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Remotely as in via command line. Not sure if there's a reg key or something similar I can peek at to see if a user has the correct printers mapped.

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Well, you can take a look at the Win32_Printer WMI class,

Get-WMIObject Win32_Printer -ComputerName $Comp

But, I think this will get you even better results:

New-PSSession $Comp | Enter-PSSession
Get-ChildItem Registry::\HKEY_Users\$UserSID\Printers\Connections

Without using PS Remoting, you could do this instead:

$Printers = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey(Microsoft.Win32.RegistryHive]::Users, $ServerName)

You get the idea. Basically, you need to access that user's registry key with whatever method and enumerate whatever you find in Printers\Connections.

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+1, and just for grins, check this link: powershell.com/cs/media/p/16643.aspx since they try to get all fancy with voice, etc. –  TheCleaner Dec 9 '13 at 15:58
The gci Registry::\.... is about to roll up nicely into a powershell function, fyi. –  BigHomie Mar 25 '14 at 15:11

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