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Can I install Microsoft Office Document Image Writer on server?

In a situation where RDP clients are accessing a terminal server, and all printers from that local workstation are picked up by the server, is there a way to have the Image Writer driver installed on the server without installing Office?  
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g127404Commented:
As far as I know you are required to install Office.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/assistance/HP011185461033.aspx

It's like Adobe's version of Acrobat.  To create a pdf file you need the standard version but to view it, just the free client.

Microsoft has some programming applications that might help
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8F93E445-B1CF-4477-A373-E17417D616BC&displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7b6d9193-a1c8-4934-8007-47089fde37de&displaylang=en

Steps to actually install it when you have it installed:

1.      Go to Control panel Printer and fax
2.      Add Printer select local printer attached then manual
3.      In the port option select Document image printer writer port
4.      Install a generic text only printer.
5.      Right-click on the generic text/only printer driver and select properties.
6.      Click on ports and select "Microsoft office document imaging driver port".
7.      Click on the advanced tab and change the driver to Microsoft office document image writer.
8.      Click on apply and OK.
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lloydr1lAuthor Commented:
Well that's not what I want to hear! : )
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g127404Commented:
sorry =-( ... lets hope someone else has a better answer (like a link to download just the drivers!)
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MereteCommented:
If it is an Office Document Image Writer—By using the Document Image Writer well it answers itself.
What is this Image writer as in Brand name?

ImageWriter FAQs
http://www.dataio.de/produkte/imagewriter/documents/ImageWriter-FAQ.pdf

Microsoft Creative Writer V2  system requirements
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/software/B00004VXL3/system-requirements/203-1486425-6794308

http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/efs/faq/requirements.htm
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bkoehler-mprCommented:
Do you really need the Office Image Writer, or just something the users can use to print to a file? FinePrint PDF Factory works on terminal servers, and would allow your users to "print" to a pdf.

http://www.fineprint.com/
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lloydr1lAuthor Commented:
Actually, I don't even need it.  I'm just trying to clear up errors that I get on the server because the driver is not installed, and rather than go to each location and handle this on the client side, I was hoping to take care of it on the server side.  And yes, this is Microsoft Office Image Writer.
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bkoehler-mprCommented:
One solution would be to disable printer redirection on the server, install a program that allows you to print (FinePrint, Adobe Acrobat, etc), and map a network printer.

Another would be to install Office and disable all components except for the Image Writer.
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MereteCommented:
I'd say several  answers here contributed to a solution.. split points Merete and bkoehler-mpr
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lloydr1lAuthor Commented:
Which solution provided the answer?  I asked about having a driver available on the server for Office Image Writer without installing Office.  Merete, your response was to install Office.   And while all the info posted is helpful (including yours), none provided a way of intalling the driver.  Unless I missed it.

I certainly will not object to handing out the points here, to you or anyone else.  I think good information should be rewarded even if it was not the direct answer.  You have helped me in the past and I have given you points.  That will continue and I don't mean to start any arguement here.  But the other answers involved doing things I didn't want to do for various reasons, and none provided the driver.  
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bkoehler-mprCommented:
"...is there a way to have the Image Writer driver installed on the server without installing Office?"

No. You can install just the Image Writer component of Office from the Office install (though this still counts as an Office license as you are still installing Office, just not the rest of Office). Microsoft Office Document Imaging is considered part of the Office Core and relies on other parts of Office, thus isn't available separately.

You could use a third party solution (e.g. FinePrint pdfFactory Server Edition) to provide similar functionality.
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MereteCommented:
Hi lloydr1l  :)
Ijust wanted your final thoughts, which I have, I agree  with your new comments no suggestions have helped, then EE appreciates if you could return and close " your" question, I am very happy to agree to refund your points that is only fair to you.
But I cannot do this for you only you can.
I have had over 20 emails from the modrators tonight alone of abandoned questions, the askers just donot come back no feed back no closure.
Eventually it does hurt as we all give our time for free. I hope you are not affended in anyway.
Sincerely Merete

Moderator please refund if it s possible.
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lloydr1lAuthor Commented:
No need to refund.  As I said, information even if not the direct answer should be rewarded.  

g127404 was the first to point out this could not be done.  So the bulk of the points go to this user.
bkoehler-mpr and merete  thanks for the info and confirmation, and all that you provide to everyone!
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MereteCommented:
your very kind lloydr1l  I hope next time we can provide good solid solutions for you.
Thank you
Regards Merete
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g127404Commented:
Thanks for the points and sorry we couldn't provide a better solution.
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