Hey,
Anyone know to which catalogfile the dot4.inf file is related to?
im tryin to intall a hp Lj 1300 and calls this inf, i want to deploy this silently.. maybe if i mention the catalogfile in the dot4.inf this just might work...
any ideas or suggestions.. greatly appreciated..
Thanks
Ty
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im tryin to intall a hp Lj 1300 and calls this inf, i want to deploy this silently.. maybe if i mention the catalogfile in the dot4.inf this just might work...
any ideas or


You could try too install it using the DifxApp merge module!!
If you search this forum for how to install device drivers i think you will find the solution
Answered 11/18/2006 by: Bankeralle
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I tried using the merge module and using by calling the setupapi dll function call as well... the add new hardware still pops up... i am tryin to intall it as a legacy driver and a certified driver.. but to be installed as a certified driver it requires to have the catalogfile present... this inf file looks generic and somethin that is put down by windows.. tho i dont understand why it wont install without the pop up even tho its signed...
Answered 11/20/2006 by: tyron123
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Have a look at http://itninja.com/question/how-do-you-roll-out-new-machines?0873 as this has already been posted.
Answered 11/20/2006 by: AngelD
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Thanks Angel.. that should solve my issues!
Answered 11/20/2006 by: tyron123
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Have an issue..
Its been a while since i was working on this... was sidetracked with other stuff... so i finally got this again...

i am getting this error while creating a cat file... (inf2cat)

Errors:
22.9.7: DriverVer set to incorrect date (must be postdated to 7/2/2001 for newes
t OS) in \dot4.inf
B2.6.4.9: All Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices must have VID and PID sections
in the PnP Device ID string. Third-party USB function drivers must not install t
hrough a compatible ID match. The following formats are not acceptable: USB\Clas
s_ii, USB\Class_ii&SubClass_jj, USB\Class_ii&SubClass_jj&Prot_kk

Any idea how to go about this?

Any help is appreicated.. :) thnx!
Answered 12/01/2006 by: tyron123
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Hey all,
I could not get this to work after wacking a millions brains together... apparently th dot4.inf is too general and does not have a a few sections required that are in pnp driver inf's , so am unable to create a certificate for this to install the non pnp driver automatically...
Any one have any other ideas on how to install generic non pnp drivers automatically for a specific printer?
Thanks
Ty.
Answered 01/31/2007 by: tyron123
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Go to hp.com, support and drivers - download the specific driver for the 1300...
I'm doing a whole raft of printers at the moment [if that's the correct collective noun - any suggestions?...] - the 1300 is on my list
Downloaded the driver last night and it's digitally signed
Later,
Al

lj1300pcl6win2kxp-en.exe - two and a half MB
Answered 02/01/2007 by: AB
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I'm working on a similar challenging issue. I am trying to package the HP LaserJet P3005 PCL 6 printer drivers so that a Standard User on Windows XP can install a local printer (silently) without needing to supply disks or an admin password. I'm currently using DIFxApp.

The problem I'm running into is that it appears that I need Microsoft's DOT4 USB Printing Support driver installed before it will correctly recognize the printer and install the printer driver.

Does anybody have any idea how I can automate the installation of the DOT4 driver?
Can I get (or make) a set of driver files that I could perhaps run through DIFxApp?
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.
Answered 12/14/2007 by: mazessj
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For USB connected printers you might try the setupcopyOEMinf.exe (google search) This will install your inf files to the C:\Windows\Inf folder. Then when you plug the printer in the first time it will automatically get installed silently without asking for drivers or admin privileges. This works for any pnp usb drivers. I have yet to find a more simple way to prepopulate hardware drivers so if anyone knows of an easier one I would like to hear about it.

Note: This only works for signed drivers so if you have some drivers that aren't signed you will need to sign them first.
Answered 12/18/2007 by: joedown
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To sign a printer driver you need to have a valid INF. Generally i have found the missing sections in INF files are the following entries in the [Version] section of the INF:

CatalogFile=<name of driver>.cat
DriverVer=<driver date>,<driver version>

Add the 2 entries above to the bottom of the version section.

Other times I have had to manually remodify the entire INF as the way it has been created isnt compatible with signing at all, this was tied around the file copying section of the INF.
Answered 01/02/2008 by: Inabus
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