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Hello Everyone!
I am trying to sequence an application called "PDF cReator 0.9.9" on win 7 machine.
As the application installs kernel mode driver we won't be able to sequence it. However, as per requirement we are considering the option of excluding driver related files / registries from the package and installing them seperately followed by stopping and restarting of spooler service.

But we are unable to achieve the functionality...
also during sequencing we end up with an error towards the end of installation stating that Result: Error 1796 = The specified port is unknown.

Please suggest as in how to make the package working.

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Posted by: mekaywe 11 years ago
Brown Belt
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Are you sure that ghostscript.exe is installing required printer drivers ?
Posted by: Rheuvel 11 years ago
Brown Belt
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if I remember correctly ghostscript.exe was another requirement but not the driver itself.
Posted by: karshi 11 years ago
Purple Belt
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Thanks a lot for your responses.
Yes you are right... Ghost-script is for another function of converting a file to PDF, it's not responsible for driver installation.
Finally we were able to segregate the driver components properly.

There were 3 to 4 files which were to be installed locally along with a bunch of registries.
Posted by: AssmbLLYCoder 10 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Hi Karshi,

It would be nice if you could share the name of the files that you installed locally.

Ideally I would appreciate if you can share the detailed steps followed to create a working sequence for this application.
Posted by: mekaywe 11 years ago
Brown Belt
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Install the driver manually on the machine and sequencing the remaining part of application should work
Posted by: karshi 11 years ago
Purple Belt
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Thanks for ur reply.
However, i need a little help here...I tried to distinguish driver files. i copied files going to spool directory and system32 prior to sequencing. However, there are other driver related files that are installing to Installdir.do we need to seperate them as well?

we have followed the following process:
1. sequenced the application normally.
2. Compared with a picture of source and installed the left out files on the machine prior to publishing it.
3. Also. exported all the printer related registries on the machine manually.
4. Published my package.
5. Started and stopped the spooler service.

PDFPrinter appears in control panel. However if we try to print a file it does not convert it to PDF.
It shows a progress bar and queues up n task bar as pending job.

Please suggest.
Posted by: mekaywe 11 years ago
Brown Belt
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Keeping the files, exporting printer registries and importing them prior to publishing the sequenced app will not work.
There will an EXE which will perform the driver installation. You need to run it prior to the publishing of your sequenced app.
Once you launch check the functionality, it should work as expected
Posted by: karshi 11 years ago
Purple Belt
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Thanks for pointing this.
I located the component responsible for driver installation i.e ghostscript.exe.
so as suggested i finished the above tasks before sequencing the app and then published it in the similar manner.
Still it's the same behavior. i was really hoping it would work this time.
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