Advanced Printer Driver for South Asia Ver.4
Install Manual
Overview
An overview of the APD and the description of
operating environment.
Installation and Setup
Descriptions from installation of the APD to
making prints with the TM printer.
Silent Installation
Descriptions of the silent install.
M00024101-1
Rev. B
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ESC/POS has a large number of commands including patented ones. Its high scalability enables users
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the TM-C100) and displays. Moreover, its flexibility makes it easy to upgrade the future. The functionality
and the user-friendliness is valued around the world.
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For Safety
Key to Symbols
The symbols in this manual are identified by their level of importance, as defined below. Read the following carefully before handling the product.
Provides information that must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment or a
malfunction.
Provides important information and useful tips.
Restriction of Use
When this product is used for applications requiring high reliability/safety such as transportation devices related to aviation, rail, marine, automotive etc.; disaster prevention devices; various safety devices etc; or functional/precision devices etc, you should use this product only after giving consideration to including fail‐safes and redundancies into your design to maintain safety and total system reliability. Because this product was not intended for use in applications requiring extremely high reliability/safety such as aerospace equipment, main communication equipment, nuclear power control equipment, or medical equipment related to direct medical care etc, please make your own judgment on this product’s suitability after a full evaluation.
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About this Manual
Aim of the Manual
This manual is aimed to provide the necessary information to install the EPSON TM printer driver (Advanced Printer Driver). Manual Content
The manual is made up of the following sections:
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Chapter 1
Overview
Chapter 2
Installation and Setup
Chapter 3
Silent Installation
Contents
■ For Safety...............................................................................................................................3
Key to Symbols ....................................................................................................................................... 3
■ Restriction of Use ..................................................................................................................3
■ About this Manual ................................................................................................................4
Aim of the Manual................................................................................................................................. 4
Manual Content .................................................................................................................................... 4
■ Contents ................................................................................................................................5
Overview ........................................................................................7
■ Introduction ...........................................................................................................................7
Manual organization ............................................................................................................................. 7
■ Operating Environment ........................................................................................................8
Computer ............................................................................................................................................... 8
OS ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
.NET Framework Version ........................................................................................................................ 9
Interface ................................................................................................................................................. 9
Application............................................................................................................................................. 9
■ Differences Depending on the OS ....................................................................................10
■ Restrictions ..........................................................................................................................11
Installation and Setup..................................................................13
Notes on upgrading from APD 2.xx, 3.xx........................................................................................... 13
■ Installation methods ...........................................................................................................14
■ Standard Install ...................................................................................................................15
Installation Flow.................................................................................................................................... 15
Installation............................................................................................................................................. 15
Connecting the TM Printer.................................................................................................................. 21
Print Test Page ...................................................................................................................................... 22
■ Uninstallation.......................................................................................................................23
■ Plug and Play ......................................................................................................................25
Installation Flow.................................................................................................................................... 25
Connecting the TM Printer.................................................................................................................. 26
Installing the printer driver................................................................................................................... 26
■ Custom Install......................................................................................................................27
Installation Flow.................................................................................................................................... 27
Installation............................................................................................................................................. 27
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■ Shared Printer ..................................................................................................................... 32
Installation .............................................................................................................................................32
Uninstallation.........................................................................................................................................35
■ Maintenance after Installing the APD .............................................................................. 38
Adding the printer driver .....................................................................................................................38
Uninstalling the printer driver...............................................................................................................41
Replacing a printer ..............................................................................................................................42
Changing the port settings of the printer driver ............................................................................... 43
Upgrade Install of the APD ..................................................................................................................44
Silent Installation ..........................................................................47
■ What Is a Silent Installation?.............................................................................................. 47
Flow of the Silent Installation ...............................................................................................................48
■ Setting the APD Environment To Be Copied..................................................................... 49
APD Setting ...........................................................................................................................................49
■ Creating a Package or Script file ..................................................................................... 50
■ Executing the Silent Installation ........................................................................................ 53
How to execute the Silent Installation................................................................................................53
Checking the Installation Result .........................................................................................................54
Command Options ..............................................................................................................................54
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Chapter 1 Overview
Overview
Introduction
Advanced Printer Driver (hereafter called APD) is a Windows printer driver for EPSON TM‐T81.
APD can monitor the status of the TM printer with Status API for use of POS embedded.
The APD environment that is already set up can be restored (silent install) on another computer.
The printers locally connected to the computers can be used as shared printers (Point & Print), by using network function of the OS.
Manual organization
Install Manual
This manual. Descriptions of the procedures from installing the APD to performing test print, adding printer drivers, and the silent install which is an automated APD installation. TM Printer Manual
Descriptions of how to use the APD and its functions. Descriptions of the specifications of TM‐T81. Status API Manual
Descriptions of how to get the status of the TM printer from the user application by using the Status API. Devmode API / PRINTERINFO Manual
Descriptions of how to configure some printer functions on your application using the Devmode API. Descriptions of the PRINTERINFO Function of Windows. 7
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Operating Environment
Computer
Any PC/AT compatible machine running any of the following Windows systems.
OS
• Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit)
• Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 (32 bit/64 bit) • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 (32 bit) • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (32 bit/64 bit)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32 bit/64 bit)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
The following service/software is supported in Windows Server 2003/2008 environment.
Terminal Service
Citrix XenApp5.0
• Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 • Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.1 (32bit)
• Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard (32 bit)
/ Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2 (32 bit)
The following components are required. Volume Shadow Copy Service
System Restore Core
OLE Dialog Interfaces
Local Printing Support
Task Scheduler
(Required for USB driver installation)
Primitive: DbgHelp
(Required for USB driver installation)
Communications Port
(If the Computer has no serial or parallel port, one of them must be installed manually.)
Primitive: Winhlp32
Required for help file browsing)
After installing the components listed above, perform a dependency check for the components using the utility of the Windows XP Embedded (Target Designer). For more details, ask your OS distributors. OSs other than those listed above are not supported.
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.NET Framework Version
For .NET environment, use in the following environment.
• .NET Framework 2.0 or later.
• For Windows Vista, .NET Framework 3.0 or later is installed.
Interface
The following interfaces are supported with the APD.
Interface
Descriptions
Parallel
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Serial
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USB
Ethernet
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USB 2.0 compliant 
(Full-Speed 12 Mbps operation. High-Speed operation is not possible.)
10/100 Base-T
(To configure the settings of IP Address, see the UB-E02 Technical
Reference Guide.)
Application
The APD supports direct printing from the Windows applications. No programming is required for printing directly from commercial applications, such as word processing or spread sheet. When you want to receive TM printer statuses such as paper out errors at your application, use the Status API. In this case, you need to develop the applications to incorporate the monitoring function. 9
Differences Depending on the OS
The content of the descriptions of some operations in this book may be different depending on the OS. See the following.
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Item
Screens shown
Description
Screens in Windows Vista are used for the descriptions in this manual.
Windows 7
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Devices and Printers]
Right click the printer driver, and select the [Printer properties].
Confirmation and
setting of the
printer driver
Windows Vista
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers]
Right click the printer driver, and select the [Properties].
Windows XP
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Faxes]
Right click the printer driver, and select the [Properties].
Windows 7
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Devices and Printers]
Delete a shared
printer
Windows Vista
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers]
Windows XP
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Faxes]
Windows 7
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Add a printer]
Add a shared
printer
Windows Vista
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Add a printer]
Windows XP
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Add a printer]
Windows 7
When selecting a printer driver to delete in the [Devices and Printers] screen,
the [Print server properties] message appears on the tool bar.
Server Properties
Windows Vista
[Printers] - [File] - [Run as administrator] - [Server Properties]
Windows XP
[Printers and Faxes] - [File] - [Server Properties]
Windows 7
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Uninstall a program]
Uninstall a program
Windows Vista
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Uninstall a program]
Windows XP
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Add or Remove Programs]
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Restrictions
• When using the printer driver for EPSON Terminal Printers (laser printer, ink‐jet printer and others) or EPSON printer window together with the APD, installation and uninstallation must be performed in the following order:
[Installation]
1. EPSON Terminal Printer driver
2. APD
[Uninstallation]
1. APD
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2. EPSON Terminal Printer driver
If you want to overwrite the EPSON Terminal Printer driver after the APD is installed, uninstall the APD first and then overwrite the EPSON Terminal Printer driver. • For a USB connection, the printer driver can be installed by Plug and Play after installing the APD; however, the printer driver cannot be added when the TM printer is offline (cover open, paper out, and so on.) When the printer recovers from the offline status, it will be added.
• The maximum number of printers that can be connected simultaneously through a USB connection is 8.
• When a Parallel interface TM printer is connected to Windows XP, a Plug and Play request window pops up and ʺEPSON TM‐P2.01ʺ is added in Other devices of the Device manager. Do not perform [Uninstall] or [Update Driver Software] for this device. When a Parallel interface TM printer is connected to the computer prior to the driver installation, the computer detects ʺEPSON TM‐P2.01ʺ, but you should not uninstall or update, just click [Cancel]. (It is added to Other device in the Device manager, and deleted when the driver is installed.) 
When you connect a TM printer with parallel interface before installing the driver, ʺEPSON‐
P2.01ʺ is detected. In such case, just click ʺCancelʺ and not select ʺUninstallʺ or ʺUpdate Driver Softwareʺ. (It is added to ʺOther deviceʺ in the Device manager, however, automatically deleted after the driver is installed.)
• If you use a connection with interface conversion connector or interface expanded board, the operation is not guaranteed.
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Installation and Setup
This chapter describes the procedures from the installation to execution of test print. The uninstallation procedure (page 23) and various maintenance procedures after installation 
(page 38) are also provided. The APD of version 4.07 or later supports 32 bit and 64 bit version OS.
 Install with Administrator privileges.
 Do not connect the TM printer, until installation of the APD completes.
 Close all running applications before the installation.
Notes on upgrading from APD 2.xx, 3.xx
APD 2.xx or 3.xx needs to be uninstalled in order to install APD 4.xx. Keep in mind the following points.
• When you install APD 4.xx to a computer on which APD 2.xx or 3.xx has been installed, the previous version is automatically uninstalled before the installation of APD 4.xx.
• Some printers do not support APD 4.xx. Make sure that your printer supports APD 4.xx. If you are using such printer and install APD 4.xx, the printer becomes unusable on your system.
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Installation methods
The following methods are available to install the APD. • Standard Installation
page 15
This is a standard method to install the APD. For the APD of version 4.07 or later, the printer drivers for both 32 bit and 64 bit version OS are installed.
• Plug and Play
page 25
TM printer with USB interface can be added as a printer device on a computer on which the APD is already installed (standard or custom install).
• Custom installation
page 27
This allows you to select specific functions and port drivers to install the APD. 
For the APD of version 4.07 or later, you can select the 32 bit printer driver or 64 bit printer driver according to your OS environment.
• Installation for sharing the printer
page 32
This method installs a printer to be shared (Point & Print). • Upgrade installation of the APD
page 44
This allows you to perform upgrade installation of the APD of new version.
• Silent installation
This allows you to copy the APD environment to other computers.
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Chapter 2 Installation and Setup
Standard Install
This is a standard method to install the APD. Under normal conditions, use this method. 
For the APD of version 4.07 or later, the printer drivers for both 32 bit and 64 bit version OS are installed.
Installation Flow
1. Installation (page 15)
2. Connecting the TM Printer (page 21)
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3. Print Test Page (page 22)
Installation
Follow the procedure below. 1
Double click the [APD] icon and start the installation.
2
The Install ShieldWizard screen appears. Click the [Next] button.
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4
5
The “License Agreement” screen appears. Read the content and select
"I accept the terms of the license agreement". Then click the [Next]
button.
The “Setup Type” screen appears. Select "Standard", then click the
[Next] button.
The “Printer Configuration” screen appears. When installing the printer
driver as well as the APD, click the [Add] button. When you want to install
the printer driver later, click the [Next] button and proceed to Step 11.
 For the USB interface, installing the printer driver at Step 5 is not necessary, the printer
driver will be installed by Plug and Play function of the computer after APD driver is
installed.
 Click the [Copy] button to install more than one of the same printer driver. Up to 100
drivers can be copied. However, you can connect and use a maximum of 8 printers.
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The “Add Printer” screen appears. Configure the printer driver and port
to use, and click the [Next] button.
Setting
Select driver
Select the printer driver to be installed.
Printer name
The printer driver name. This is changeable.
Do not use Unicode/2-byte characters for the name.
Port Type
Set as Default Printer
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Description
Select the type of interface to connect the computer and printer.
Create a Parallel port:
Proceed to Step 7.
Create a Serial port:
Proceed to Step 8.
Create an Ethernet port:
Proceed to Step 9.
Create a USB port:
Proceed to Step 10.
Check when configuring the printer as that normally used from the
Windows applications.
The “Parallel Port Settings” screen appears. Configure the settings of the
Parallel port and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 10.
Setting
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Description
Printer name
The printer name you entered at Step 6 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
LPT Port
Specify the number of parallel port used for connecting the printer.
Usually, the port number is automatically displayed and no setting is
required.
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8
The “Serial Port Settings” screen appears. Configure the settings of the
Serial port and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 10.
Setting
Printer name
Specify the number of serial port used for connecting the printer.
Baud Rate
Specify the baud rate.
Data Bits
Specify the data bits.
Stop Bits
Specify the stop bits.
Parity
Specify the method of data flow between the computer and the printer.
Specify the parity.
The “Ethernet Settings” screen appears. Configure the IP Address of the
TM printer and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 10.
Setting
Printer name
IP address
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The printer name you entered at Step 6 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
COM Port
Flow Control
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Description
Description
The printer name you entered at Step 6 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
Enter the printer IP address.
To find the information about IP Address of the TM printer, see the Technical
Reference Guide of TM-T81.
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The display returns to the “Printer Configuration” screen. All the printer
drivers, configured between Step 6 to Step 9, appear in the list. 
To install multiple printer drivers, repeat Step 5 to Step 9. To install the
same printer driver multiple times, click the [Copy] button. 
When the settings of the printer drivers are finished, click the [Next]
button.
The “Start Copying Files” screen appears. See "Current Settings" to
confirm the installation settings and then click the [Next] button.
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11 >
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The APD is installed.
The “InstallShield Wizard Complete” screen appears. Click the [Finish]
button to finish installation.
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When printer drivers are added at Step 5, confirm that the printer
drivers are installed in [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers] from [Start] [Control Panel] (Reference page of other OS.). 
When you have not added printer drivers at Step 5, no printer drivers
are displayed in the [Printers].
Chapter 2 Installation and Setup
Connecting the TM Printer
Before connecting the TM printer, set the Handshaking setting of the printer to ʺReceive buffer fullʺ. 
Connect the TM printer. For information on how to connect the TM printer and configure the DIPSW, see the Userʹs Manual supplied with the TM printer or the Technical Reference Guide.
 The maximum number of printers that can be simultaneously connected to multiple
computers is 8.
 Turn off the power of the TM printer and wait for more than 5 seconds before turning on
the power.
Parallel (LPT) connection
When the printer is connected, the ʺNew Hardware Detected. EPSON TM‐P2.01ʺ screen appears then the ʺFound New Hardware Wizardʺ screen. In this case, perform the following steps.
1
Click the [Next] button to search for the driver.
2
The driver is found and installed.
2
Serial (COM) connection
When using the serial connection, make sure the printer settings match the printer driver port settings (BaudRate/DataBits/Parity/StopBits/FlowControl).
Ethernet (10/100 Base-T) connection
When using Ethernet connection, check the IP address setting. To configure the IP address, use the Epson TM Netwingconfig Utility. For details, see the ʺUB‐E02 Technical Reference Guide.ʺ
USB connection
Do not connect the TM printer to the computer before installing the APD. In case you connect the TM printer first, delete the port drivers and reinstall the printer drivers without connecting the TM printer. USB device requirements
 Maximum USB cable length is 5m, and 5 cascaded hubs maximum.
 Use the USB cable and the USB hubs compliant with USB2.0 specification (12Mbps).
For USB power saving, see the C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Advanced Printer Driver
4\TMUSB\readme_e.txt generated after the APD installation.
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Print Test Page
After installing the APD, execute test print to check if the APD is properly installed and work normally. Perform Print Test Page in the following procedures. 1
2
Open the Printers screen from [Start] - [Control Panel]. Right click the
printer driver you have installed and select [Properties] (Reference page
of other OS.).
The Properties screen of the printer appears. Click the [Print Test Page]
button to start test printing.
 Print Test Page of the APD does not print all the data, unlike normal Print Test Page
does.
 The Print Test Page prints characters and images as an image. The data volume is large
for serial connection and may take longer to print compared with other interfaces.
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The following screen appears. If the test print was output correctly, click
the [Close] button. If the test print was not output correctly, click the
[Troubleshoot...] button and perform troubleshooting in accordance
with the Windows message.
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Uninstallation
Uninstall everything related to APD (port drivers, printer drivers, and so on). The APD has the silent uninstallation function that enables you to uninstall without
displaying any screens. For more details, see "/uninstall : Silent Uninstallation" on page 55.
Do not uninstall printer drivers directly from [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound]
- [Printers] (Reference page of other OS.). Even if the icon (the printer driver) disappeared
from the screen, APD is not uninstalled. To uninstall the printer driver, see "Uninstalling the
printer driver" on page 41.
Follow the procedure below to uninstall the APD.
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2
3
4
5
End all the other operations on the computer.
Select from [Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [EPSON Advanced Printer
Driver 4] and open [Change or delete APD4, or create a silent installer
for APD4.]
The “Welcome” screen appears. Select "Uninstall", then click the [Next]
button.
The uninstallation confirmation screen appears. Click the [Yes] button.
The APD is uninstalled.
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The “Uninstall Complete” screen appears. Click the [Finish] button to
finish uninstallation.
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Plug and Play
Using Windows Plug and Play function, a printer driver can be easily installed on a computer on which the APD is already installed.
The Plug and Play function is available only for the TM printer with the USB interface.
Installation Flow
1. Connecting the TM Printer (page 26)
2
2. Installing the printer driver (page 26)
3. Print Test Page (page 22)
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Connecting the TM Printer
Connect the TM printer following the procedure below. 1
Check that “Receive buffer full” is set as a busy condition of the printer.
2
Connect the TM printer.
 If you inadvertently connect the TM printer to the computer before installing the APD,
delete the corresponding port driver and then, without connecting the TM printer,
reinstall the printer driver.
 For information on how to connect the TM printer and check the DIP switch setting, see
the User's Manual supplied with the TM printer or the Technical Reference Guide.
 The maximum number of printers that can be simultaneously connected to multiple
computers is 8.
 Turn off the power of the TM printer and wait for more than 5 seconds before turning on
the power.
 USB device requirements
 Maximum USB cable length is 5m, and 5 cascaded hubs maximum.
 Use the USB cable and the USB hubs compliant with USB2.0 specification (12Mbps).
For details, see the C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Advanced Printer Driver 4\TMUSB
\readme_e.txt generated after the APD installation.
Installing the printer driver
The printer driver is automatically installed when the connected printer is turned on. The following message appears in the lower right of the computer screen.
The printer driver cannot be added when the TM printer is offline (cover open, paper out,
and so on.) When it recovers from the offline status, the printer driver will be added.
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Custom Install
The custom installation allows you to install the APD with specified port drivers and tools. Use this method when you do not want to install unnecessary port drivers or tools.
For the APD of version 4.07 or later, you can select either the 32 bit or 64 bit printer driver according to your OS environment.
Installation Flow
1. Installation (page 27)
2. Connecting the TM Printer (page 21)
2
3. Print Test Page (page 22)
Installation
Follow the procedure below. 1
Start installing by double clicking the APD icon.
2
The InstallShield Wizard screen appears. Then click the [Next] button.
3
The “License Agreement” screen appears. Read through it and if you
accept its terms, select "I accept the terms of the license agreement"
and click the [Next] button.
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5
The “Setup Type” screen appears. Then select "Custom" and click the
[Next] button.
The “Select Features” screen appears. Select the features of the APD
you want to install, and then click the [Next] button. The following
features are available.
Features
32 bit printer driver
Supports EPSON printer driver for 32 bit version OS.
Selectable when installing from 64 bit version OS.
64 bit printer driver
Supports EPSON printer driver for 64 bit version OS.
Selectable when installing from 32 bit version OS.
TMFLogo
Status API .NET
Devmode API .NET
Add a shortcut to the Start menu.
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Description
Installs the TM Flash Logo Setup Utility that allows you to save
bitmapped images to the TM printer.
Supports Status API in .NET environment.
Supports Devmode API in .NET environment.
Shortcut icon to the APD will be added in the Start menu.
Default setting : checked
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The “Local port support” screen appears. Select the port driver to be
installed and then click the [Next] button. For Serial or Ethernet interface,
do not select any printer driver and click [Next] button.
Item
Description
Automatically install detected USB devices.
When this is checked, the Plug and Play function will
be enabled for the TM printer equipped with the USB
interface. If this is not checked, the printer driver
cannot be installed by the Plug and Play function.
Launch StatusViewer on login.
(TM-C100 is needed)
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When this is checked, the Status Viewer
automatically starts to run when you login the
computer.
The “Printer Configuration” screen appears. When installing the printer
driver as well as the APD, click the [Add] button.
The “Add Printer” screen appears. Configure the printer driver and port
to use, and click the [Next] button.
Setting
Description
Select driver
Select the printer driver to be installed.
Printer name
The printer driver name. This is changeable.
Do not use Unicode/2-byte characters for the name.
Port Type
Select the type of interface to connect the computer and printer.
Create a Parallel port:
Set as Default Printer
Proceed to Step 9.
Create a Serial port:
Proceed to Step 10.
Create an Ethernet port:
Proceed to Step 11.
Create a USB port:
Proceed to Step 12.
Check when configuring the printer as that normally used from the
Windows applications.
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9
The “Parallel Port Settings” screen appears. Configure the settings of the
Parallel port and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 12.
Setting
10
Description
Printer name
The printer name you entered at Step 8 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
LPT Port
Specify the number of parallel port used for connecting the printer.
Usually, the port number is automatically displayed and no setting is
required.
The “Serial Port Settings” screen appears. Configure the settings of the
Serial port and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 12.
Setting
Printer name
Specify the number of serial port used for connecting the printer.
Baud Rate
Specify the baud rate.
Data Bits
Specify the data bits.
Stop Bits
Specify the stop bits.
Parity
Printer name
IP address
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Specify the method of data flow between the computer and the printer.
Specify the parity.
The “Ethernet Settings” screen appears. Configure the IP Address of
the TM printer and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 12.
Setting
12
The printer name you entered at Step 8 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
COM Port
Flow Control
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Description
Description
The printer name you entered at Step 8 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
Enter the printer IP address.
To find the information about IP Address of the TM printer, see the
Technical Reference Guide of TM-T81.
The display returns to the “Printer Configuration” screen. All the printer
drivers, configured between Step 8 to Step 11, appear in the list. 
To install multiple printer drivers, repeat Step 7 to Step 11. To install the
same printer driver multiple times, click the [Copy] button. 
When the settings of the printer drivers are finished, click the [Next]
button.
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The “Start Copying Files” screen appears. See "Current Settings" to
confirm the settings to be installed and then click the [Next] button.
The APD is installed.
The “InstallShield Wizard Complete” screen appears. When you click
the [Finish] button, the installation ends.
In [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers], check 
that the specified printer driver is correctly installed. (Reference page
of other OS.)
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Shared Printer
APD4 supports shared printer (Point&Print). This section describes how to install a shared printer into a client computer.
The uninstallation procedure is also provided.
When you install both 32 bit and 64 bit printer drivers on a server, the shared printer
environment can be provided for clients using 32 bit and 64 bit version OS.
For example, if you connect a 32 bit client to a 64 bit server, the 32 bit printer driver installed
in the 64 bit server will be installed.
Installation
Before installing the printer to be shared, check the followings. • Make sure the printer is set for sharing on a server to which the printer to be shared is connected.
• Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks is installed on a server and a client computer on which the APD will be installed.
When more than one user uses one client computer, each user must install Client for
Microsoft Networks.
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Follow the procedures below to install the shared printer on the client computer.
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From [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound], select [Add a
printer]. (Reference page of other OS.)
The "Choose a local or network printer" screen appears. Select [Add a
network, wireless or Bluetooth printer].
The "Select a printer" screen appears. Select a printer to be shared on
the displayed list, and click the [Next] button.
The selected shared printer is installed.
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Click the [Print a test page] button to check if the printer functions
normally.
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The following screen appears. If the test print was output correctly, click
the [Close] button. If the test print was not output correctly, click the
[Troubleshoot...] button and perform troubleshooting in accordance
with the Windows message.
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Click the [Finish] button to finish the installation.
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In [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers], check that
the specified printer driver is correctly installed.
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Uninstallation
This section describes how to uninstall a shared printer from a client computer.
• Uninstall the shared printer
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• Uninstall the APD
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Uninstalling the shared printer
Follow the procedures below to uninstall the shared printer.
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From [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound], select [Printers].
(Reference page of other OS.)
Right click on the printer driver to be deleted and select [Delete].
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Uninstalling the APD
Follow the procedures below to uninstall the APD.
Uninstallation of the APD must be executed by an administrator.
A normal user needs an administrator’s password to execute the uninstallation.
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Uninstall all the shared printers. See"Uninstalling the shared printer" on
page 35.
From [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound], select [Printers].
(Reference page of other OS.)
From [File] - [Run as administrator], select [Server Properties]. 
(Reference page of other OS.)
The “Print Server Properties” screen appears.
Select a printer driver to delete in the [Drivers] tab, and click the
[Remove] button.
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The “Remove Driver And Package” screen appears. Select “Remove
driver only,” and click the [OK] button.
For Windows XP, the screen in Step 5 does not appear. Go to Step 6.
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The “Print Server Properties” screen appears. Click the [Yes] button to
delete the printer driver selected in Step 4.
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From [Start] - [Control Panel], select [Uninstall a program]. (Reference
page of other OS.)
Select “EPSON APD4 Point and Print Support,” and click the [Uninstall]
button to delete “EPSON APD4 Point and Print Support,” and uninstallation of the APD is completed.
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Maintenance after Installing the APD
Maintenance procedures after the APD is installed. • Adding the printer driver • Uninstalling the printer driver
• Replacing a printer
• Changing the port settings of the printer driver • Upgrade installing the APD
Adding the printer driver
Follow the procedures below to install the printer driver. You cannot add the printer drivers directly from [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and
Sound] - [Printers]. (Reference page of other OS.)
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Select from [Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [EPSON Advanced Printer
Driver 4] and open [Change or delete APD4, or create a silent installer
for APD4.]
The “Welcome” screen appears. Then select "Custom" and click the
[Next] button.
The “Select Features” screen appears. Select the features of the APD
you want to install, and then click the [Next] button. The following
features are available.
Features
32 bit printer driver
Supports EPSON printer driver for 32 bit version OS.
Selectable when installing from 64 bit version OS.
64 bit printer driver
Supports EPSON printer driver for 64 bit version OS.
Selectable when installing from 32 bit version OS.
TMfLogo
Status API .NET
Devmode API .NET
Create shortcut on Start menu.
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Description
Installs the TM Flash Logo Setup Utility that allows you to save
bitmapped images to the TM printer.
Supports Status API in .NET environment.
Supports Devmode API in .NET environment.
Shortcut icon to the APD will be added in the Start menu.
Default setting : checked
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The “Local Port Support” screen appears. Select the port driver to be
installed and then click the [Next] button. For Serial or Ethernet interface,
do not select any printer driver and click [Next] button.
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Description
Automatically install detected USB devices.
When this is checked, the Plug and Play function will
be enabled for the TM printer equipped with the USB
interface. If this is not checked, the printer driver
cannot be installed by the Plug and Play function.
Launch StatusViewer on login.
(TM-C100 is needed)
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When this is checked, the Status Viewer
automatically starts to run when you login the
computer.
The “Printer Configuration” screen appears. When installing the printer
driver as well as the APD, click the [Add] button.
The Add Printer screen appears. Configure the printer driver and port to
use, and click the [Next] button.
Setting
Description
Select driver
Select the printer driver to be installed.
Printer name
The printer driver name. This is changeable.
Do not use Unicode/2-byte characters for the name.
Communication
Select the type of interface to connect the computer and printer.
Create a Parallel port:
Set as Default Printer
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Proceed to Step 7.
Create a Serial port:
Proceed to Step 8
Create an Ethernet port:
Proceed to Step 9.
Create a USB port:
Proceed to Step 10.
Check when configuring the printer as that normally used from the
Windows applications.
The “Parallel Port Settings” screen appears. Configure the settings of the
Parallel port and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 10.
Setting
Description
Printer name
The printer name you entered at Step 6 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
LPT Port
Specify the number of parallel port used for connecting the printer.
Usually, the port number is automatically displayed and no setting is
required.
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The “Serial Port Settings” screen appears. Configure the settings of the
Serial port and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 10.
Setting
Printer name
Specify the number of serial port used for connecting the printer.
Baud Rate
Specify the baud rate.
Data Bits
Specify the data bits.
Stop Bits
Specify the stop bits.
Parity
Printer name
IP address
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Specify the method of data flow between the computer and the printer.
Specify the parity.
The “Ethernet Settings” screen appears. Configure the IP Address of the
TM printer and click the [Next] button. Proceed to Step 10.
Setting
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The printer name you entered at Step 6 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
COM Port
Flow Control
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Description
Description
The printer name you entered at Step 6 is displayed. This cannot be
changed.
Enter the printer IP address.
To find the information about IP Address of the TM printer, see the
Technical Reference Guide of TM-T81.
The display returns to the “Printer Configuration” screen. All the printer
drivers, configured between Step 6 to Step 9, appear in the list. 
To install multiple printer drivers, repeat Step 5 to Step 9. To install the
same printer driver multiple times, click the [Copy] button. 
When the settings of the printer drivers are finished, click the [Next]
button.
The “Start Copying Files” screen appears. Confirm the printer driver to
be installed which is displayed in "Current Settings" and then click the
[Next] button.
The printer driver added in the list at Step 10 is installed.
The “Maintenance Complete” screen appears. When you click the
[Finish] button, the process of installing the printer driver ends.
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Uninstalling the printer driver
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Select from [Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [EPSON Advanced Printer
Driver 4] and open [Change or delete APD4, or create a silent installer
for APD4.]
The “Welcome” screen appears. Then select "Custom" and click the
[Next] button.
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The “Select Features” screen appears. Click the [Next] button.
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The “Local Port Support” screen appears. Click the [Next] button.
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The “Printer Configuration” screen appears. Select the printer diver from
the list which you want to remove, and click the [Delete] button.
A screen appears to confirm the remove action. Click the [Yes] button.
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The display returns to the “Printer Configuration” screen. Click the [Next]
button.
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The “Start Copying Files” screen appears. Confirm the printer driver to be
removed which is displayed in "Current Settings" and then click the
[Next] button.
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The printer driver removed in Step 5 to Step7 will be removed.
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The “Maintenance Complete” screen appears. When you click the
[Finish] button, the process of uninstalling the printer driver ends.
Replacing a printer
When you replace the TM printers equipped with the same interface, beware of the following.
• Set the new TM printer’s DIPSW as same as the previous TM printer’s settings regardless of interface.
• If the memory switch is changed, see the Userʹs Manual supplied with the TM printer or the Technical Reference Guide.
Configure the following settings for each interface.
Interface
Parallel
Serial
USB
Ethernet
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No configuration is required after replacement.
With the DIPSW settings, if the settings of the Serial connection is same as previous TM
printer, no configuration is required after replacement.
No configuration is required after replacement.
When the new TM printer's IP Address is set as same as the previous TM printer's
settings, no configuration is required.
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Changing the port settings of the printer driver
Change the port setting of the printer driver to match the communication setting of the printer. Serial setting of the serial connection and the IP Address of the Ethernet connection can be changed. The port settings of the Epson port will be changed in this procedure.
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Select from [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] and open
[Printers] and then right click the target printer driver and select
[Properties] (Reference page of other OS.).
The property screen of the TM printer appears. Select the [Ports] tab and
then click the [Configure Port...] button.
The Configure Port screen appears. Set a configure port while referring
to the screen and click the [OK] button.
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The display returns to the Properties screen. When you click the [OK]
button, the changes you made becomes effective.
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Upgrade Install of the APD
Follow the procedures below to perform upgrade installation of the APD of the new version.
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Double-click the APD icon to start the installation.
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The “InstallShield Wizard” screen appears. Click the [Next] button.
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The “License Agreement” screen appears. Confirm its content, select “I
accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the [Next] button.
The screen asking whether you want to upgrade the APD to the new
version appears. Click the [Yes] button.
In the case of upgrade install of the APD4.06a or earlier, the screen asking whether you
want to install the 64 bit printer driver appears. Clicking the [Yes] button provides the
shared printer environment to clients using 64 bit version OS.
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The “Start Upgrading” screen appears. Confirm the content of
installation in the “Current Settings” field, and click the [Next] button.
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The upgrade installation of the APD starts.
The “Upgrade Complete” screen appears. Click the [Finish] button to
complete the upgrade installation.
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Silent Installation
This chapter describes the procedures for the Silent Installation. What Is a Silent Installation?
The silent installation is a method that copies the existing APD setup environment to other
computers without user operation. There are the following two methods.
❏ Using a silent installation package (*.exe)
Create the silent installation package on the copy source computer.
 Executing this file on another computer enables you to install the minimum environment for operating the APD from all the environment of the copy source computer.
 When the silent installation is executed with this file, you cannot create the silent installation package or the script file for the silent installation, or add another printer.
❏ Using a script file (*.inf) for the silent installation
Create the script file for the silent installation on the copy source computer.
 Executing this file and the APD file (APD_4xxSA_T81.exe) on another computer enables you to install the complete APD environment of the copy source computer.
 In the environment in which the silent installation is executed with this file, you can create the silent installation package or the script file for the silent installation, and you can also add another printer.
With this function, you can incorporate the APD installation into a batch file, a recovery disc for the OS, and an installer of an application.
Also, you can add the command options for the silent installation to enable the following functions.
 Notification when completing the installation
 Restart setting after completing the installation
 Upgrade installation settings
 Installing without displaying screens.
 To use the silent installation, Internet Explorer version 4.0 or later is required.
 When APD3 or APD4 have been already installed in the target computers, uninstall
those before the silent installation.
This method is useful especially in the following cases:
 You can make the same setting to multiple computers easily.
 Even computers with no displays can be set up.
 In case of printing trouble, the APD environment of the computer with an error can be recreated on another computer by using the script file for the silent installation of that computer, and it improves the service and maintenance function. (In the environment in which the silent installation is executed with the silent installation package, the script file for the silent installation cannot be created.)
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Flow of the Silent Installation
The flow of the silent installation is described below.
Copy source computer
1. APD environment setting to copy (page 49)
APD initial settings/System settings/User settings
2. Creating a package (page 50)
2. Creating a script file (page 50)
Copy destination computer
3. Executing the silent installation (page 53)
(Adding command options)
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Setting the APD Environment To Be Copied
Create the APD environment for the silent installation on the copy source computer.
Following APD environment to be copied can be selected.
• APD initial setting
This is the setting when installing the APD.
• System setting
This is the system setting for the printer.
• User setting
This is the user setting for the printer. The same setting as that of the copy source computer.
APD Setting
When copying the user setting or system setting of the printer, see the “TM Printer Manual” to make settings.
Making the system setting
Select [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers], right‐click the printer, and select [Properties] - [Advanced] - [Printing Defaults] to make settings. (Reference page of other OS.)
Making the user setting
Select [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers], right‐click the printer, and select
[Properties] - [General] - [Printing Preferences] to make settings. (Reference page of other OS.)
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Creating a Package or Script file
Create the silent installation package or the script file for the silent installation.
First, confirm which APD environment to copy on the copy source computer. (See ʺSetting the APD Environment To Be Copiedʺ on page 49.)
Follow the steps below.
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Select from [Start] - [All Programs] - [EPSON] - [EPSON Advanced Printer
Driver 4] and open [Change or delete APD4, or create a silent installer
for APD4.]
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The "Welcome" screen appears. Select "Silent", then click the [Next]
button.
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The “Select a file name” screen appears.
Specify a destination folder and file name, and specify which type of file
to create. Click the [Next] button.
Setting
Location to save the file and file name
Create silent installation package
Description
Specify a destination and a file name for the file to be
created.
 Check when you want to create a silent installation
package.
 Uncheck when you want to create a script file for the
silent installation.
(Checked by default.)
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The “Silent Installation” screen appears. Select the setting you want to
copy from [Printer Configuration], and select the printer to be installed. 
If you do not want to select all the printers installed in the copy source
computer with the APD, uncheck [Include all currently installed printers].
Click the [Next] button.
 The setting in [Printer Configuration] is the default value for the copy destination
printer. When installing multiple printers, you cannot change each printer
individually.
 Go to Step 7 when you check [Include all currently installed printers].
Setting
Include all currently
installed printers
Description
If checked, all the APD printers installed in the copy source computer
are selected.
If unchecked, each APD printer installed in the copy source computer
can be selected.
(Checked by default.)
Printer Configuration
Use Printer Defaults
Setting when the APD is installed is used.
Current System
Settings
System settings of the printer
You can check them by selecting [Properties] - [Advanced]
- [Printing Defaults].
Current User
Settings
User Settings of the printer
You can check them by selecting [Properties].
Local Port Information
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Select the printer setting that you want to copy.
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Not available.
“Printer Selection” screen appears. Select the printer driver you want to copy.
To change the printer name, click the [Rename] button. If you do not want to
change the printer name, go to step 7 by clicking the [Next] button.
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The "Rename Printer" screen appears. Change the printer driver name,
and click the [Next] button.
The “Start Creating Silent Installation Script File” screen appears. Make
sure that the file information displayed in “Current Settings” is correct
and click the [Next] button to create the silent installation package or
the script file for the silent installation.
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The “Maintenance Complete” screen appears. Click the [Finish] button.
The silent installation package or the script file for the silent installation
has been created in the destination folder specified in Step 3.
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Executing the Silent Installation
You can execute the silent installation using the following methods.
 Execute the silent installation package on the copy destination computer.
 Copy the script file for the silent installation and the APD file, and execute a command from the command prompt.
 Develop a batch file or an application for the APD installation, and execute it.
How to execute the Silent Installation
Following the procedures below to execute the silent installation.
Installing using the silent installation package
Copy the silent installation package to the copy destination computer, and execute the following command.
>[Package File Name(specified with the full path)]
Ex:
D:\APD>Apd4Silent.exe
When checking the result of silent installation using a package file, check that the specified printer driver is correctly installed in [Start] ‐ [Control Panel] ‐ [Hardware and Sound] ‐ [Printers].
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Installing using the script file for the silent installation
Copy the script file for the silent installation and the APD file, and execute the following command.
>[APD_4xxSA_T81.exe (specified with the full path)] 
[/s /f1 "Apd4Silent.inf (specified with the full path)"]
Ex:
D:\APD>APD_410SA_T81.exe /s /f1"D:\APD\Apd4Silent.inf"
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Checking the Installation Result
The silent installation results of the silent installation package/script file for the silent installation can be checked in the “Result Code” of “setup.log” which is created in the same location as that of the package or the file.
The contents of “Result Code” are as follows.
Result Code
Description
0
Completed successfully
-3
The APD has already been installed.
2
The files needed for silent installation could not be found.
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The OS does not support the APD.
1223
The silent installation was cancelled by the user.
Command Options
The command options of the silent installation and how to make settings are described below.
You can use the command options in combination.
/s /f1 : Silent installation using the script file
Using this command option enables you to execute the silent installation using the script file for the silent installation.
For more details, see "Installing using the script file for the silent installation" on page 53.
/s /a : Upgrade
Using this command option enables you to upgrade the APD. Printers not supported by the APD4 are deleted.
Example
D:\APD4\APD_410SA_T81.exe /s /a
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/uninstall : Silent Uninstallation
Using this command option enables you to uninstall using the command line.
Example
D:\APD4\APD_410SA_T81.exe /s /uninstall
When “/s” is not attached, the uninstallation screen is displayed.
/d : Display the silent installation result in a dialog
Using this command option enables you to display the silent installation result in a dialog when the installation is completed.
Example
Package File
D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.exe /d
Script File
D:\APD4\APD_410SA_T81.exe /s /f1”D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.inf” /d
/w /m : 
Display a window message of the silent installation completion
Adding the Windows handle and message ID to the command enables you to display a window message of the silent installation completion.
Example
In the example below, Windows handle is 0x6789abc, and message ID is 0x0501
Package File
D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.exe /w6789abc /m0501
Script File
D:\APD4\APD_410SA_T81.exe /s /f1”D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.inf” 
/w6789abc /m0501
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/r : Restart setting after the installation
Using this command option enables you to make the restart setting of OS after the silent installation is completed.
Example when you want to restart
Package File
D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.exe /rY
Script File
D:\APD4\APD_410SA_T81.exe /s /f1”D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.inf” /rY
Example when you do not want to restart
Package File
D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.exe /rN
Script File
D:\APD4\APD_410SA_T81.exe /s /f1”D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.inf” /rN
/l : Specify the install log file
Using this command option enables you to specify the output destination of the installation log (Apd4Setup.log). Normally this is output in the Windows folder.
Example
Package File
D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.exe /l”D:\APD4\log.txt”
Script File
D:\APD4\APD_410SA_T81.exe /s /f1”D:\APD4\Apd4Silent.inf” /
l”D:\APD4\log.txt”
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