Printer Registration On Windows 2008 Servers Folgen

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Hello,

 

We have We have installed Bartender 10.0 SR4 software in 4 windows 2008 R2 SP1 server (say A,B,C and D).

 

* Currently when there is a request to register a printer (mostly Seagull Supported model or sometime non Supported model), we are configuring the printer driver on individual server (A,B,C and D) and registering the printers (with create/configuring port) on each of the server. Configuring each printers on individual server we are spending lots of time when there is a requirement to register a bunch of printers (say 30).

 

Expectation: Is there a mechaninsm so that we configure the printer driver and register the printer on one server (say A) and it gets registered in other servers (B,C and D) as well? Anything like Import the configuration of printer from one server and Export it on other servers?

 

Please Note: All Servers are in same location phyisically.

 

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To summarize, you've made four independent (server) installations of a driver but you want them all to share the same properties?  Please confirm my understanding.

 

Are you wanting a static/fixed driver config to be shared amongst all driver installations from the start, or for the config to be shared and updated dynamically whenever a setting is changed on one of the four computers?

 

Is there are reason why you don't make a server install on one computer, share it, and then connect to the share making a client install on each of the remaining computers?  Then from the server install open the driver properties and via the "Tools" tab, "Driver Options" button, and then "Network Settings" tab, you can tick the "Shared settings between all users" check box to share the config between all users on the server and client computers.

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Thanks.

 

Yes, I hope you got it correctly.

 

We have to make independent installation of driver and printer properties on individual server. So, process is very much time consuming when there is request for a bunch of printer registration.

 

We expect a driver fix/optimisation so that when we install driver and printer properties in one server it gets dynamically installed on four servers/computers. If the driver wizard, when open, asks for target computer where we want to install driver and printer properties, it will be one good option.

 

We can't share the driver and printer properties to all 3 computers after installing in one computer. Because, by any case if the computer goes down where the driver and printer properties are installed, the Load balance of the Application will not work (request will not flow by other computers) and the whole application will go down.

 

We don;t want this.

 

So please suggest driver fix/optimisation so that when we install driver and printer properties in one server it gets dynamically installed on four servers/computers. If the driver wizard, when open, asks for target computer where we want to install driver and printer properties, it will be one good option.

 

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I'm not 100% sure of what you want because your description isn't clear, but perhaps the following with help:

 

1. First make the desired changes that you want in the "Printing Preferences" of an installed printer driver.  Then in the driver properties under the "Tools" tab click the "Driver Options" button and from under "Administration" tab export your printer settings to a file called "Defaults.sds" and use this to replace the file of the same name of an extracted printer driver download.  When you install a driver with this modified installer file, its default setting, for all users, will be as per the settings you exported.

 

2. You can make use of the Driver Wizard installation application (driverwizard.exe) to run a command line for automated, batch installation of the printer drivers.  See the below:

 

DriverWizard Command Line Documentation
 
Installation
 
Example Usage
 
DriverWizard.exe install /name:"Printer Name" /model:"Driver Name" /default /share:"Share Name" /port:"LPT1"
DriverWizard.exe install /autodetect
 
Command Parameters
 
Parameter    Description
/name        The name of the printer.  (This is the "friendly" name shown in the Printers Folder.)
/model       The name of the driver.
/default     This will set the printer as the default printer.
/share       This will set the printer as a shared printer with the specified name.
/port        The port the printer is connected to.
/autodetect  DriverWizard will look for any PnP printers that were recently connected and install the driver.
 
Removal
 
Example Usage
 
DriverWizard.exe remove /printer:"Name of Printer"
DriverWizard.exe remove /driver:"Name of Driver"
DriverWizard.exe remove /all /driver
DriverWizard.exe remove /all /driver:"Name of Printer Manufacturer"
DriverWizard.exe remove /monitor:"Name of Monitor"
DriverWizard.exe remove /file:"Name of File"
 
Command Parameters
 
Parameter    Description
/printer     Remove a printer.  This is the "friendly" name displayed in the Printers Folder.
/driver      Remove a printer driver.  (The driver will only be removed if there are no printers using the driver.)
/monitor     Remove a language monitor or port monitor.
/file        Remove a file.  The full path name must be specified.
 
The /all option Only works with /driver. It will remove all drivers and associated printer and file from the system.
 
Specifying a Printer Manufacturer will remove all printers and drivers of that manufacturer only.
 
Batch Commands
 
Example Usage
DriverWizard.exe @C:\commands.txt
DriverWizard will execute the specified command file.  A command file is a text file containing commands defined above.

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