How do I add a Network Printer as a post install task? 

I will need it to be on a 64-bit Windows 7. When I manually add the printer, it prompts me to install the driver. So how would I go about adding the drivers as well?  

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Short answer:

  • WinXP
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry [ options ] 
OR Registry Edits
  • Win7
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry [ options ]
OR PRINTUI.EXE can be used as shorthand for RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry
OR Registry Edits
  • MacOS
lpadmin -p Printer_Name -L "Printer Location" -E -v lpd://x.x.x.x -P /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/Printer_Driver.gz 
Copy /etc/cups


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Answered 11/06/2012 by: cblake
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there are a few options , depending on how many printers the users may connect to you may want to use the dell open printer driver below

- if this is an upgrade , use the USMT tool to capture the printer (this is an option under window components)

- install the driver as part of the image

- install Dell Printer managment on the image


Answered 11/05/2012 by: Scott Smith
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  • It is not an upgrade... Also, the printer is an HP printer. We have a server running server 2003 that is our print server with all the printers on it. I was thinking about adding another printer with the 64-bit driver and just use that one. Wanted to see what options there are though.
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If they are all in a domain, use a gpo.

Answered 11/05/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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