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HP Printer Driver Installation

By looter
May 24, 2007
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  1. We just got new printers in on three different departments. They are jet direct printers and shared out over an ip addresss. My question, is there any way to install the drivers remotely to each computer through maybe Ghost Console or even some other method to prevent from having to go to each machine and manually install the drivers? Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +160

    Install the drivers on one system. Can you place the install file in a shared folder, and access the file from there?
  3. looter

    looter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I could but, I'm not sure where you are going with this. Do you mean a shared folder locally on the machine with the drivers installed? Or do you mean a \\network \share?

    *note* I also downloaded HP Web JetAdmin with no avail. I cannot figure out if it is even possible to accomplish what I am trying to do let alone how to do it. Did download a little proggy that allows one to install drivers remotely for printers that are networked through another PC but doesn't seem to work with printers directly on the net themselves.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +160

    I was talking about a \\network \share... The printers on the network directly should be connected to print servers that have individual IP addresses. Can you access these directly, using the IP address for each print server?
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    What would be the point of a network printer if you had to share it from a print server?

    looter is probably interested in this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q189105/
    There is a JetDirect example in the end for a LJ4000 machine.
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