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iPrint Driver Reinstall

Dear sir or madam

One of our customers has the following problem:

They have to reinstall the printer driver for a certain printer
model on their workstations. How can this be done automatically?

Thank you in advance for your help

Best regards
raphael
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Here is one idea: use the commandline iprint tool to remove and re-add the
printer.

iprntcmd -d ipp://dns.name.org/ipp/printer-agent-name
iprntcmd -a ipp://dns.name.org/ipp/printer-agent-name

Since this is commandline you can script it using whatever process you
want, for example in the users personal login script.

I've read on this forum that the next version of iPrint will include
NDPS-like functionality and maybe this capability will be included...

Cheers,

Ron

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Thank you very much for your answer.
Unfortunately this does not reinstall the driver of the printer.
With option "-d" it removes the printer but the driver remains installed.
When you readd the printer with "-a" it uses the driver still available
on the system.

Best regards
Raphael

> Here is one idea: use the commandline iprint tool to remove and re-add the
> printer.
>
> iprntcmd -d ipp://dns.name.org/ipp/printer-agent-name
> iprntcmd -a ipp://dns.name.org/ipp/printer-agent-name
>
> Since this is commandline you can script it using whatever process you
> want, for example in the users personal login script.
>
> I've read on this forum that the next version of iPrint will include
> NDPS-like functionality and maybe this capability will be included...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ron
>
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Thank you very much for this hint.
But this doesn't work on their system.
The printers are not being reinstalled or
renamed on the clients if you rename the
printer in NDPSM console.

But even if they would, the driver won't be
reinstalled, only the printer.

Best regards
Raphael

> Check the following message:
>
> http://groups.google.com/group/novell.support.iprint/msg/b4a9fb7e912d787a
>
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raphsys@rbd.chx wrote:

>Unfortunately this does not reinstall the driver of the printer.


Are you sure about that? Have you verified that the driver version did not
change?

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Hey, you are welcome! Weird though, because I just did this on my system
and the driver updated just fine. Here is what I did:
1. I started off with an iPrint printer installed on my workstattion,
sprinter-002. It was installed with an HP Laserjet 4050 PCL5E driver with
a version of 4.3.201 dated 03/2000.

2. I removed the printer from my workstation.

3. I checked the Windows Print Server properties - the driver remained
installed as expected.

4. I updated the driver on the broker to the latest downloaded from the hp
website, which HP intelligently gave a version number of 4.27. Their
documentation assures us that this drive IS an update for the 4.3.x
series. The files also have a more recent timestamp (2003)

5. I ran the iprntcmd -a command. The usual notificaiton window popped up
showing the progress of the install.

6. I checked the properties of the driver and the version had been changed
to v4.27.

So it worked for me. Here is what I am running:

1. iPrint client v4.16
2. Windows 2000sp4+
3. Novell Client32 v4.91sp2+
4. NDPSM.nlm v 3.01t
5. Netware 6.5sp5
6. iManager 2.5 with latest iprint npm module.

Is this any different from what you have/have done?

Ron

On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 05:04:28 -0700, <raphsys@rbd.chx> wrote:

> Thank you very much for your answer.
> Unfortunately this does not reinstall the driver of the printer.
> With option "-d" it removes the printer but the driver remains installed.
> When you readd the printer with "-a" it uses the driver still available
> on the system.
>
> Best regards
> Raphael
>

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Hi Ron!

With different driver versions it is no problem,
but this customer has to reinstall the same driver,
because the driver profile in the registry has been
corrupted. I will check the exact NDPS.nlm version.
Novell Client, OS Version and iPrint Client have
the same versions.

Best regards and thank you for your help
Raphael

> Hey, you are welcome! Weird though, because I just did this on my system
> and the driver updated just fine. Here is what I did:
> 1. I started off with an iPrint printer installed on my workstattion,
> sprinter-002. It was installed with an HP Laserjet 4050 PCL5E driver with
> a version of 4.3.201 dated 03/2000.
>
> 2. I removed the printer from my workstation.
>
> 3. I checked the Windows Print Server properties - the driver remained
> installed as expected.
>
> 4. I updated the driver on the broker to the latest downloaded from the hp
> website, which HP intelligently gave a version number of 4.27. Their
> documentation assures us that this drive IS an update for the 4.3.x
> series. The files also have a more recent timestamp (2003)
>
> 5. I ran the iprntcmd -a command. The usual notificaiton window popped up
> showing the progress of the install.
>
> 6. I checked the properties of the driver and the version had been changed
> to v4.27.
>
> So it worked for me. Here is what I am running:
>
> 1. iPrint client v4.16
> 2. Windows 2000sp4+
> 3. Novell Client32 v4.91sp2+
> 4. NDPSM.nlm v 3.01t
> 5. Netware 6.5sp5
> 6. iManager 2.5 with latest iprint npm module.
>
> Is this any different from what you have/have done?
>
> Ron
>
> On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 05:04:28 -0700, <raphsys@rbd.chx> wrote:
>
> > Thank you very much for your answer.
> > Unfortunately this does not reinstall the driver of the printer.
> > With option "-d" it removes the printer but the driver remains installed.
> > When you readd the printer with "-a" it uses the driver still available
> > on the system.
> >
> > Best regards
> > Raphael
> >

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