I feel like I am missing something very simple here, but I can't seem to work it out.
We have a DMG which pushes out B&W and Colour Presets for our printers. This was created a long time ago during our JAMF Kick Start and has worked ever since. We are replacing our printers shortly and will be using a Windows Printer Server.
When I install the Print Server Queue, and then install the DMG, it installs our presets as desired, but they aren't set as default. This means users won't use them.
So currently on MS Word it shows "Default Settings" under presets (below)
but I want it to have "B&W" as the default as per below
I have loaded up composer and taken a snapshot of me holding the ALT key and printing as B&W, created a DMG and pushed it out with the fill directories options ticked. I thought this would save the preference files, but it doesn't seem work.
We can't really afford to go round and do this on 200 end user machines, and I'm sure it can be scripted in some way, I just can't work it out!
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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on a client, where the printer is already installed, go to the terminal and type
This will show you all options, which are available for the printer driver. If you add a printer in terminal, using this options, you can define which should be default, for example black and white printing. We using this and the command for our printers looks like this:
lpadmin -p PRINTERNAME -E -v lpd://PRINTSERVER/QUEUENAME -o printer-is-shared=false -P "PATH TO PRINTER-DRIVER" -o ColorModel=Gray -o Duplex=DuplexNoTumble -o Option19=One -o Option27=True -o Option25=True -o Option21=True -o Option22=True -o Option17=DF770 -o Option18=HardDisk
To know what all this option numbers mean, you would have to use the first command. Also, depending on your used printer model, this options could have different names, for example real ones instead of just numbers.
Hope this helps a little bit!