Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:23 PM
I would like to use MDT to deploy a bunch of Citrix servers to a farm. I would also like to install a bunch of printer drivers on all the servers. This means that I want the drivers installed even though the printers are not connected. Reading through the documentation I understand it as I should:
1. Create a folder in Out-of-Box Drivers in MDT, add my printer drivers (I don't think it's necessary to build an advanced driver structure here).
2. Create a Selection Profile and point it to the driver folder.
3. Add a new Inject Drivers step in the TaskSequence, configure it with my new Selection Profile, and check "Install all drivers from the selection profile".
However, the drivers don’t get installed on the server so I’m assuming that I’m doing something wrong, what am I missing?
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:25 PM
I think the reason why the drivers don't get installed is because there is no hardware found.
Take a look at the following topics:
So you need to install the drivers in the drivers repository. Basically this is integrating the dll, inf and ini files
Alternatively, you can manually embed them in to your reference image:
Keep us posted, and if helpful please rate! Kind regards
Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:13 AM
From what I understand, you don't need to have the hardware attached. This is what I have read in the MDT blog:
"...For example, you might have one “always apply” selection profile with all the printer drivers that you support (whether currently attached or not)..."
Is it possible to achieve this? This would be a much better way to do it then creating and maintaining an image.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:18 PM
When you say "not installed", so you mean the client does not get the drivers when connecting? AFAIK, the process for Citrx servers is slightly different. You can script the printer setup to the Citrix server using rundll32 printui.dl ** and also check if this applies, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/214593
Friday, October 19, 2012 9:17 AM
No, this has nothing to do with the clients yet, still have a lot of steps to complete in this TS before starting client testing.
I just want the printer drivers I add to MDT to be installed on the server without having the network printers added.Is this possible?
- Edited by Viktor D Friday, October 19, 2012 9:17 AM
Monday, October 22, 2012 7:30 AM
Do anyone know if this is possible?
Monday, October 22, 2012 10:19 PM
What make printers are you trying to install?
You can download printer packages from Windows Update catalog and then add them to the packages node.
The drivers will be added to the store.