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Discover Network Printers

John McDonald
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
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Hello JGuru,
I would like to use Java to discover network printers that are not added into the box that I run my code on. Could someone give some hint or sample how to do so? Thanks.

John
Paul Sturrock
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I don't think you can do this with the Java Print Service. It queries the machine the JVM is running on to see what printers that machine knows about, not what may all be avaliable to it through the network.


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John McDonald
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Thanks Paul,
But I have printer name and port of the printer, can I monitor status of that printer, given that the box the java code running on does not know about that printer?

John
 
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