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Hi xperts,

I need you to help me in order to add any necesary config in order to change all my network printer config from letter to A4 in my vbs script that i use to manage users printers.please easy help for a non script guy.
In need to be sure that all printers in the script will print in A4
thanks in advance
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Printer settings such as paper size are governed by entries under the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\DevMode.  To get the desired values, manually set each printer to use A4 and then export that registry key.

You can then set the values using a logon script such as the one in this article:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/qanda/feb05/hey0224.mspx
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I don't see any details about Paper format A4 in the registry , i can see al lprinters in connections section of it, any help ?
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The key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\DevMode doesn't store information in friendly easy-to-read strings.  It uses long and unfriendly binary values.  Thus my suggestion that you make the settings changes manually on one machine, then export the values and set corresponding ones using a logon script.

You can test this by exporting the key to a .reg file, then changing the paper setting.  Importing the first .reg file will change the paper setting back.
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by:diegomirner
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so i  find in the regitry the next key :

devmodeperuser
devmodes2

so i have manually apply necesary changes in on each printer , i have export the devmodes2 folder keys , but still same problem , no reflection on the changes on the new pc where i have restore this keys.
any idea ?
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by:diegomirner
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well i find out the i should do it for the hould printers key , so it works great, thanks again
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