have more than one server sharing printers and you want the output in the same file, then use the ">>" symbol to append to the file.

  • Example: net view myserver | find /i "print" >>printers.txt

    Now you don't have to browse the network just to get a list of network printers.

  • net view computername | find /i "print" >printers.txt
  • This was first published in August 2001

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