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"printing Default" Settings Reverting

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    Ian Cummings
    Moderator

    1. Is this a local driver install or a server client driver install?  Please clarify.

     

    2. How exactly are you trying to set the default printer driver settings.

     

    3. Are the printer drivers only used by an application or a service that might well be logged in under a different user account?

     

    4. I would recommend that you update to the latest version.  It should be noted that the DriverWizard supports a set of command lines that allows you to automate the installation of multiple printer drivers via a batch file.  See 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.txtDriverWizard

    will execute the specified command file.  A command file is a text file
    containing commands defined above.

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    Ian Cummings
    Moderator

    Looks like the formatting was lost with the command line instructions for the DriverWizard, I hope it's still readable.

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    Legacy Poster

    1. This is a server client install. We have three print servers (installed with the Windows-server role Print Management). The printer is installed locally on the server and shared with all users. Our users usually go to the share of the print server to add printers to their profile (example: \\server.domain.com). We also run this on production systems where the printers need to be locally installed on the systems application server. The same drivers are used for each install, ie; 7.2.0.
     

    2. By logging onto each print server and changing the locally installed printers through the "Devices and Printers" on the Control Panel. Right Click a printer > Properties > Advanced (tab) > Printing Defaults.


    3. Yes and no.

     

    Yes: One of the production systems is printing through a service that logs on with another account. However that account is a local admin account on that same server.

    No: On some of the other installs of this print driver, let's say a dedicated print server. In that case the system the user is using, finds the printer in the user's profile. And is sending the print job this way: \\server.domain.com\printer 

     

    4. Yeah I think so to. The problem sadly shows up everywhere where the printers are installed and can't really be pin-pointed to any specific configuration in our systems. If it would only happen on the application server for a specific system I'd say it's rather safe to say that somethings fishy with that setup.

    Thanks! And will most def. looking into the DriverWizard thingie.

     

    1. Is this a local driver install or a server client driver install?  Please clarify.

     

    2. How exactly are you trying to set the default printer driver settings.

     

    3. Are the printer drivers only used by an application or a service that might well be logged in under a different user account?

     

    4. I would recommend that you update to the latest version.  It should be noted that the DriverWizard supports a set of command lines that allows you to automate the installation of multiple printer drivers via a batch file.  See below:

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    Legacy Poster

    Has this problem been resolved. I'm currently having a issue with a client. They have multiple Zebra GK420d and Zebra LP2844 (Some LAN, Some USB). When a user logs in the layout reverst back to the default of the driver.

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    Ian Cummings
    Moderator

    When you select, "Right Click a printer > Properties > Advanced (tab) > Printing Defaults" all this is doing is setting up the default driver config for new user profiles that are added to the computer.  It does nothing for an already created user profile.  To set the general default properties of the driver right click on the printer instance and select "Printing Preferences", you can then configure the default behaviour from the dialog that opens.  Note that such printing preferences are user specific by default; if you want all users to share the same printing preferences then open the general printer properties, select the "Tools" tab, click the "Device Options" button and then from the dialog that opens select the "Network Settings" tab and tick the "Share settings between all users" checkbox.  Below is a description of what this setting does.

     

    Share settings between all users:  By default, Windows maintains a separate set of printing preferences for each user.  When this feature is enabled, all users will share the same set of printing preferences.  The Security setting will apply to printing preferences when they are shared between users.  This feature allows an administrator to configure the printing preferences for all users on the network. 

     

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