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How to? Newbie help please

Discussion in 'TCC/LE Support' started by Changy, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Changy

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    Hi to all

    I repair PCs so am mainly hardware based. Obviously I am familiar with software and can use very basic batch files e.g. registering multiple regsvr32 files etc.

    Sometimes I wish I could write a simple batch file to automate printer set-up i.e. default printer, preferences etc.

    I know that is easy to do for most PC users but I do a lot voluntary work (I'm currently out of work) for the elderly and disabled (mental and physical) and these people find these tasks hard. I try sometimes to talk them through it on the phone but even then it can be tricky. I considered remote support but even that is tricky for them.

    Because I do not have an income I can't really afford the full version of Take Command so I am use the TCC_LE version.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction or will I need to get the full licence.

    Cheers and thanks in advance

    Changy
     
  2. Charles Dye

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    I wrote this for my own nefarious purposes, but it might be useful to you:

    unm.edu/~cdye/plugins/printerstuff.html

    It'll handle installing, creating, and deleting printers, and setting the default printer. I never got around to saving/loading preference files though; could probably revisit it in the next few weeks if it's important to you.
     
  3. Frank

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    Wow!
    Charles, that could be interesting for me, too.
    I just reviewed the functions and that sounds great.

    I will test it as soon I have time.

    regards
    Frank
     

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