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Adobe Postscript Printer Drivers - can't add to Broker

Within our office we print to our Xerox DC 12 colour copier/printer through
an EFI Splash RIP. Xerox provides a windows 2000 printer driver for the
Splash (G630) but its buggy. In particular, every time you try to access
this printer object's properties on a Windows 2000 system you get a message
that the driver has not been installed, and do you want to re-install it.

Anyways, if you go to Adobe's web site and download their Adobe Postscipt
Driver installation program (winsteng106.exe), you can use this to install a
printer object (using the same PPD supplied by Xerox) that works properly;
that is, no errors when you go to the property windows for the printer
object.

My plan was to install this printer driver based on the Adobe Postscript
Printer driver into my iPrint broker so that I could install this working
driver on other computers. The steps I took were as follows:
1) installed printer object locally on my Windows 2000 system using
WISTENG106
2) installed iPrint client
3) rebooted system
4) enter iManager 2.0x and go to Manage Broker
5) Select the appropriate broker, Resource Management Service, Windows 2000
Drivers.
6) Select "Add from System"

As I now scroll through the list of available printer drivers (and there are
hundreds - essentially every printer driver that came on the Windows 2000
CD) I note that there isn't one for the Splash printer object that I created
using the Adobe Postscript Printer Driver install program.

My question is, why doesn't iManager "see" this installed printer and allow
me to add it to my broker. Is this something that is fixed in iManager 2.5?
Or does the iPrint client, which is required to carry out a printer driver
upload to the broker, not recognize printers installed with the Adobe
Postscript Printer Driver installation program?

I look forward to your comments and suggestions


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Re: Adobe Postscript Printer Drivers - can't add to Broker

Okay, The printer driver you add to the workstation using the xerox
installer is not necessarily added to the system of drivers for that
workstation. The "Add from system" only reads the drivers that are shipped
with the workstation OS. The problem you are having is that Xerox is
requiring a special installer to set up the printer driver properly for the
specific workstation. Couple of things to check. Does Xerox provide an
"NDPS version" of this printer driver? If not, you could possibly look at
a cool solutions entry :http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/13952.html
that generates an INF type driver that you can now use to do an "Add from
file" in iManager. This may or may not work!!

>>> On 9/12/2005 at 8:44:37 am, in message

<pvgVe.3481$h61.379@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Phillip
Armitage<armitagep@wzmh.com> wrote:
> Within our office we print to our Xerox DC 12 colour copier/printer
> through
> an EFI Splash RIP. Xerox provides a windows 2000 printer driver for the
> Splash (G630) but its buggy. In particular, every time you try to access
> this printer object's properties on a Windows 2000 system you get a
> message
> that the driver has not been installed, and do you want to re-install it.
>
> Anyways, if you go to Adobe's web site and download their Adobe
> Postscipt
> Driver installation program (winsteng106.exe), you can use this to
> install a
> printer object (using the same PPD supplied by Xerox) that works
> properly;
> that is, no errors when you go to the property windows for the printer
> object.
>
> My plan was to install this printer driver based on the Adobe Postscript
> Printer driver into my iPrint broker so that I could install this
> working
> driver on other computers. The steps I took were as follows:
> 1) installed printer object locally on my Windows 2000 system using
> WISTENG106
> 2) installed iPrint client
> 3) rebooted system
> 4) enter iManager 2.0x and go to Manage Broker
> 5) Select the appropriate broker, Resource Management Service, Windows
> 2000
> Drivers.
> 6) Select "Add from System"
>
> As I now scroll through the list of available printer drivers (and there
> are
> hundreds - essentially every printer driver that came on the Windows 2000
> CD) I note that there isn't one for the Splash printer object that I
> created
> using the Adobe Postscript Printer Driver install program.
>
> My question is, why doesn't iManager "see" this installed printer and
> allow
> me to add it to my broker. Is this something that is fixed in iManager
> 2.5?
> Or does the iPrint client, which is required to carry out a printer
> driver
> upload to the broker, not recognize printers installed with the Adobe
> Postscript Printer Driver installation program?
>
> I look forward to your comments and suggestions

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