Following a recent incident at my place of work where a printer was very badly installed and configured (by somebody who should not even have been doing it….!) we have decided that it would be beneficial to export the configuration files of our printers.
This can be done through the web console of each printer - however I was wondering about creating a script (Powershell would likely be preferable) that I can run say, once a month.
The goal of this script would be as follows:
- Read a list of printer names and IP addresses from a CSV file
- Navigate through each one, and export the configuration file from the web console
- Rename the configuration file based on the printer’s name (BP5thFloorMaster.conf)
- Copy the configuration files to the network share.
With this in mind, I am looking for guidance on how I might accomplish this. To make this doubly difficult, there are a mix of brands (though we only really care about one brand) and models (though all models support this).
I will obtain the URL paths and compare if these are similar, as if they are then I may be to export the config by manipulating the URL based on the CSV?