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Deploying EPSON B42WDSeriesPrinterDriverSetup (actually it is called as Epson Stylus Office B42WD Printer - Inkjet)

06/29/2012 5679 views

Hi.. I got an application "EPSON B42WDSeriesPrinterDriverSetup" which has SETUP.EXE (not extracting any MSI). As it is a driver application, I tried finding silent switches but none worked and even tried creating response file with the command setup.exe /createunattend c:\responsefile.ini which didn't yield any response file either :...

May I know how to proceed with this application?

For your Information , application contains a OEM33.inf file.

Suggestions appreciated!! :)


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OK I downloaded the driver and this one is going to fun for you.

download and start installer and harvest these files:

E_df1gke.cat and .inf

Then you will need to create an install that uses these 2 files and calls:

rundll32 SETUPAPI.DLL,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 "e_df1gke.INF"


You may have use a batch to copy the files or call them from a share, you will have to experment on the k1000.

Since this is a network model, if your machines are the domain you can make it a domain printer and push it out via gpo.

Answered 07/25/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt


- First do a manual install of the printer (assuming Windows 7).

- Localize the driver folder in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

- Copy this folder e.g. e_gf1gke.inf_amd64_neutral_f53aa4c29418c927  to your deployment point.                                     This folder contains al the necessary inf and setup files and can be renamed in this example to inffolder.

- Use dpinst32 or 64.exe  with switches /SW /path "\\server\inffolder" to install the driver silently.

- Use cscript prnmngr.vbs -a -p "EPSON B42WD Series" -m "EPSON B42WD Series" -r LPT1: to add the printer

- Use cscript prnmngr.vbs -t -p "EPSON B42WD Series" to set the printer as default.

You can find these vbsscripts in the %windir%\system32 folder on a Winxp machine:

See also:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725868(v=ws.10)


Answered 07/25/2012 by: Rvlieburg
Third Degree Blue Belt

  • Thanks. It did work for me :) cheers

SMal.tmcc your trick didnt work. Any other alternatives please?


Answered 07/25/2012 by: mpurohit
White Belt


one trick you can try.  delete all files/folders in your appdata\local\temp directory, skip ones that will not.  Leave that directory open in a window.  start the installer exe and watch the temp folder for creation of new sub folders and look in those folders for a msi and other install files(sometimes you have to get into the install for them to appear).  if a folder does contain a usable decompressed installer copy that folder from the temp folder to the desktop.  quit the packaged installer and experment with the one on your desktop.   I have had to resort to this method for a video driver when all else failed

Answered 07/03/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

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