Printer Profiles on a multi-user system

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Printer Profiles on a multi-user system

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:04 pm

The PDF-XChange Printer has the capability of using printer profiles. These user profiles are stored in HKCU and as such are only available to the currently logged on user. This can cause confusion on multi-user systems, most noticeably Terminal Servers, when making profiles available to all users.

An understanding of how printers and their preferences work in Windows is helpful here. This document explains how the PDF-XChange Printer uses the registry and DEVMODE to store printing preferences:
http://www.tracker-software.com/knowled ... ard-Driver
and in PDF here:
https://www.tracker-software.com/files/ ... ofiles.pdf

This article details how to properly create a profile and make it available to all users as a read only profile (users cannot modify said profile) and (optionally) make it the default.
http://www.tracker-software.com/knowled ... ser-system
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