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Upload drivers

I'm having issues trying to upload drivers for a couple of printers,
HPs, P3015 & P4015. I know, PITA printers, but they've been in place
for a while.

iPrint servers is OES2sp3 on SLES10sp3, running edire 8.8.6. All other
drivers (XP and win7-64) upload fine. I've even tried the drivers that
we're using on these printers in ndps, which are universal pcl6 from HP.

When I try to upload those drivers, it starts uploading, then a bit
later the imanager web page times out & the drivers are not there. The
windows 7 drivers upload & work fine.

I tried some different HP universal drivers for XP & they uploaded, but
they will not work, as every time you try to print something, you have
to go through the HP driver properties & select what printer you're
printing to even though you selected it through windows.

Suggestions?

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Stevo
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HP UPD are now distributed to install with a printer choice--very short sighted of them not to have an optional vanilla driver available--perhaps if all HP users complain, I did....

The Traditional/Dynamic choice option is made at install time for Windows. But, when you upload the driver, it automatically defaults to and sets up in Dynamic mode. I just had an incident open with HP and they sent me this known issue:
Novell iprint: upd gets installed in dynamic mode when ShortInstallName=<servername> in iprint.ini on Novell

Workaround: Use the setting DEFAULT in iprint.ini for the ShortInstallName in order to install the driver in traditional mode on the windows clients



(Actually, if the ShortInstall Name is anything other than DEFAULT, it intalls in Dynamic mode. Only problem is that the printer names that users see are not so pretty with DEFAULT.)

With the first release of these drivers, I was able to install on a local workstation choosing Tradidional on the install, and then Upload the driver "from System". With the latest release (which we needed to cure an issue with the last lines of docs being cut off), that did not work, but the ShortInstallName=DEFAULT did work.
Hope that helps.

"Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net> wrote in message news:1bd1q.128$8W7.74@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> I'm having issues trying to upload drivers for a couple of printers,
> HPs, P3015 & P4015. I know, PITA printers, but they've been in place
> for a while.
>
> iPrint servers is OES2sp3 on SLES10sp3, running edire 8.8.6. All other
> drivers (XP and win7-64) upload fine. I've even tried the drivers that
> we're using on these printers in ndps, which are universal pcl6 from HP.
>
> When I try to upload those drivers, it starts uploading, then a bit
> later the imanager web page times out & the drivers are not there. The
> windows 7 drivers upload & work fine.
>
> I tried some different HP universal drivers for XP & they uploaded, but
> they will not work, as every time you try to print something, you have
> to go through the HP driver properties & select what printer you're
> printing to even though you selected it through windows.
>
> Suggestions?
>
> --
> Stevo

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PatM was heard 'saying':

> HP UPD are now distributed to install with a printer choice--very
> short sighted of them not to have an optional vanilla driver
> available--perhaps if all HP users complain, I did....
>
> The Traditional/Dynamic choice option is made at install time for
> Windows. But, when you upload the driver, it automatically defaults
> to and sets up in Dynamic mode. I just had an incident open with HP
> and they sent me this known issue: Novell iprint: upd gets installed
> in dynamic mode when ShortInstallName=<servername> in iprint.ini on
> Novell
>
> Workaround: Use the setting DEFAULT in iprint.ini for the
> ShortInstallName in order to install the driver in traditional mode
> on the windows clients
>
>
>
> (Actually, if the ShortInstall Name is anything other than DEFAULT,
> it intalls in Dynamic mode. Only problem is that the printer names
> that users see are not so pretty with DEFAULT.)
>
> With the first release of these drivers, I was able to install on a
> local workstation choosing Tradidional on the install, and then
> Upload the driver "from System". With the latest release (which we
> needed to cure an issue with the last lines of docs being cut off),
> that did not work, but the ShortInstallName=DEFAULT did work. Hope
> that helps.


Thanks for the heads up. I was able to upload universal drivers & they
worked by using a different imanager server.............weird.

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Stevo
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