Deploy Printer Driver through KACE


I'm trying to deploy a printer driver through our k1000 system v7.2.101 . I have a batch script that works locally on the computer, but not thorugh scripting deployment in the KACE. Code below

if not exist "\\files\deptpublic\itshare\software\epson\fx890II\Driver\WINX64\EBSD120B.INF" goto NoShareExist
if exist "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\ebsd120b*" goto Success

SET KProgramFiles=%ProgramFiles(x86)%
IF NOT EXIST "%KProgramFiles%" goto Installx86

call pnputil -i -a \\files\deptpublic\itshare\software\epson\fx890II\Driver\WINX64\EBSD120B.INF
@echo %COMPUTERNAME% %USERNAME% %DATE% %TIME%>>"\\files\deptpublic\itshare\software\epson\fx890II\Test.txt"
if exist "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\ebsd120b*" goto Success

call pnputil -i -a \\files\deptpublic\itshare\software\epson\fx890II\Driver\WINX86\EBSD120B.INF
@echo %COMPUTERNAME% %USERNAME% %DATE% %TIME%>>"\\files\deptpublic\itshare\software\epson\fx890II\Test.txt"
if exist "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\ebsd120b*" goto Success

@echo The shared folder no longer exists
@echo Driver --not-- installed
exit /B

@echo Driver installed correctly

I have tried running as local system and logged-in user, since I don't think local system has access to our share drives.Any help is much appreciated. If more information is needed please let me know.


EDIT: Sorry I don't know the html tags

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  • You haven't told us what's --not-- working. Does it just not copy the file, or does it throw an error? - wwashington 2 years ago
    • Thanks for your reply.

      I'm not sure how the KACE runs scripts. If it copies my script to the local machine and then tries to run it, I'm not sure how to check if it's being copied over.

      I setup the script to prompt a message before running, and that pops up.

      The way I have it setup is the script writes to a text file while installing. This text file never gets written to. - thedavejohnson 2 years ago
  • The script is copied to the local machine from KACE, or at least that's how ours works.


    They should be stored there. Ours go to the kbots folder and are saved in numbered folders. - wwashington 2 years ago
    • Thanks for that, I found it in the kbots_cache folder

      So it is being copied over correctly. - thedavejohnson 2 years ago
      • Then it's just not executing correctly.

        And you said the call pnputil works outside of the KACE environment? Like, if you run it locally, it works.

        So, cut down on your scripting. Cut away everything except:
        call pnputil -i -a \\files\deptpublic\itshare\software\epson\fx890II\Driver\WINX86\EBSD120B.INF

        And then pass that from KACE to the machine and see what happens. If it works, then you know it's your syntax and not KACE. - wwashington 2 years ago
  • I've also had success using xcopy to c: in my scripts where I couldn't get things to execute from a network share.

    Try that, too, if my above doesn't work. Just do an xcopy to copy this file:
    To the C: of the machine in question then try to execute your call pnputil against c:\whatever instead of the network share. - wwashington 2 years ago
    • Okay this is the updated script

      robocopy \\files\deptpublic\itshare\software\Epson C:\EpsonCopy /E

      call pnputil -i -a C:\epsoncopy\fx890II\Driver\WINX64\EBSD120B.INF

      The files and directories successfully copy but still cannot find driver in C:\system32\driverstore\filerepository\

      Is the KACE support the pnputil command? - thedavejohnson 2 years ago
    • I'm starting to think it is a permissions issue. Do you need admin rights to install from an .inf file? - thedavejohnson 2 years ago
  • Here is what we do.
    We have a zip file with the inf files in it and a batch on the kace unit that looks like this. We run it as system.

    cscript c:\Windows\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US\prnport.vbs
    -a -r IP_192.168.1.100 -h

    "%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe" printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /b "Copier Name" /r "IP_192.168.22.100" /m "Dell MFP H815dw PS" /f ".\Dell H815dw\DLPGYAL.inf" - khoelle 2 years ago
    • Thanks for the information, but this is a local printer, not a network one.

      It also will not be connected via USB when this script is run. I want windows to find the driver in the filerepository when the printer is connected - thedavejohnson 2 years ago
      • Oh Ok, With windows 10 we have had great luck with a post install of our Dell e514dw priniters. We have an occasional need to manually do a reinstall but it has worked fine.
        Here is our batch that runs during post install.

        echo off&color a && Title [ MULTI .INF INSTALLER ]

        ::= Multi-PnP.Installer.cmd =
        :: Put all Pnf, Infs, Cat, and Sys files etc. in directories inside this one!

        :: Run Batch from current directory
        cd %~dp0

        :: Scan and Echo .inf files duing install
        for /f "tokens=* delims=" %%a in ('dir /b /s /o:gen *.inf') do (
        echo == Installing PnP Drivers == "%%a"

        :: Delay
        ping -n 4 localhost 1>nul

        :: Windows Plug-n-Play Installer
        start "" pnputil -i -a %%a
        echo * DONE *

        exit - khoelle 2 years ago

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