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Multiple Printer Installation Under Winxp

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Hi All.

This was written for use in a school network environment. We have about 15 printers on site. Most classrooms need only the printer in that room, but the staff laptops need every printer in the school due to their mobility, and various other PC's need something inbetween.

With this script you place copies of all your printer drivers in one network location. Then run the script on each PC, selecting all printers, a specified group of printers, or just one printer for installation. From there it's completely hands off - even if you want 15 printers done.

The PC has to be able to see a given network printer at installation time to install it. All the details required are stored in an INF file, so no modification of the script is required during use. We keep it as a compiled EXE. {The forum would not accept the .ini as an upload, so it is renamed .txt . Restore the .ini extension before trying to use it, or modify the script to look for a .txt file.}

Hopefully it will be useful to someone else!

Shalom

Bill

printerinstall.au3

printerinstall.txt

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looks pretty nice , :-/ bad my school uses macs

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Hopefully it will be useful to someone else!

Shalom

Bill

This was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for submitting this script, it has helped me overcome a lengthy printer installation routine.

Kudos to you, Bill.

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Thanks as well from this newbie, Bill. I will most definitely make use of this in our elementary school environment. You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman and we thank you.


"No peace for the wicked, no rest for the good."

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New Version!

Find attached a new version :D changes ->

MUCH faster

MUCH easier to use with new GUI

Set default printer

Send test page to default printer

Ability to view all details on given printer in INI file

Automatically open INI file in notepad for on-the-fly changes

Lots of internal consistancy checks performed silently on the INI file on each startup with notification of any problems

The INI file format is the same as previously. The only changes necessary to the contents are to reduce the 'PauseTime=45' key to 'PauseTime=4' to take advantage of the faster processing. The ScriptID key can be removed from the [Global] section if you wish - this information has been moved to the script itself.

As part of achieving the speed enhancements, the script is split into two parts. They should reside in the same DIR. Just run the main one 'printerinstall'. It launches and kills the 'printerinstallsubapp' one as required. Both are intended to be used as compiled .exe's. To use it, there should be these file in one dir

printerinstall.exe

printerinstallsubapp.exe

printerinstall.ini

Have fun everyone!

Shalom

B

PS

See first post in this thread for a sample INI file (as a TXT as couldn't upload a .ini)

printerinstall.au3

printerinstallsubapp.au3

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MUCH thanks, and appreciated.


"No peace for the wicked, no rest for the good."

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