Batch Deleting Printers
I’d like to remove around 2,400 printers from the database (that were added before I discovered the “ignore printers” option, and was wondering if there is a way I can write or get a script to delete them?
- 1. The first option is of course, manual hard labor!2. If your setup is in testing at the moment, one simple option could be simply uninstall and re-install resetting the data.3. You can use the
delete-printerserver command to script the deletion of the printers.i) Open a command prompt (run as administrator).ii) cd C:\Program Files\PaperCut NG\server\bin\win (or appropriate directory for your platform)iv)
server-command delete-printer "server" "printer"v) Repeat line above for each printer to delete.Note: One trick is to maybe use an exported list of printers in EXCEL and a simple string join formula to generate the list of commands, then save the text as a batch file.
For more information on
server-command see the the manual.
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