Scripting Question

how to get printers list

08/10/2020 233 views

Hello guys and gals. 

I am trying to show printers list on a computer.

I am able to accomplish the action with a custom inventory rule and I added below;

ShellCommandTextReturn(powershell Get-WMIObject Win32_Printer -recurse  | Select-Object systemname, Name, PortName, drivername )

above works and shows the list of printers. 

the problem is it trims the output and looks like below

systemname Name PortName drivername
---------- ---- -------- ----------
16V27V1 Send To OneNote 2010 nul: Send To Mi...
16V27V1 ricoh 7502 Gestetner ...
16V27V1 PDFCreator pdfcmon PDFCreator
16V27V1 Microsoft XPS Document Writer XPSPort: Microsoft ...
16V27V1 Fax SHRFAX: Microsoft ...
16V27V1 CAD Zone PDF CPWPT001: CUSTPDF Wr...
16V27V1 Academy - room 222 - HP LaserJet 4250 PCL6 HP LaserJe..

How do I get the values show full length?

thanks in advance.

It seems, windows 10 pro showing the values in full length but not on windows 7. I still have the same problem and need help

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Try piping"| Format-Table -AutoSize" to the command. If that does not work, maybe "| Format-Table -Wrap".

Answered 08/12/2020 by: mtatro
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  • Thank you mtatro. this was awesome.

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Your subject line should read "Powershell script truncates printer list under Windows 7"

Also...Windows SEVEN?!? In 2020?!? W.O.W.

Answered 08/12/2020 by: VBScab
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  • vbscab,

    Yes I know about windows 7. we still have about 400 pcs with it. and we are slowly upgrading them to win10.

    thank you for your comment.

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