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Adding a printer using rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry

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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 8:01:01 AM

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I'm currently moving my Network printing to a Windows 2003 Server based print
server (called PR01). I've set up numerous shared printers on my server (set
up as local printers using a TCPIP port) and now want to setup the printers
on my client machines (mixture of XP and 2000).

I can successfully add a printer to a client machine by START, RUN and
typing \\PR01\PRINTERNAME (eg \\PR01\Holistics HP5 is one of my printers)

However, I want to automate the printer installs using "rundll32
printui.dll,PrintUIEntry" command. eg

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /n\\pr01\holistics hp5

When I try the command I get the error - Operation could not be completed.
Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has
lost its connection to the server.

I know I'm typing the correct printername (as it works manually using START,
RUN)
Have I got the wrong syntax?? (Does it matter about spaces in the printername)

Thanks
Dave Fitton
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 11:41:39 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Dave Fitton wrote:
> I'm currently moving my Network printing to a Windows 2003 Server based print
> server (called PR01). I've set up numerous shared printers on my server (set
> up as local printers using a TCPIP port) and now want to setup the printers
> on my client machines (mixture of XP and 2000).
>
> I can successfully add a printer to a client machine by START, RUN and
> typing \\PR01\PRINTERNAME (eg \\PR01\Holistics HP5 is one of my printers)
>
> However, I want to automate the printer installs using "rundll32
> printui.dll,PrintUIEntry" command. eg
>
> rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /n\\pr01\holistics hp5
>
> When I try the command I get the error - Operation could not be completed.
> Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has
> lost its connection to the server.
>
> I know I'm typing the correct printername (as it works manually using START,
> RUN)
> Have I got the wrong syntax?? (Does it matter about spaces in the printername)

Since this is a network printer you are adding, I believe the correct
syntax would be as follows:

rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\pr01\holistics hp5

I'm not sure if the printer name would need to be in quotes since it has
a space.

You might also find this article of interest:

Adding a network printer for all Users
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
--
Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 11:41:40 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thanks Tom,

rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\pr01\holistics hp5 worked fine

I now want to combine it with the /ga switch to install for all users ie.

rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /in /n\\pr01\holistics hp5

This installs the printer ok but when I login as another user the printer
is'nt there. I've stopped and started the print spooler

Any ideas

Dave






"Tom Porterfield" wrote:

> Dave Fitton wrote:
> > I'm currently moving my Network printing to a Windows 2003 Server based print
> > server (called PR01). I've set up numerous shared printers on my server (set
> > up as local printers using a TCPIP port) and now want to setup the printers
> > on my client machines (mixture of XP and 2000).
> >
> > I can successfully add a printer to a client machine by START, RUN and
> > typing \\PR01\PRINTERNAME (eg \\PR01\Holistics HP5 is one of my printers)
> >
> > However, I want to automate the printer installs using "rundll32
> > printui.dll,PrintUIEntry" command. eg
> >
> > rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /n\\pr01\holistics hp5
> >
> > When I try the command I get the error - Operation could not be completed.
> > Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has
> > lost its connection to the server.
> >
> > I know I'm typing the correct printername (as it works manually using START,
> > RUN)
> > Have I got the wrong syntax?? (Does it matter about spaces in the printername)
>
> Since this is a network printer you are adding, I believe the correct
> syntax would be as follows:
>
> rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\pr01\holistics hp5
>
> I'm not sure if the printer name would need to be in quotes since it has
> a space.
>
> You might also find this article of interest:
>
> Adding a network printer for all Users
> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
> --
> Tom Porterfield
> MS-MVP Windows
> http://support.telop.org
>
> Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.
>
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 1:49:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Dave Fitton wrote:
> Thanks Tom,
>
> rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\pr01\holistics hp5 worked fine
>
> I now want to combine it with the /ga switch to install for all users ie.
>
> rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /in /n\\pr01\holistics hp5
>
> This installs the printer ok but when I login as another user the printer
> is'nt there. I've stopped and started the print spooler
>
> Any ideas

Not sure. I recommend you try posting in
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax.
--
Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.
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