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Copy Prndrv\winXP folder?

This is getting fun!

My setup here is that we've got 20 brokers, 650 printers, for 6700 users, running on NW6.5.6. All of them are running out of the W2K driver database since no one here wanted to start using iManager, and NWAdmin doesn't know about XP (or Linux, or Vista...).

I've fully populated one of my brokers with newest versions of XP drivers for 95% of the printers that we use here. Obviously, it would be nice to copy those drivers to the other brokers by copying the winXP folder.

Some questions, from those who've done this before:

1. Where are the driver profiles kept? I might... or might not... want to copy those. And, I probably don't want to overwrite those accidentially once they're running.

2. What is the best practice here... simply copy the folder and then restart the broker? Or down the broker before copying (broker is offline longer)?

3. Any other gotchas that I haven't seen yet in my little lab (none noted yet)?

Thanks!

Tim Wohlford, CNE
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twohlford wrote:

>1. Where are the driver profiles kept? I might... or might not...
>want to copy those. And, I probably don't want to overwrite those
>accidentially once they're running.


Driver profiles are kept in the Manager's database. Copying files will not
influence them. If you copy the drivers, you will have to create new
profiles for XP.

>2. What is the best practice here... simply copy the folder and then
>restart the broker? Or down the broker before copying (broker is
>offline longer)?


Down the broker (or stop the RMS service from the Broker screen), copy the
directory structure and then start the broker (or RMS service) again.

>3. Any other gotchas that I haven't seen yet in my little lab (none
>noted yet)?


Profiles are not copied. You will have to create them for XP.


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Marcel --

What I've noticed is that the Broker tends to rebuild the database... so I
can simply dump a single driver folder into a broker, restart the broker,
and the new driver is added?

Tim Wohlford



"Marcel Cox" <Marcel_Cox@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> twohlford wrote:
>
>>1. Where are the driver profiles kept? I might... or might not...
>>want to copy those. And, I probably don't want to overwrite those
>>accidentially once they're running.

>
> Driver profiles are kept in the Manager's database. Copying files will not
> influence them. If you copy the drivers, you will have to create new
> profiles for XP.
>
>>2. What is the best practice here... simply copy the folder and then
>>restart the broker? Or down the broker before copying (broker is
>>offline longer)?

>
> Down the broker (or stop the RMS service from the Broker screen), copy the
> directory structure and then start the broker (or RMS service) again.
>
>>3. Any other gotchas that I haven't seen yet in my little lab (none
>>noted yet)?

>
> Profiles are not copied. You will have to create them for XP.
>
>
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> Marcel Cox
> http://support.novell.com/forums
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Tim Wohlford wrote:

> so I can simply dump a single driver folder into a broker, restart the broker, and the new driver is added?


I think that should work.

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