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Printer Support (BETA)
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:40:07 PM »

Aeolis

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Hello folks,

I would like to share a script that I have been working for a while for Printer Support to Windows PE. Currently this is a a script in BETA stage. I am posting it here in the hope that more "eyes" and "brains" thinking together can find out what is still missing to this script.

For now, I have been able to bring the most basic functionally to PE: Print Management MMC snap-in is fully functional, spooler service starts ok, I am able to install PDF Creator as a secondary virtual printer and all virtual printers installed in system are shown correctly in the Device Display windows under printer title as well as in the Print management MMC snap-in.

But until now I could not print using the Microsoft XPS Printer nor the PDF Creator printer. I always receive a "A StartDocPrinter call was not issued." when trying to to print to .xps.

Here is the file: * Printer Support.7z (1012.98 kB - downloaded 662 times.)

Best regards,

Aeolis
« Last Edit: August 04, 2013, 03:58:13 PM by Aeolis »

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 04:05:47 PM »

Aeolis

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Hello folks,

I would like to report that now it's possible to print to .xps (with the built-in Microsoft XPS Printer) and to .pdf (with PDF Creator - if you install it).:happy:

Now I will work on debugging and activating real printers usage (hardware printers). Feel free to join in the BETA testing of this script.

Best regards,

Aeolis
« Last Edit: August 04, 2013, 04:08:29 PM by Aeolis »

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 02:56:06 PM »

Aeolis

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Hello folks,

I would like to report that I was able to successfully print a test page in my AiO (All-in-One) HP Deskjet 4480 printer. :happy: But I was not able to use its scanner component to scan the test page. The process of installing the HP Deskjet 4480 drivers was a bit clumsy, but in the end it worked. I will keep digging.

Please, share your experience with this script, it can be very helpful to me and others when improving this script.

Best regards,

Aeolis
« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 03:07:50 PM by Aeolis »

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 11:48:12 PM »

Galapo

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Good to hear of your development success. :great:

ChrisR is currently on vacation, but I'm sure he will like to see this when he returns.

Regards,
Galapo.

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 05:37:39 PM »

BiatuAutMiahn

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Any updates by chance?

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 03:43:11 PM »

Aeolis

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Hello folks,

Dear BiatuAutMiahn, thank you for your interest in this script, but, sorry, I have paused my work in this script.

Best regards,

Aeolis
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 03:43:38 PM by Aeolis »

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 02:29:17 PM »

Edson Peres

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Hello Aeolis and Friends,

Could you help me, I need to install an HP 3600 and I'm not getting what steps you used with your HP?
- I started the printer drivers through the Driver Integration but does not install
- Started by LoadVgaDriver usb driver but not install
- Started the drivers on Autorun Script but does not install
Would you like a hint how you did install to get a physical printer.

Thank you

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 12:41:23 PM »

dpap

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Hi Aeolis
I'm interested about your printer support plugin. I know that you stopped working on this but i need your last version to try it.
The link in your first message gives me a corrupted 7z file . Can you or anyone else, please send me a working copy ?
thanks in advance

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 01:30:46 PM »

Lancelot

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The link in your first message gives me a corrupted 7z file.
Download with another browser, as written before and confirmed by ChrisR, 7z file is fine.

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Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 01:53:22 PM »

dpap

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Yes, it's ok. The error was from decompression program (iZArc). With 7-zip it decompressed ok.
Now I try to deal with it !

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 02:17:36 PM »

Lancelot

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The error was from decompression program (iZArc).

Thanks for feedback,
 knowing reason behind always good.  :great:

Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2016, 10:59:40 AM »

Lancelot

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Hi Aeolis,

I put your beta plugin to server
\Downloads\ComponentsY\Printer Support (BETA)
with syntax update, plugin file rename , tips, and links to current topic ....

Hopefully on server more easily found,
So Maybe someone work on it and get printer work on other projects than Win7PESE x86  :wink:



ps: Besides some warnings, RequireDriver.exe not working on Win10PESE x64 test  :wink:

If you can, maybe better to provide source codes of
RequireDriver.exe
RecExecFileList.exe
so one can update them...

Well so far some people interested to printer, nobody work on it yet ;)
 well they were guys who can not use google even not being able to find your current topic  :lol: ,
 besides someone is waiting there to take the printer mission.  :cool:

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Re: Printer Support (BETA)
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 10:22:29 AM »

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Hey, I'm getting an error when trying to install the script using winbuilder (windows 10):
The error is:
"Unable to create directory:  [DirMake,%ProjectTemp%\%ProgramFolder%]"
Can anyone please help me with that?
Thank you so much!

 

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