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Printer Driver Auto Association Tool for iPrint



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April 30, 2012 3:16 pm

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GPLv2

Download printer_driver_association-1.1

The Printer Driver Auto Association Script for iPrint allows you to automatically associate a driver to either a specific manufacturer or make/model of a group of printers quickly and easily.

Example of uses:

Example 1:
A company plans on rolling out Windows 7 on workstations and needs drivers associated to each of the 500 printer agents currently found on the print manager. In this situation if the majority of the printers were HP, the Printer Driver Auto Association Script would be able to associate the HP Universal Printer driver to all printers of manufacturer type HP automatically.

Example 2:
A company has 20 printers of a specific model. In this situation, the script would only associate the specific driver chosen to that specific model of printer.

Step #1 – Install and download the latest version of the Printer Driver Auto Association Script utility

    Note: Printer Driver Auto Association Script supports OES 2 and 11.
    1. Download printer_driver_association-1.1.tgz
    2. Open a Terminal window and type “su”.
    3. Enter root’s password.
    4. Extract the script from the tarball.

      #tar –xzvf printer_driver_association-1.1.tgz
    5. cd to the PrinterDriverAssociations folder.

      #cd PrinterDriverAssociations
    6. Make the script executable.

      #chmod 755 PrinterDriverAssociation-1.1.sh

    Step #2 – Run the Printer Driver Auto Association Script utility

    Option A: Generate a file containing the list of printers matching a specific manufacturer or model

    1. On the terminal run the Printer Driver Auto Association Script to generate just the file.

      #PrinterDriverAssociation-1.1.sh -g
    2. This will create a file in the current working directory containing the printers identified during the script execution.

      A log file named associations.log will be generated in the /var/opt/novell/log/iprint/ directory.
      Option B: Generate the printers file and auto associate the chosen driver to the printers found in the file.

      1. On the terminal run the Printer Driver Auto Association Script to generate just the file.

        #PrinterDriverAssociation-1.1.sh -f <filename.txt> -g
      2. This will create a file in the current working directory containing the printers identified during the script execution. It will then execute the file and associate the driver chosen during the script execution.

        A log file named associations.log will be generated in the /var/opt/novell/log/iprint/ directory.
      Note: Using a –h will display the help menu.
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Categories: Cool Tools, iPrint, Open Enterprise Server, Technical

Disclaimer: This content is not supported by Novell. It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test it thoroughly before using it in a production environment.

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