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Installing a Customized or Locked Printer

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In some environments you may need to install a customized version of the TIFF Image Printer printer for all of your users, or to install one or more custom-named printers with their own settings. This approach is commonly used when distributing software remotely and/or silently to multiple users on a network using Microsoft SCCM or a similar product with software push capability.

The steps below will walk you through creating a custom profile, and if desired, a custom-named printer, and setting that profile to be used by the printer. It also shows how to create a printer that is locked to a profile, perfect for when a base set of options needs to be used by all users.

Once we have our profile created and the TIFF Image Printer printer configured, or our custom-named printer created, the Backup and Restore All Settings feature is used to create a export file containing only the printer(s) you want to update or add during the installation. This export file is used when pushing TIFF Image Printer on other computers.

Creating the Custom Settings and a Printer

This configures the TIFF Image Printer printer with your own settings or creates a custom-named printer with your own settings. Users can still create their own profiles, and edit the profiles you distribute.

Step by Step Instructions

1.Install the TIFF Image Printer on a single computer. You do not have to license the software at this point.

2.Follow the steps Create a New Profile Settings File to create a custom profile with your settings and save the profile.

3.To set the default profile for the TIFF Image Printer printer to the one you just created, follow the steps in Change Default Profile.

4.If you want to install your own custom-named printer, follow the steps in Add New Printer to create and name your custom printer. Set the default profile for your custom printer to the profile you created in step 2 above.

Creating the Custom Settings and a Locked Printer

This configures the TIFF Image Printer printer, or a custom-named printer with a locked version of your own settings.

When a printer is locked to a profile, that is the only profile available in the Save As prompt, and the only profile listed in the Printing Preferences dialog.

Step by Step Instructions

1.Install the TIFF Image Printer on a single computer. You do not have to license the software at this point.

2.Follow the steps Create a Shared Profile to create a custom profile with your settings and share the profile. Only shared profiles can be locked to a printer.

3.To lock the profile to the printer, follow the steps in Lock Shared Profile to Printer.

4.If you want to install your own custom-named printer, follow the steps in Add New Printer to create and name your custom printer. Then follow step 3 above to lock the profile for your custom printer to the shared profile you created in step 2.

Creating the Export File

The Backup and Restore All Settings feature is used to create the export file that contains only the printer(s) you want to update or add when pushing the setup.

Step by Step Instructions

1.Launch the TIFF Image Printer Dashboard.

LaunchDashboard

 

2.Click the gear icon from the top right hand corner of the Dashboard window, and select "Export Printer Settings".

ExportPrinterSettings

 

3.Under Choose Printers disable "Export all printers" and check the printer(s) you want to export.

CustomPrinterExportPrinterSettingsChoosePrinters

 

4.Under Choose Profiles disable "Export all personal profiles". The profiles that are in use by a printer being exported are automatically selected and cannot be unselected.

CustomPrinterExportPrinterSettingsChooseProfiles

 

5.For any shared profiles disable "Export all shared profiles". The shared profiles that are in use by a printer being exported are automatically selected and cannot be unselected.

CustomPrinterExportPrinterSettingsChooseSharedProfiles

 

6.Select Start Export, and save the export file.

CustomPrinterExportPrinterSettingsStartExport
ExportPrinterSettingsExporting

Running the Setup

To run the customized setup on another computer, the setup program and the export file need to be accessible from that computer.

For push software, the export settings file needs to be in a location that is accessible when the push software runs the setup.

Command Line Syntax

/S

With the silent install command line parameter set, the entire installation will execute silently, without a user interface, or any user intervention. When any input is required on dialog boxes, the default values of dialog controls will be used.

SHOWUI=TRUE|FALSE

This option determines if the desktop icon and start menu shortcut for TIFF Image Printer Dashboard are created as part of the install. This option is only valid for Subscription installs. Passing in FALSE for the SHOWUI option will install the product but not create the desktop icons icons and start menu shortcuts.

CONFIGPRINTER="Path to export file"

This is the full path to the exported settings file created above, in quotes.

For a full description of the install command line arguments see Installing the Printer Silently.

 

Subscription License

pntifsubsetup_12.0.001.exe /S SHOWUI=FALSE CONFIGPRINTER="C:\PEERNET\PrinterSettings.pntifexport"

One Time License

pntifotsetup_12.0.001.exe /S CONFIGPRINTER="C:\PEERNET\PrinterSettings.pntifexport"