streamline installation process?

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hbueno
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streamline installation process?

Post by hbueno » Thu Apr 10 2003

Is it possible to install PDF Converter in an umprompted manner? That is, have it preconfigured to install with proper license key, mail settings, paper size settings, directory settings, etc? This would make my life as an admin much easier.

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Post by Joan » Tue Apr 15 2003

Hello,

You can write a batch file or a script to install the printer on the sytem, activate it, and set the settings you wish. Here is a small script that installs the Evaluation version of the PDF Converter:
' This VB script can be used to Install the PDF Converter on LPT1: port,
' and set "confirm before overwrite" as a default option for the driver.


Option Explicit

Dim PDF

Set PDF = CreateObject("cdintfex.cdintfex")

PDF.PDFDriverInit( "My PDF Export" )


'Enable the printer, version 2.1

PDF.EnablePrinter "Professional Evaluation", "07EFCDAB01000100A4AA3DF532D3E4008BCD94D237CEA55BE435430DB090F946F9F93A9FDC015B9EDF03AAB7B67652A96B885DE97FD8E34433B8590D2323C186EB08B9E119E931CA1F74B1C3DDA43AE9D503714AA5E825C06C83C04E3A019F473BF4FB90C5506CC9921B2C"


PDF.DriverInit( "My PDF Export" ) 'To prevent the printer from being removed

PDF.FileNameOptions = (4096) 'Confirm Before Overwrite

Set PDF = Nothing
Hope this helps.

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Post by hbueno » Tue Apr 15 2003

It works, but I don't understand how (I'm not a programmer). What is cdintfex and how does it help install the software?

Does this method work on both NT 4 and Win2K?

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Post by hbueno » Tue Apr 15 2003

I spoke too soon. It only worked on my PC. Other PC's get a complaint from Windows Scripting Host about cdintfex. Could it be this install script only works on the developer version? Can I substitute cdintdf for cdintfex?

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Post by Joan » Thu Apr 17 2003

Hi,

The script mentioned here will work if you have the files of the PDF Converter in the same folder as this script and if you have CDintf210.dll stored and registered in your system directory.

CDintfEx is used with version 2.10 of the driver while CDintf was used in older versions.

As you noticed, this script doesn't set all the options you asked for, you will need to add code to configure the other settings of the printer like the paper size, output file, ect...

Hope this helps a little bit.

hbueno
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Post by hbueno » Thu Apr 17 2003

Where do cdintfex and cdintf210.dll come from? They're not part of the installation files that I downloaded.

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Post by Joan » Thu Apr 17 2003

CDIntf210.dll is the name of the DLL copied to the systme directory when running Install.exe. If you are not running Install.exe you need to rename CDintf.dll that you received to CDintf210.dll and copy it yourself to c:\Winnt\system32 if you are under Windows 2000.

CDintfEx is the name of the ActiveX interface used by the application (if you are writing some code).

If you feel confused with all of this, please send an e-mail to our support, telling them which license you want to buy so they can prepare a script for you to install the printer with the features you wish.

Thanks.

hbueno
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Post by hbueno » Thu Apr 17 2003

I think a ciustomized script would be good. I'll contact support.

Thanks

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