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Custom MSI for network printer installation

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I'd like to create an MSI to install to make network printer installation easier at a particular location. I've messed with scripts to do this, but packaging the driver with the MSI would be more than ideal. I've never done this before, so I'm looking for any help and directions available. I don't really know the dificulty involved here, but a template that I could more or less plug inf's and ip addresses into would be excellent.
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The easiest way, by far, is to setup the printer on one system and then use the Printer Migration Tool which creates an executable that does it all for you:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722360.aspx
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A while ago, a client was looking for a way to install a free PDF print driver with an MSI installer via GPO. He ran across this:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/8e622778-c59c-47d0-b65d-e8938ede19a4/freeware-pdf-printer-with-msi-installation-via-group-policy

I don't know if he ever deployed it, so I can't give you any feedback on it, but it looks promising and I'm guessing you can replace the PDF print driver with your printer's driver. In any case, I offer it up for your consideration. Regards, Joe
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