Client installation details

Once SE is installed on the server, clients may install the SE printer using the Add Printer Wizard on the client computer. Terminal Server clients will automatically be able to use the SE printer since they will inherit the SE printer from the server itself.

The command line can also be used for silent installation on workstations instead of MSI:

FinePrint 9: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\SERVER\fineprt9
pdfFactory 6: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\SERVER\pdffact6

Command line uninstallation:

FinePrint 9: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dn /n\\SERVER\fineprt9
pdfFactory 6: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dn /n\\SERVER\pdffact6

Note: Starting with Windows Vista, admin privileges are required in order to install or update printer drivers.  A non-administrative user will be prompted to provide administrative credentials when connecting to a shared FinePrint or pdfFactory printer, or whenever a new minor version of FinePrint or pdfFactory is installed on the server.

It is possible to configure the client PC so that non-admin users can install and update printer drivers.  This can be done in a group policy.  This procedure must be performed on each client PC, by a user with administrative privileges.

– start the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

– in the left pane, navigate to the following section
Local Computer Policy
   Computer Configuration
      Administrative Templates
         Printers

– in the right pane, edit the setting “Point and Print Restrictions”
        – enable the setting
        – set “When installing drivers for a new connection” to “Do not show warning or elevation prompt”
        – set “When updating drivers for an existing connection” to “Do not show warning or elevation prompt”

– in the left pane, navigate to the following setting
Local Computer Policy
   Computer Configuration
      Administrative Templates
         System
            Driver Installation

– in the right pane, edit the setting “Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes”
        – enable the setting
        – click “Show…” and add device class {4D36E979-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} to the list