Hi all, I´ve a problem, I wanna install a unsigned printer driver in XP using SMS, the users are "users"

I´ve tried all HELP!

The Printer is a Citizen CBM Partial Cut - a Thermo Transfer Printer - LPT is the Interface.

The first thing you have to do is setting the system to ignore unsigned driver- DONE!

First i tried using Dpinst with the /lm (legacymode) switch, the drivers are being installed in the DRVCache, but pnp does not find the right one.

Tried to add the printer using
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /ga /if /b "CBM1000 Partial Cut" /f "c:\Program\CITIZEN\CBM1000II\Driver\oemsetup.inf" /r "LPT1:" /m "CBM1000 Partial Cut"

This works fine, but PnP finds the printer after a reboot, and a "user" does not have the rights to add the printer.

Now I wanna disble PnP on that device - possible??
Now to my "work around" - Have anyone done this?
In the registry, under the printername a key is generated IF letting PnP add he printer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Printers\CBM1000 Partial Cut\PnPData]...Dont have the key here now..
a key is generated that also exists in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\LPTENUM\]...Dont have the key here now..

My plan is to export this key on a pc where PnP have added the printer and import it in the registy on the host where I wanna add the printer using RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry to disable the PnP functionality on that device.
Yes I know only system have write rights on this key.

Have anyone tested this?
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Have you considered using the rescan function of the devcon utility ?

This is theory should force a rescan of PnP devices.

This could be run immediately after your RUNDLL32 command - which I assume is running in elevated context anyway - and hopefully the new hardware found dialog would not then occur following the reboot.

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Answered 05/04/2007 by: spartacus
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