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Issue in Client-Server Scenario (Printing Preferences are not getting updated in client immediately) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    I am installing the printer driver (V3) in Server 2008 R2 as follows;
    1. Add x64 printer driver (Model XYZ) to Server PC.
    2. Add x86 printer driver (Model XYZ) to Server PC as "Additional Drivers".
    3. Open "Configuration" tab and does some settings which is supported by the printer.
    4. Open "Advanced" tab and press "Printing Defaults...".
    5. Set the following settings (for Eg).
     - "2 Staple" as "Staple"
     - "On" as "Punch"
     - "Finisher Lower Tray" as "Output"
    6. Execute "Point and Print" and install x86 printer driver to Client PC (Win 7 32 Bit).
    7. Open "Printer Preferences" in the client PC and confirm current settings.

    [Expected Results]
    The settings are as follows:
     - "1 Staple" as "Staple"
     - "On" as "Punch"
     - "Finisher Lower Tray" as "Output"

    [Actual Results]
    The settings are as follows:
     - "None" as "Staple"
     - "Off" as "Punch"
     - "Finisher Upper Tray" as "Output"

    As long as we refer Microsoft developer pages, the DevDMode values are synchronized at 300 seconds. So we cannot get correct DevDMode until 1st synchronization is executed. We tried to use OpenPrinter2() and set PRINTER_OPTION_NO_CACHE flag, but cannot correct values.

    Is there a way to perform faster synchronization and get the values quickly in client PC?

    Warm Regards,
    Sankaran

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:10 AM

Answers

  • I suggest you contact Microsoft product support

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:28 PM

All replies

  • Hello All,

    If this is not the right forum to discuss these issues, could anyone please guide me about the right forum?

    Warm Regards,

    Sankaran

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 8:14 AM
  • I suggest you contact Microsoft product support

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:28 PM
  • Hi Doron Holan

    But, this is the printer driver developed by my team and since we are using Win DDK for this, I thought somebody may share a better answer like to change the APIs of spooler system or some other directions for this problem.

    Regards,

    Sankaran

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:42 AM