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Doing reports of a print server and File Server

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#1 nankura


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 04:00 AM

Hey guys

Ok so basically, i want to do a report on a print server, and a file server and i need the most efficient way, or simplest way to get the following details but i'm abit lost on how to go about it

I need to find specific folders on the file server and generate a report on filers larger than 5MB, and that havn't been opened for over a year

With the print server

I need a detailed list of the ip/port, hostname, and printer details, and im lost in this one since the printer management console has ports, printers, etc and they seem like seperate lists

And i need to put it all into excel and match the ip's with the printer names and driver versions, etc. 


So im wondering what tools i can use

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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 12:08 PM

For the first, you can create a PowerShell script and run it as a scheduled task. The cmdlet you'll use is Get-ChildItem; you'll want to do a where-object that looks at the Length and CreationTime attributes. You can export the results to a CSV file.


As for the printers, you can create another PowerShell script, this time utilizing Get-WMIObject $_Win32_Printer, and search for the properties you need.

Edited by sflatechguy, 17 April 2016 - 12:13 PM.

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