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:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: DOCUMENT: AdPrintX Readme AUTHOR: James Hart ([email protected]) CREATED: 3 May 2002 VERSION: 1.0.0.001 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: IMPORTANT: - To install network printers for Windows 9x systems it is necessary for the appropriate printer drivers to be available on the system. See below for further information. - AdPrintX has been tested on Windows 95® and Windows 98® (preliminary testing only), Windows NT®, Windows 2000® and Windows XP®. Has NOT been tested on Windows ME®. LEGAL: - AdPrintX is available as freeware and, as such, provides no guarantee. Any usage of this utility is completely at the users own risk. AUDIENCE: - Microsoft network administrators OVERVIEW: - AdPrintX is a utility to manage Windows® network printers from the command line. It was originally designed to complement client printer management for Windows Terminal Server® and Citrix® environments, as well as other network printer control. CON2PRT COMPATIBILITY - - AdPrintX is very similar to Microsoft's Zero Administration Kit printer management utility Con2Prt, but has additional functionality, including compatibility with Windows 9x systems. - AdPrintX is based on Con2Prt's parameters and should be able to directly replace Con2Prt with AdPrintX for Windows NT or later systems to control network printers - BUT PLEASE DO YOUR TESTING FIRST. - AdPrintX provides for the removal of a single network printer (see "/r" option in usage), as wells all network printers (see "/f" option in usage). WINDOWS 9x - - in Win9x, both local and network printers are controlled by the local print processor and must have the appropriate drivers available on the system. You can achieve this in a number of ways - - install the printer drivers via the Windows print manager - copy the appropriate drivers to the system and then let AdPrintX install the driver TIP: if you print a test page for a locally installed printer it will generally list the drivers and everything else you need to know to install the printer - whatever other way you can dream up... - Win9x requires additional parameters to be filled to add a printer. You will need to specify driver name (/n) and driver file (/s) parameters, plus a name for the printer (/p). TIP: Use "
( )" as the printers name so as not to clash with the same printer name from another server. USAGE: \[ /? | /h | /l | /v | /f | \[/r "\\server\\printer" \] | \[/c "\\server\printer" | /cd "\\server\printer" /p "Printer Name" | /n "Driver Model" /s "driverpath\filename" \[ /t "datatype" = "EMF" \] \] \] WHERE: /? or /h - help /l - list all installed and connected printers /v - verbose operation (displays messages) /c or /cd - UNC of network printer (e.g. "\\server\\printer") /p - printer name (e.g. "MyPrinter (MyServer)" * /n - driver name (e.g. "Canon LBP-8 III") * /s - driver path (e.g. "c:\windows\system\canonlbp.drv") * /t - datatype (e.g. "RAW" - default is "EMF") * /d or /cd - make printer the default (e.g. "\\server\printer") /r - remove network printer connection (e.g. "\\server\printer") /f - remove all network printer connection - * used by Win9x only - order of parameters is not important - Win9x specific parameters are ignored by WinNT or higher systems - sequence of operation is - - list installed printers - remove single printer - remove all printers - add printer - set default printer REQUIRED FILES: - AdPrintX.exe EXAMPLES: IMPORTANT: multiple lines used in examples is for readability only - remove a network printer and add a printer and sets it as the default (messages are displayed) - AdPrintX.exe /v /r "\\MySvr\hplaser" /cd "\\MySvr\canon lbp" /p "Canon LBP-8 (MySvr)" /n "Canon LBP-8 III" /s "c:\windows\system\canonlbp.drv" NOTE: this will work for both Win9x and WinNT (or higher) systems - add a printer (WinNT or higher only) - AdPrintX.exe /c "\\MySvr\canon lbp" - remove a printer (all Windows versions) - AdPrintX.exe /r "\\MySvr\canon lbp" - list all installed printers - AdPrintX.exe /l - remove all network printers (messages are displayed) - AdPrintX.exe /f /v NOTES - - always place double quotes around parameter values to ensure the argument is read correctly including its spaces (e.g. "\\MySvr\canon lbp"). - sometimes the command prompt window in Win9x will not hold the required command line. As a work around move these commands to a batch file. KIX SCRIPT EXAMPLE: - this example can be used in a Kix script to install a printer on either Win9x or (>=) WinNT systems. The beauty of this set up is if you wish to change the server from where your users print you need only change the $PrintSvr variable to the name of your new print server (this is assuming your printer and its share name is the same) - $DblQ = Chr(34) ; print server $PrintSvr = "\\MySvr" ; local kix path $KixPath = "c:\kix" ; assign command line $AdPrintX_Cmd = "/cd " + $DblQ + $PrintSvr + "\hp laser" + $DblQ + " " + "/p " + $DblQ + "HP Laser (" + LCASE(SUBSTR( $PrintSvr, 3, LEN($PrintSvr))) + ")" + $DblQ + " " + "/n " + $DblQ + "HP Laserjet 4Si" + $DblQ + " " + "/s " + $DblQ + "c:\windows\system\hppcl5ms.drv" + $DblQ + " " + "/t " + $DblQ + "RAW" + $DblQ + " " IF GetFileAttr( $KixPath + "\AdPrintX.exe" ) > 0 ; call AdPrintX SHELL $KixPath + "\AdPrintX.exe /v " + $AdPrintX_Cmd IF @ERROR 0 ? "Error occurred...AdPrinX returned error..." END IF ELSE ? "Error occurred...could not find path..." ENDIF VERSIONS: Version 1.00.001 (previous version n/a) ADDITIONS - - n/a BUG LIST - - none known FUTURE VERSION - - include indication of the default printer when listing printers - include flag to specify printer memory (??)