Group Policy and Dell Open Print Essay

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Dell Open Print Driver
MSI install command line options
Lockdown Policies

Dell Open Print Driver Version 1.00 - Build 6435

Table of Contents
MSI install command line options .......................................................................................................3
Using the DellOPD Installer from the Command Line............................................................................... 3
Lockdown Policies ..............................................................................................................................4
Managing Printer Features Using Group Policies ..................................................................................... 4
Available Policies....................................................................................................................................... 4
Discovery Policies .................................................................................................................................. 4
Discovery Feature Control ........................................................................................................................ 5
Printer Feature Control ............................................................................................................................. 6
Paper Size Feature Control / Allowable Paper Sizes ............................................................................. 8
How to Define Policies on the Server ....................................................................................................... 9
Policies with Multiple Selection .............................................................................................................. 19
How Users See Policies ........................................................................................................................... 23

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Chapter 1
MSI install command line options
Using the DellOPD Installer from the Command Line
Like all Windows Installer MSI packages, the Dell Open Print Driver installer (DellOPD.msi) can be run from the Windows command line. The command-line syntax is: msiexec.exe {/i | /x | /f} DellOPD.msi [/q{n|b|r|f} [/l ‘log-file’] [properties]

where:
/i
/x
/f
/qn
/qb
/qr
/qf
/l properties Indicates that the Dell Open Print Driver is to be installed
Indicates that the Dell Open Print Driver is to be uninstalled
Indicates that the Dell Open Print Driver is to be repaired
Indicates that the installer is to be run silently. Note that on an uninstall or a repair, the installer will automatically restart the computer on completion
Indicates that the installer will run with a minimal user interface (progress bar only) Indicates that the installer will run with a reduced user interface
Indicates that the installer will run with a full user interface (this is the default)
Causes the installer to log its activities to the specified log file. See the Windows
SDK documentation for the full list of logging sub-options.
Optional properties to further customize the operation of the installer
NODEFAULT=”1”

NETWORKS =”NW1,NW2,…”
SUBNETS =”SN1,SN2,…”

Do not set the DellOPD dynamic instance as the user’s default printer. Set multiple networks, where
NW1 is Network Address. For e.g.
NETWORKS =”192.168.1.100,…”
Set multiple subnets, where SN1 is Subnet Address. For e.g.
SUBNETS =”255.255.255.0,…”
Note: If the number of subnets does not match the number of networks specified, installer only includes the first N networks, where N is the count of the shorter list.

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Chapter 2
Lockdown Policies
Managing Printer Features Using Group Policies
The Dell Open Print Driver supports the use of Windows Group Policies to control access to printers and printer features on a per-user or per-group basis. System administrators define the policies to be observed in their organization on a Windows server on their network; these policies are…