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Compare printers on printer servers

Right now I´m working on removing two old printer servers that should have been powered of a couple of years ago. Unfortunately we still have some GPOs mapping the printers to some users with VB scripts. Therefore I need to find out if we have printers on the old servers that haven’t been migrated to the new servers, to accomplish that I collected all printers from the old and new printer servers in different variables and then used compare-object on the printers portname. On the new printer servers we have chosen to place all Toshiba-printers on one server and all Oki and HP on another one, therefore I could easily separate Toshiba printers from the others with an if else  statement filtering on the driver name. The result is a list of all printers that don’t exist on the new servers displaying which printer server the printer exist on and which printer server it needs to be installed on:

“The printer PRN0422 exists on srv-print04 and needs to be installed on srv-print08”

Now the printer/GPO-guy can install the printers on the correct servers and replace the Vb scripts with preferences mapping the same printers but on the new servers.