Testing the Print Driver Compatibility
It is recommended that testing is performed with a subset of the printers being used in the target environment to determine the compatibility of the default driver being used with the Secure Printer. This will help ensure that the desired range of features and quality of printed documents is met for the broadest range of printers.
To test print driver compatibility:
- On a workstation (with Print Scout installed), launch the Pharos Sentry Print Setup Guide. This application will assist with the printing of a test page and provide guidance on how the test can be released at a printer.
- Choose a release method.
- Print a test page. The print job will be automatically sent to the default printer.
- Perform further tests if required by submitting a range of sample documents to a Secure Printer in the same manner that those documents would normally be printed.
Changing the Default Secure Print Driver
- Update the driver used by the Secure Printer queue that was installed by default.
- Add an additional Secure Printer to be used alongside the default one.
Updating the print driver used by the Secure Printer queue
- Install the desired print driver. First, obtain and install the desired print driver. Driver vendors will often provide the tools necessary to install their drivers in a silent or automated fashion. These drivers can then be deployed using a variety of Windows deployment mechanisms, of which one can be selected that suits any existing software deployment system in use.
- Update the default Secure Printer queue. Once the desired driver is installed, then the existing Secure Printer queue can be updated via the following command line that is provided by Windows:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xs /n "<secure printer>" DriverName "<driver name>"
e.g. rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xs /n "Pharos Secure Printer" DriverName "HP Universal Printing PCL 5"
Creating an additional Secure Printer queue
An entirely new Secure Printer can be created via the following command line that is provided by Windows:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /b "<secure printer" /r "SecureDeliveryPort" /m "<driver name>"
e.g. rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /b "Secure Printer" /r "SecureDeliveryPort" /m "Universal Printing PCL 5"