Solved

Changes to HP Print driver on Microsoft Windows 2008 print server not filtering down to windows clients

Posted on 2013-01-15
5
437 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-16
I am adjusting the created shortcuts within the HP print driver for an HP CP5525 Color LaserJet printer from my Windows server 2008 print server. Mainly I am removing some previously created shortcuts and adding some new shortcuts. The new shortcuts seem to appear on the clients, but the deleted shortcuts are not being removed from the Windows 7 client workstations print driver.
How can I ensure the changes are being applied to the networked clients or can I force the print settings change from the Print server to the clients manually?
0
Comment
Question by:rpeterslll
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:ArneLovius
Comment Utility
You would need to either completely remove the diver and then re-install the driver, or bump the revision number, thus forcing an update...
0
 

Author Comment

by:rpeterslll
Comment Utility
Where is the registry key on a windows 2008 server to pump the revision number? How can I determine on a Windows 7 client that the revision number matches that of the server print share?
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:ArneLovius
Comment Utility
Apologies, not clear enough, the revision number of the driver, this is not a registry update
0
 

Author Comment

by:rpeterslll
Comment Utility
Thanks. I have recently deleted the Printer share and driver from the print server and installed a clean version without adding printing shortcuts. The driver on my client is reconnected to the printer share on the server, but the shortcuts that were created with the previous driver still exist. The clients are getting the latest settings from the Print share off of the server.
0
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
ArneLovius earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
They only get the "extra" settings when the driver is first installed, or the driver is updated, from the client perspective, the driver has not been updated.

You could try and force driver removal through logon script or GPO, and then push the driver again.
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

771 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

7 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now