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Dizzean

Automating a local printer install?

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Hey guys,

I am pretty new to this.

I have a driver wizard install that I need to run, about 12 preferences that I need to configure and then a program that needs to run and configure itself for the printer as well.

I am more than willing to learn some syntax to get this going but I am new to the whole automation thing and I'm not really sure where to/how to start.

If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be awesome!

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I've done tons of searches on the forums here and I haven't found really anything that is of assistance.

Can anyone point me in a proper direction?

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If it was me, I'd probably start breaking it down into 2 segments:

1. Install the driver (can be easy or hard, depending on the provider)

2. Configuration

The configuration part may be easily done by some registry modifications on the machine, so I'd start there and do some monitoring with Procmon to see if it's writing anything interesting....

Mal


Are you telling me something I need to know or something I want to know?

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Check out the helpfile for the automated install of winzip script.

That has all the elements you need to do the install using the printer's software installer.

If the printer driver can be boiled down to an INF then try using PRINTUI.dll which can do the install and apply configuration.

Good luck :)

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