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Install printerdriver by command-line??...

Is there any way to do this? Any special program that does it?

I have tried using SYSDIFF to apply printerdrivers, but that doesn't seem to work. SYSDIFF doesn't manage installing drivers properly.
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jonnybe
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cerCommented:
Installing a printerdriver consist of copying some files and doing some registry entries. If you know which driver has to be installed and you must do it more than once, you can use SYSDIFF from the resourcekit (or the update from the web) to get all the changes made during an install. On another machine you can apply these package which then "installs" the driver.
But from your (short) question I guess that is not what you want?

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jonnybeAuthor Commented:
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heikoCommented:
installing a printer driver from command line is not supported by NT as normally installed. as cer already mentioned there are some files to be copied may be some files updates to a new version and some entries to add to registry.
O.k. entries for registry are constants and can be done from commandline. but there is no way to check out aktual version of installed files and also you may have a problem when you copy files nessecary on one machine to another.
from point of posibilities ... yes you can do that with registry tools and batch prgramms
but it's not recommended

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cerCommented:
jonnybe: please be more specific next time for what you exactly need this. In this case for example I knew that it is not easy (as heiko explained) and I was looking for a complicated (but working) solution. Since you accepted heiko's answer you obviously were not looking for a difficult solution.
(BTW in my oppinion SYSDIFF must work).

I only want to express, that the more information you give in the question, the faster you get the correct answer. No offend in any way.

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heikoCommented:
cer: sorry was not my intension to break your way. I've seen an edited version of this question and have done was I think for a solution.

Best regards
Heiko
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