HP LaserJet MFP Products - Use White the HP Driver Configuration paper Editor Security Level: Public Date Written/Updated: 6/15/2007 Document Summary This document provides information on how to use the HP Driver Configuration Editor How to create a Pre-Config file that will not break the WHQL process. HP Driver Configuration Editor Description The HP Driver Configuration Editor is a small Windows application that the user can use to...
Procedure In order to use the HP Driver Configuration Editor, the driver(s) to be configured must be in their standard .INF-file driver packages that are obtained from HP (either from the HP Web site or from the product in-box CD-ROM). The driver(s) must be stored in a location for which the user of the tool has write-access.
Figure 2 Digital Signature Not Found dialog box This dialog appears only in Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 Server, and only when drivers are being installed directly on the machine (not when they are being installed as a Point and Print client). Open a configuration file and modify it to meet your requirements.
Bundle Selection The Bundle Selection field lists the various hardware bundles available for the product and, when changed, modifies the individual settings to reflect the bundle contents. Figure 3 Device Settings tab Printing Preferences tab Settings in the Printing Preferences tab, illustrated in Figure 4, are related to the actual formatting of documents as they are printed.
Figure 4 Printing Preferences tab Feature locking HP driver preconfiguration supports the ability to lock five settings: • Print on Both Sides (Duplex) • Print in Grayscale • Media Type • Paper Source • Output Bin When a feature is locked, the selected default option is the only option that is available to users.
Constraints The .CFG/.CFM file is encoded with all of the same constraints that the drivers enforce. As a result, if the user of the HP Driver Configuration Editor attempts to set features to an invalid combination, a warning dialog box appears, and the feature change that triggered the warning is returned to its original state.
For more information, see the Microsoft Developer Network Web site at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/default.asp Driver preconfiguration using a .CFM file is not compatible with any remote installation methods. The .CFM file must be copied to the driver installation directory on the local machine in order to take effect. See Copying a .CFM file to the driver directory.