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    100 + print drivers to create and configure

    Hi all,

    We have a customer who wants to create over 100 print drivers with different configs on each, does anyone know a quick way of duplicating a print driver on a server? or if they'll actually be any performance issues to the end user when they goto select a driver from the drop down list ?

    thanks

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    Re: 100 + print drivers to create and configure

    I'm not following what you're trying to accomplish by installing 100 print drivers with different configurations? What is it that you're trying to accomplish exactly?

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    Re: 100 + print drivers to create and configure

    You create different printers with default setting ie output from tray 4 etc...

    Driver is already installed you just add printer

    You can also setup custom profile within the print driver and name them within the driver

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    Re: 100 + print drivers to create and configure

    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post

    You can also setup custom profile within the print driver and name them within the driver
    That's what I would do.

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    Re: 100 + print drivers to create and configure

    Print driver presets within the print driver. Some manufacturers allow you to save the presets to a folder. Once all presets are saved to the folder, the folder of presets can be copied to a server and pulled down to each pc. Or perhaps the presets can be created on the server and pushed down to individual pc's???100 + print drivers to create and configure Either way, it sounds like you're dealing with a bit of instantiation overload!!!100 + print drivers to create and configure100 + print drivers to create and configure

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    Re: 100 + print drivers to create and configure

    Quote Originally Posted by Chr15tophe View Post
    Hi all,

    We have a customer who wants to create over 100 print drivers with different configs on each, does anyone know a quick way of duplicating a print driver on a server? or if they'll actually be any performance issues to the end user when they goto select a driver from the drop down list ?

    thanks
    Are they trying to give each user their own profiles?
    Different paper trays/paper for certain jobs?
    Are they storing them on the server?
    Are you charging for each profile ( i set up basic drivers on up to 5 PC's for the setup/install charge)

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    Re: 100 + print drivers to create and configure

    Quote Originally Posted by Chr15tophe View Post
    Hi all,

    We have a customer who wants to create over 100 print drivers with different configs on each, does anyone know a quick way of duplicating a print driver on a server? or if they'll actually be any performance issues to the end user when they goto select a driver from the drop down list ?

    thanks

    They can make a simple script in C# for duplicating an existing printer.
    The 'InsallPrintQueue' class along with modifying the relevant strings would copy an existing queue.

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    Re: 100 + print drivers to create and configure

    Cheers all, we cut the drivers down to 11 after a conversation

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    Re: 100 + print drivers to create and configure

    Ricoh has a utility for their pcl6 drivers called Print Driver Packager NX that allows IT to build driver packages for deployment through Group Policy.

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