[WinPrnDev] Re: Creating a Printer Driver

  • From: Sam Elamin <hussam_88@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <winprndev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:49:57 +0000

I Understand what your saying Rune, but that is not exactly what I am trying to 
accomplish because you see in a scenario of a university where a student is 
trying to print off a document from home to a paused queue in the library,the 
networks might be different.

So the student might no particularly have access to the server. Thats why I was 
hoping for a printer that uploads a file to a server, I have a .net application 
that uploads a file given the path but it seems the print driver does not read 
the path. So maybe I can send the Spool file that achieve what i am trying.

> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 10:23:07 +0100
> Subject: [WinPrnDev] Re: Creating a Printer Driver
> From: jjflash@xxxxxxxxx
> To: winprndev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Sam Elamin <hussam_88@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > But the thing is I would like to develop my own installer that creates this
> > printer, if i ask every single client to go to an address and download the
> > print driver (which is what i understand our trying to do) isnt that IPP??
> >
> >
> > The final aim is to have a virtual printr on a clients side which prints to
> > a print server.
> IPP? Internet Printing Protocol? No, that is not what I am on about.
> You know how to install a printer on a LAN, right? You navigate to the
> server (type "\\someserver" in the start menu), drag the printer to
> your Printers folder, and presto... You are done. If the server is
> running a new flavour of Windows, you'll even get a x64 printer driver
> installed automatically if you need one.
> The only thing preventing you from doing that, is usually firewalls.
> As a network admin, I do not want another untested protocol or
> application gaining access to my network. I would prefer allowing the
> client to access certain servers using a VPN client (and they would
> have the LAN experience as described above), or, in some cases I might
> opt for simply opening up certain servers to certain addresses/nets.
> Printing a document is a complex process. Duplex printing, stapling,
> colour, paper size are only some of the options your users will be
> looking to change. I understand your interest in making something cool
> from scratch, but there is already something functional in place, out
> of the box. I've printed stuff from afar since NT 3.51. (because back
> when I used NT 3.1 I did not have a net, but I'm pretty sure it was
> possible then too)
> -- 
> Rune
> ---
> Questions? First check the UndocPrint pages at 
> http://www.undocprint.org/winspool
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