PDFSDKPRO Setup

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PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by sevste » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:30 pm

Dear support,
I'm using the PDFSDKPRO (v5 and v6). It's possibile to specify the printer name with a command line argument during the setup process?
We want to install the sdk and the virtual printer, specifing a custom name for the virtual printer.

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:42 pm

Please try /PNAME="Your printer name"
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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by sevste » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:46 pm

Dear Support,
I'm trying to install the virtual printer with PDFSDKPROV6.exe and i wnat it to be de fefault printer. It works, but I can't make the installation process completely silent because a question box (with message "Install PDF-XChange as the default printer") always appers, even if i use the /PDEFAULT switch. Of course i'm also using the /VERYSILENT switch.
Is there a way to remove the message box?

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:00 am

Hi sevste,

Can you please send your exact install string?

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by sevste » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:15 pm

PDFSDKPRO6.exe /VERYSILENT /PDEFAULT /PNAME="PDF-XChange Printer"

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:50 pm

Hi sevste,

Thanks for that - please try this instead:

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PDFSDKPRO6.exe /VERYSILENT /PDEFAULT=1 /PNAME="PDF-XChange Printer"
The exact syntax isn't immediately clear, so please let me know if that works and, if not, I'll see if the Dev. Team can shed some light on the correct syntax.

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by sevste » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:05 am

Ok, thanks.
It seems that it doesn't work when I specify also the name on the printer: in this case the message box still appear (i've copied your code exactly). Is there another way?

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:06 am

Hi Stefano and "PDF-XChange Printer" is what actually appears as the printer name in your devices list - exactly - perhaps you could take a screenshot of your printers list and post please ?
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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by sevste » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:40 am

Yes, but if I want to user a different name, I must use this syntax
PDFSDKPRO6.exe /VERYSILENT /PDEFAULT=1 /PNAME="My Printer"
and it works: the printer is correctly created with the name "My Printer" and it is the default one.
Then problem is that during the installation process the messagebox still appear!

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:03 pm

Hi Stefano,

I've asked a colleague working on the installers to take a look and we will post again as soon as we have any further info.

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:23 pm

Hello Stefano,

We've found the problem and will fix it for the next build, but the file you are using is intended to deploy the SDK package (and the drivers) with all code samples and projects on your development machine.
If you want to distribute the drivers to your end users - you should use a different file:
https://www.tracker-software.com/downlo ... 6SA_sm.zip

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by OSIV » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:29 pm

Hi Stefan,

Is there a new build available yet? We want to install silently this drivers API (PDFX6API.exe) but we have the same problem that the installer asks to be the new default printer. This is okay for one user, but not if you want to distribute this to many users.

This is the command line we use right now: PDFX6API.exe /VERYSILENT /PDEFAULT=0 /PNAME="PDF-XChange Printer"

We would like to use another printer as the default, but even if we try /PDEFAULT=1 to make it default it doesn't work either.

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:30 pm

Hello Frank,

Yes build 318 is now live and can be downloaded from our website:
http://www.tracker-software.com/developers

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by OSIV » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:24 pm

Hi Stefan,

With this new build the default printer dialog still appears. Do I need to use another command line?

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by OSIV » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:36 am

Hi Tracker Support,

Any news on this? We would like to roll-out this to a lot of workstations this week. But I have not received any answer yet :(

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Re: PDFSDKPRO Setup

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:48 pm

Hi Frank,
This is the command line we use right now: PDFX6API.exe /VERYSILENT /PDEFAULT=0 /PNAME="PDF-XChange Printer"
Are you redistributing the Driver API? For your clients to use with your app you have to install the standalone driver. There is a separate installer for that, as was mentioned by Stefan's message above:
https://www.tracker-software.com/downlo ... 6SA_sm.zip

You command line parameters will work fine for this installer.
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