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How to push a printer to Windows 10/11 workstations?

  • 14 September 2022
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We are trying to push an HP OfficeJetPro 8020 series to all AAD workstations. 

We followed the worklet but NO GO. HP has 2 drivers, 1) Easy & 2) Full. We tried both but still NO GO.

The policy we created was executed but no action. What’s the magic to achieve that? TIA


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Was able to accomplish it with code. Not super clean and perhaps there is a better way. Modify lines 2-7. This will also install printer for ALL users instead of within the user’s profile. This code was modified from a production environment for sharing and has not been tested. Please test.

Most importantly, test using 32-bit powershell running as SYSTEM. Here is the command I use to build my scripts for Automox using a SysInternals tool called psexec. Very handy.
psexec -s -i -d C:\Windows\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell_ise.exe

 

#Office-Printer
$printerIP = '192.168.1.10'
$PrinterName = "Office-Printer"
$PrinterPort = "http://$printerIP`:631"
$driverarchive = 'driver.zip' #zipped contents of driver (avoid multiple INF files or modify line 44 below)
$InfDriverName = 'SHARP UD3 PCL6' # look in the INF file for this, found in model attribute
$DriverName = 'SHARP UD3 PCL6' # How it shows up when using Get-PrinterDriver (install manually to see it)

# Lookup Existing Printers Installed by User
$Printers = Get-ChildItem Registry::\HKEY_Users |
Where-Object { $_.PSChildName -NotMatch ".DEFAULT|S-1-5-18|S-1-5-19|S-1-5-20|_Classes" } |
Select-Object -ExpandProperty PSChildName |
ForEach-Object { Get-Item Registry::\HKEY_Users\$_\Printers\ConvertUserDevModesCount -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Property } | Sort-Object | select -Unique

#region IF Printer that you are looking for is already installed
foreach ($printer in $printers){
IF($printer -match "$PrinterName"){$i++; Write-Output "Found $printer. "}
}
IF($i -gt 0){
#Write-Output "Determined Office-Printers already installed. No action taken. "
Write-Output "Determined $PrinterName already installed. "
#exit 0
}
#endregion

# Test if connectivty to the printer exists, if so go for it
$printserver = Test-NetConnection -ComputerName $printerIP -Port 631
IF($printserver.TcpTestSucceeded -eq $true){

#Add Driver
$driver = try{ Get-PrinterDriver -Name $DriverName -erroraction silentlycontinue } catch { Remove-Variable $driver }
IF(!$driver){
Write-Output "Installing $DriverName. "

# Copy zip file containing driver to windows
Copy-Item ".\$driverarchive" C:\windows\temp\

# Load driver into Windows Driver Store then add it as a driver
$scriptblock = {
# Extract ZIP
Expand-Archive "C:\windows\temp\$driverarchive" -DestinationPath C:\windows\temp\
# Find INF file
$path = $driverarchive.split('.')[0]
$inf = (Get-ChildItem "C:\windows\temp\$path\*.inf" -Recurse)[0]
IF($inf){
# Install Driver into windows driver store
## https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/driver-store
C:\windows\system32\PNPUtil.exe /add-driver "$inf" /install
}else{write-output "Unable to locate driver INF file. "; exit 0}

# cleanup zip file
remove-item "C:\windows\temp\$path\" -Recurse | out-null
remove-item "C:\windows\temp\$driverarchive" | out-null

#########################################################################################################
# Add Printer Driver by finding it in the driver store
### NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO FIGURE OUT THE NAME OF THE DRIVER by ANALYZING the INF FILE
$inffile = $inf.split('\')[-1]
$windrivers = Get-WindowsDriver -All -Online | Where-Object originalfilename -match $inffile
IF(!$windrivers){write-output "Unable to locate $($inf.Name) driver in Windows Driver Store. ";exit 0}
# -Name in next command was found within the INF file above
Add-PrinterDriver -Name "$InfDriverName" -InfPath $windrivers.OriginalFileName
#########################################################################################################
}
$64bit = & "$env:SystemRoot\sysnative\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -WindowStyle Hidden -NoProfile -NonInteractive -Command $scriptblock

$driver = try{ Get-PrinterDriver -Name $DriverName -erroraction silentlycontinue } catch { }
IF(!$driver){Write-Output "Failed to install driver. "}
}

#Add Office-Printer
$printer = try { Get-Printer -Name $PrinterName -erroraction silentlycontinue } catch { Remove-Variable $printer }
IF(!$printer){
Write-Output "Adding Printer $PrinterName. "
Add-Printer -Name $PrinterName -PortName $PrinterPort -DriverName $DriverName
$printer = try { Get-Printer -Name $PrinterName -erroraction silentlycontinue } catch { Remove-Variable $printer }
IF(!$printer){Write-Output "Failed to setup printer $PrinterName. "}
}else{Write-Output "Found $PrinterName already installed. "}

}else{Write-Output "Unable to communicate with $PrinterPort"; exit 0}

 

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