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changed printer driver doesn't update on workstations

Hi
I am using iPrint on NW65-SP2 on XP-SP1 workstations. I am using Zen 6.5
iPrint workstation policies to push the iPrint 4.06 client and printers to
the workstations. I recently added a pcl 5e driver to a broker and
changed one of the printers to the 5e driver. The workstations receive
the new driver (it installs) but it doesn't change the default driver from
the pcl6 to the pcl5e. We have to manually change the driver on each
workstation.

Is there some way to get the workstations to change to the 5e driver on
their own?
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changed printer driver doesn't update on workstations

The only way to do this currently is to delete and re-add the printer.
You can automate this with Zen or use iprntcmd.exe to do it. We are
working on an auto-update solution.
> Hi
> I am using iPrint on NW65-SP2 on XP-SP1 workstations. I am using Zen

6.5
> iPrint workstation policies to push the iPrint 4.06 client and printers

to
> the workstations. I recently added a pcl 5e driver to a broker and
> changed one of the printers to the 5e driver. The workstations receive
> the new driver (it installs) but it doesn't change the default driver

from
> the pcl6 to the pcl5e. We have to manually change the driver on each
> workstation.
>
> Is there some way to get the workstations to change to the 5e driver on
> their own?


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changed printer driver doesn't update on workstations

How do you automate with Zen? I am already using Zen to push the client
and printers.. It does add the new driver it just doesn't make it the
default driver for the printer. I don't see anything in the iPrint
workstation zen package about drivers. iprntcmd.exe only gices you add,
remove, default, and temporary commands; nothing for driver updates.

> The only way to do this currently is to delete and re-add the printer.
> You can automate this with Zen or use iprntcmd.exe to do it. We are
> working on an auto-update solution.


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Re: changed printer driver doesn't update on workstations

You need to use iprntcmd.exe to remove and then add the printer. This will
install the updated driver.

Jim Webb

>>> On 4/4/2006 at 4:18:25 PM, in message

<lwAYf.1505$5g7.873@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>,
<wnagy@northshorebank.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I am using iPrint on NW65-SP2 on XP-SP1 workstations. I am using Zen 6.5


> iPrint workstation policies to push the iPrint 4.06 client and printers
> to
> the workstations. I recently added a pcl 5e driver to a broker and
> changed one of the printers to the 5e driver. The workstations receive
> the new driver (it installs) but it doesn't change the default driver
> from
> the pcl6 to the pcl5e. We have to manually change the driver on each
> workstation.
>
> Is there some way to get the workstations to change to the 5e driver on
> their own?

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Easy to do....


Sort of by accident I found that if I go to NDPS manager on server console
and use F3 to rename the printer, iPrint will reinstall the printer on all
workstations imediately. The workstation do not need reboot/relogon. It is
enough to change one letter in the printers name.

I have done this several times, and it works great. This is a great way to
distribute a new driver or an new printer profile, and of course a great way
to rename a printer on all workstations.

Audun


<wnagy@northshorebank.com> skrev i melding
news:lwAYf.1505$5g7.873@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Hi
> I am using iPrint on NW65-SP2 on XP-SP1 workstations. I am using Zen 6.5
> iPrint workstation policies to push the iPrint 4.06 client and printers to
> the workstations. I recently added a pcl 5e driver to a broker and
> changed one of the printers to the 5e driver. The workstations receive
> the new driver (it installs) but it doesn't change the default driver from
> the pcl6 to the pcl5e. We have to manually change the driver on each
> workstation.
>
> Is there some way to get the workstations to change to the 5e driver on
> their own?



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Re: Easy to do....

Can I assume that the F3 rename will only work on printers that are currently installed on a PC?

i.e. There are 50 PCs with an iPrint printer for "Accounting". I just updated the Printer Driver Profile for the HP4250 printers. If I "rename" the printer to "Accounting1", then it will automatically change the name on the user's PC and update the config with the info from the profile. Also, the "Accounting" printer will no longer be listed?

Also - can I assume it will not install "Accounting1" to the other 200 PCs in the company?

What needs to be done in iManager under the Agent's "Access Control", if anything?


>>> Audun Seierstad<as@signo.no> 4/12/2006 3:18 AM >>>



Sort of by accident I found that if I go to NDPS manager on server console
and use F3 to rename the printer, iPrint will reinstall the printer on all
workstations imediately. The workstation do not need reboot/relogon. It is
enough to change one letter in the printers name.

I have done this several times, and it works great. This is a great way to
distribute a new driver or an new printer profile, and of course a great way
to rename a printer on all workstations.

Audun


<wnagy@northshorebank.com> skrev i melding
news:lwAYf.1505$5g7.873@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Hi
> I am using iPrint on NW65-SP2 on XP-SP1 workstations. I am using Zen 6.5
> iPrint workstation policies to push the iPrint 4.06 client and printers to
> the workstations. I recently added a pcl 5e driver to a broker and
> changed one of the printers to the 5e driver. The workstations receive
> the new driver (it installs) but it doesn't change the default driver from
> the pcl6 to the pcl5e. We have to manually change the driver on each
> workstation.
>
> Is there some way to get the workstations to change to the 5e driver on
> their own?


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