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    PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    Who can fix my first post here !!

    I am currently trying to deploy this software using the msi no toolbar package. The problem is it installs the printer as the default printer.

    For networked printers I have used a batch file to install them

    rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /c\\%1 /n\\%2
    @Echo off
    REM stop the print spooler on the specified computer and wait until the sc command finishes
    @Echo On
    start /wait sc \\%1 stop spooler
    @Echo off

    I have also tried using this command to force a network printer to be the default with /y command. This only works if the pdf creater is not installed.

    The minute I redeploy the pdf creater it sets all normal user accounts to have it as a default printer.

    any ideas ??

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    Not quite sure what you're trying to do but we use code like the following in the login script to connect a particular network printer and make it default - change sPrinter to be the relevant printer name. Save it as (say) mapprint.vbs

    sPrinter="\\server\printer"
    set oNet=createobject("wscript.network")
    oNet.addwindowsprinterconnection sPrinter
    oNet.setdefaultprinter sPrinter

    If you wanted to pass a printer as a paramter then you replace the first line:

    sPrinter=wscript.arguments.named("printer")

    and then just run the script with

    mapprint.vbs /printer:\\server\printer

    This will become the default rather than any local printer.

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    Thanks for the reply Steve, running the script fixed my problem.

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    I used to run a script when the machine was set up but now just use R2s printer manangement.

    I dont even use a PDF printer any more always had trouble with them, now Office 2007 does it (albeit in it's limited installed base).

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    Don't forget as well, you can install PDF creator on your print server and share it that way.

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Don't forget as well, you can install PDF creator on your print server and share it that way.
    How would that work. Wouldn't the ridirection occur at the server rather than the locally on the client?

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    redirection of what?

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    redirection of what?
    When the print job is being sent from the print queue to a print device, output will be redirected to a PDF file on the server.

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    NetworkGeezer: IIRC With the server version you can configure the output directory based on users' environment variables.

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    Re: PDF Creater version 0.9.3 default printer problem

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    NetworkGeezer: IIRC With the server version you can configure the output directory based on users' environment variables.
    Ah right. That makes more sense.

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