Check printer queue on Windows printer server


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Check printer queue on Windows printer server

Hello

Let me first give a small overview of the setup. All printers are connected to Windows 2000 servers. There are a lot of UNIX (AIX & HP-UX) servers as well which have SAP running.

I'm working on a script to add printers to a specified SAP instance. I want to verify the user input (to check if the given printer exists on the given printer server). in Windows you can use lpq. I tried with lpq & lpstat on AIX but they only seem to work for printers already added. Creating a fake printer on the printer server isn't an option either, the queue is just being created without errors.

Does anyone have any ideas if it's possible?



Kind regards
Niels Verhage
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PRINTER_LIST(3) 							 1							   PRINTER_LIST(3)

printer_list - Return an array of printers attached to the server

SYNOPSIS
array printer_list (int $enumtype, [string $name], [int $level]) DESCRIPTION
The function enumerates available printers and their capabilities. PARAMETERS
o $enumtype -$enumtype must be one of the following predefined constants: o PRINTER_ENUM_LOCAL: enumerates the locally installed printers. o PRINTER_ENUM_NAME: enumerates the printer of $name, can be a server, domain or print provider. o PRINTER_ENUM_SHARED: this parameter can't be used alone, it has to be OR'ed with other parameters, i.e. PRINTER_ENUM_LOCAL to detect the locally shared printers. o PRINTER_ENUM_DEFAULT: (Win9.x only) enumerates the default printer. o PRINTER_ENUM_CONNECTIONS: (WinNT/2000 only) enumerates the printers to which the user has made connections. o PRINTER_ENUM_NETWORK: (WinNT/2000 only) enumerates network printers in the computer's domain. Only valid if $level is 1. o PRINTER_ENUM_REMOTE: (WinNT/2000 only) enumerates network printers and print servers in the computer's domain. Only valid if $level is 1. o $name - Used with PRINTER_ENUM_NAME. o $level -$level sets the level of information request. Can be 1,2,4 or 5. RETURN VALUES
Return an array of printers. EXAMPLES
Example #1 printer_list(3) example <?php /* detect locally shared printer */ var_dump(printer_list(PRINTER_ENUM_LOCAL | PRINTER_ENUM_SHARED)); ?> PHP Documentation Group PRINTER_LIST(3)

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