Detect Driver Installed

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glima
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Detect Driver Installed

Post by glima » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:21 pm

Is there a way to detect if the printer driver (V6) has already been installed on the system. I don't want to run the install again and have the customer need to reboot when they install re-install our application. We use the PDFX6SA_sm.exe to install the printer.

PDFX6SA_sm.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /COMPONENTS="pdfSaver,PDF-XChange driver" /AutoUnload:3 /PNAME="Bates PDF Printer 2017" /DRVwoPRN"

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Re: Detect Driver Installed

Post by Roman - Tracker Supp » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:33 pm

Hello,

Probably the most portable way (across al supported WIndows versions) to this would be to use WMIC - this is a command line utility to access the system configuration through WMI interface.
This is a sample batch file that detects if any printer with a given driver name is installed:

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wmic printer where "DriverName='PDF-XChange 6.0'" get Name
if errorlevel 1 echo No printers found based on the specified driver
Or you can redirect the WMIC output to a file or to another utility for further parsing:

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wmic /output:wmi_output.txt printer where "DriverName='PDF-XChange 6.0'" get Name /value
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