Help with Text file reading

by smokeypt2 at 2013-01-07 01:54:17

Hi All,

Im having a slight problem with the script below.

Basically I have a list of printers with the IP in the (big endian format I think??) in a text file, and I cant seem to get the correct IP to automatically map a printer on the print server.
The variable $Check comes back null, I have played around but can only seem to get either all the IP’s from the file, or nothing at all.

Does anyone know a way of selecting just an IP that matches the local host from a text file, and passes it back as a variable so it can map the printer?

This is what I have so far:

[code2=powershell]$ip = (Get-WmiObject -class win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter ‘ipenabled = “true”’).ipaddress[0] | %{"{0:000}.{1:000}.{2:000}.{3:000}" -f

$ip1 = $ip.Substring(4,7)
Write-Host $ip1

$Check = Get-Content “C:\PRINTERINV.csv” | Where-Object {$
-like $IP1 }

Write-Host $Check

#$String=[string]::join("`n", (Get-Content “C:\PRINTERINV.csv”))
#$Check = $String.contains($ip1)

#$PrinterPath = $Path + $String
#$net = new-Object -com WScript.Network

#Write-Host $String
#Write-Host $PrinterPath[/code2]

As you can see I have tried a couple of things and its still foxing me, any help would be gratefully appreciated :slight_smile:

Kind Reagrds,
by RichardSiddaway at 2013-01-07 07:36:00
Working through your code I got $ip containing
This means you substring is testing on 168.000

is this what you intended?

I suspect that the -like is not set properly in
$Check = Get-Content “C:\PRINTERINV.csv” | Where-Object {$_ -like $IP1 }

I would have expected

$Check = Get-Content “C:\PRINTERINV.csv” | Where-Object {$_ -like “$IP1” }

Can you post a couple of lines of the text file containing the printer information