[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Adding Ricoh printer drivers to an image before running sysprep

Posted on 2008-11-03
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Currently, when I have a user at a remote location that wants to use one of our IP printers I have to install the drivers manually since they are not native to Windows XP. What I was wondering is if it were possible to take my exisiting image and somehow load the printer drivers so that when someone does need to connect to an IP printer, the manufacturer and driver are available from the list during the Add Printer Wizard.

Does anyone know if this is possible?
Question by:jeabou
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

dfxdeimos earned 375 total points
ID: 22872200
This site has an awesome guide to building your own custom XP installs:


I think the section that talks about drivers is in the "Intermediate" section.
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Rory de Leur
ID: 22903911
You can use the Driver Install Frameworks from Microsoft. In this package is a tool called DPinst.exe, this is a commandline tool that Installs the driver in the Drivercache. When a user plugs in the device the driver automaticly installs without popups.

Product info: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/install/difxtools.mspx
Download info: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/install/DIFxFAQ.mspx

Expert Comment

ID: 23110194
Go to printers folder
File menu- server properties- controller (maybe drivers or other name Im not using an English installation) - add  and the driver that you wich as if you were adding a printer.

Featured Post


Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A while back when OPSMGR 2012 was released we were very excited about getting it into our environment and upgrading our 2007 implementation,  we started our planning and we then proceeded with our implementation. All went as planned & our system …
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Suggested Courses

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question