Chapter 18. Working with Printers
In this chapter, you’ll look at using Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to monitor and manage printers. In the enterprise network, printers—by virtue of being mechanical devices often located in remote places—are frequently labor-intensive machines. Although it’s true that most printers operate reliably for extended periods of time, it’s also true that when they go bad, you’re facing a high-profile issue. To alleviate some of that pain, you’ll learn some of the ways in which WMI can assist you in your goal of managing and monitoring printers.
Before You Begin
To work through the material presented in this chapter you need to be familiar with the following concepts from earlier chapters: