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Install Printer Locally with a Bat File

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Hello,

I have used the command below to install network printers locally on machines successfully:

RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /if /b "CS - Dell 5110 CN (Outside Pat's Office)" /f "C:\drivers\5110cn\dlxzizi.inf" /r "IP_130.91.95.105" /m "Dell Color Laser 5110cn PCL6"

However, when I try to write a new command to install a printer locally, that will be connected with a USB cable, it will install, sort of - the printer is listed under Control Panel - Printers and Faxes. When I finally do plug the printer usb cable to the machine, I get the printer added again as "Dell Laser Printer 1720DN Copy 1"

Below is the command I've been using:

RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /if /b "Dell Laser Printer 1720DN" /f "C:\dell\drivers\1720DN\drivers\print\win_2kxp\DKABJ740.inf" /r "usb001" /m "Dell Laser Printer 1720DN"
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Well the printer driver is installed on USB001 but when you plug the printer it is using USB002 instead. If you right-click the printer Copy1 you can view the Port it is connecting which is mostly likely USB002. The printer that you installed is using USB001 so when you plug the print device up it will use the next available port.
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Plug the printer in first.
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Any update?
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