Filling the DRIVER_INFO_3 struct from the command line

Jean Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Sat Aug 5 10:57:52 GMT 2000

On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, Gerald Carter wrote:

> Warning!!!  Lot's of hex numbers to follow.  Not 
> many questions.  More information than anything else.
> <summary>
> * The Drivername is the name of the previously 
>   installed WinNT driver.  Q?  Do you always have 
>   to install a Winedows NT printer driver prior to
>   a Windows 9x one?

on NT: yes, you can't create a printer without a native driver.

> * The configfile field has a value.  Since make_printerdef
>   does not save this valie currently, I wonder why it 
>   was considered to not be important.  Also, I will need 
>   to check the printer's INF file to see where it came from.

I don't remember.

> ; name - notice that this the name of
> ; of the Windows NT driver already installed.
> ; **not ** the name of the driver selected 
> ; from the Win9x INF file.  

yep. the APW does a getprinterinfo() at level 2 first to retrieve the
driver's name.

> ; environment - this is add you would expect

> ; driverpath

> ; datafile
>                                 ..
> ; configfile - where did we get this from?
> ; the current make_printerdef does not seem 
> ; to include it.

on 95 the driverpath and configfile are the same ?

> ; remainder of stuff I'm not interested in 
> ; at the moment


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