We have several thousand Windows 2008-server-based printer queues which all use the Xerox Global Printer Driver (PCL, PS, PCL6). We want to make the following changes:
1) Change printer preferences such that they print in Monochrome and two-sided by default.
2) Disable Printer Notification.
Is there any programmatic way to accomplish this, either on the client or server end?
I've looked into the following:
-The individual queue settings seem to be kept in binary registry keys, so I don't think any registry hacks will work.
-I tried the "Xerox Driver Configuration Tool", which sounded very promising, but I could not get it to work. The instructions are not particularly clear, but it sounds like a client-end configuration vice a server config. It didn't work in either case.
-Can any of the driver files be modified on the server end, and the drivers re-signed?
Thanks in advance!
Hi, Rui. Yes, I tested out that tool, using the referenced document.
If I'm understanding the "Creating Registry Entry" section on page 7, this registry entry gets created on all client *workstations*, and not the print server?
Assuming "client", I tried a couple of workstations (both XP and Windows 7), but it when I went into Print Preferences, none of the settings (default to Black and White, 2-sided, disable print notification) were changed. They stayed "Color", "1-Sided", print notification "on". XML file was saved to a local path C:\Temp, so not a permissions issue. Left "CacheExpirationInMinutes" set to (0) as was implied in the instructions. And I rebooted, of course. :-)
I actually did try this procedure on a test print server, but not only did it not turn off Print Notification, it actually grayed out the field such that it can't be turned off.
Any thoughts on why it's not working? I'm going to build a "plain-vanilla" workstation in our environment, as it's possible that there some group policy that is breaking something.
I suppose the most automatic way would be to use the tool.
You also have another way.. requires a bit more of work, but might get the job done. Check here
I have the same problem.
I also tried it with both methods but it didn' worked.
Is it possible to change the default printer config file ?
Or does anybody know where the "saved settings" are stored ?