Test Printer Driver Fiery X3e 31C-M PS v1.1 eu

Test Printer Driver
Fiery X3e 31C-M PS v1.1 eu
on MS Windows 2000
with Terminal Services
- Functionality Test -
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Content
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Content ............................................................................................................... 2
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Introduction ........................................................................................................ 3
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Test Environment............................................................................................... 4
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Installation .......................................................................................................... 6
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Funktionality Tests .......................................................................................... 14
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Summary........................................................................................................... 16
3.1 ............... Network Infrastructure ................................................................................................................ 4
3.2 ............... Hardware Specification ............................................................................................................... 4
3.2.1 ............ Windows Terminal Server........................................................................................................... 4
3.2.2 ............ PC Clients ................................................................................................................................... 4
3.3 ............... Software Specification ................................................................................................................ 5
3.3.1 ............ MS Windows 2000 Terminal Services ........................................................................................ 5
3.3.2 ............ CITRIX MetaFrame Server ......................................................................................................... 5
3.3.3 ............ Applications................................................................................................................................. 5
3.3.4 ............ Printer / Printer Driver ................................................................................................................. 5
4.1 ............... Installation of printers on a Windows 2000 Server (used as Print Server) ................................. 6
4.2 ............... Installation of printers on a Windows 2000 Terminal Server ...................................................... 9
4.3 ............... Connection printers in a Windows 2000 Terminal Server session ........................................... 10
4.4 ............... Connecting printers as “Auto created client printer” ................................................................. 13
5.1 ............... Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 14
5.2 ............... Test the printer from the Print Server ....................................................................................... 14
5.3 ............... Test the printer from Terminal Server....................................................................................... 14
5.3.1 ............ Test Printer from Terminal Server Console .............................................................................. 14
5.3.2 ............ Individual Session on Terminal Server ..................................................................................... 14
5.3.3 ............ Several Sessions connecting to the printer .............................................................................. 14
5.3.4 ............ Several Sessions with concurrent use of the Printer ................................................................ 14
5.3.5 ............ Individual Session on Terminal Server with “Auto created client printer .................................. 15
5.4 ............... Test of Features and Settings under Multi-User Conditions..................................................... 15
5.4.1 ............ Features and Settings............................................................................................................... 15
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Introduction
The following documentation describes the functionality of Minolta CF2002
with controller CN3102e and PS driver v1.1 running on a Windows 2000
with Terminal Services.
The goal of the test was to get information about the principal functionality
of the Printer Driver and its specific functions to show usability in a thin
client- and server based environment. Windows 2000 Terminal Server is a
multi-user environment.
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3 Test Environment
The tests were run in the WTS-Center in Ettlingen in the following
environment.
3.1
Network Infrastructure
For the test a switched 100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet network was used.
3.2
3.2.1
Hardware Specification
Windows Terminal Server
A Fujitsu Siemens N400 with hardware resources typically used in
customer environments as Terminal Server was used.
This hardware is sufficient for about 50 concurrent user sessions running
Microsoft Office in a Terminal Server environment (this number is
application specific).
3.2.1.1 Processor
2 INTEL Xeon 700 Mhz
3.2.1.2 Hard Drives
2 x Hard Drives HP, 18 GByte, Mylex RAID Controller (RAID 1)
The following partitions have been configured:
C:\ (WTS-System drive - NTFS) Total: 18 GB
D:\ (CDROM – CDFS)
Server drive re-mapping was used for the tests with MetaFrame, which
maps the drives as following:
M:\ (WTS system drive - NTFS) Total: 18 GB
N:\ (CDROM – CDFS)
The benefit of this configuration is, that PC-Clients see their own C: drive
as C$. This is often used in customers installation.
3.2.1.3 Memory
Physical Memory: 3 GByte RAM
3.2.2
PC Clients
3.2.2.1 Standard Office PC
Different standard office PCs with INTEL Pentium III CPU with 64-512 MB
RAM and different standard SVGA graphic adapters were used as clients.
Various ICA Clients was used.
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3.3
3.3.1
Software Specification
MS Windows 2000 Terminal Services
Operating System: Microsoft (R) Windows 2000 with Terminal Services
(TM), English. Service Pack 2 was installed. The installation was done
according to Microsoft guidelines for the installation of Terminal Servers.
3.3.2
CITRIX MetaFrame Server
The Windows Terminal Services have been extended by Citrix MetaFrame
XP from CITRIX with Feature Release 2.
3.3.3
Applications
The printer driver was tested with the following applications:
Office 2000 (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
Acrobat Reader 5.05
Irfan View 3.81
with different documents.
3.3.4
Printer / Printer Driver
The following Printer and Printer driver are tested.
Printer : CF2002 (Copier) + CN3102e (Printer server and controller option)
Notes: Standard configuration of Copier and Printer Controller
Printer driver: Minolta Fiery X3e 31C-M PS v1.1 eu
Printer Configuration:
Copier:
Installed drawer: Tray1 – Tray 4
Installed option: Duplex Unit, Finisher.
Printer option(Fiery X3e):
Firmware version:
BIOS-Setup version:
DIABLO version:
Total Memory: 384 MB
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4 Installation
4.1 Installation of printers on a Windows 2000 Server (used as Print Server)
As the Minolta CF2002 is a big machine, it is usually used as a network
printer. The installation is done as in all windows-based environments.
The first step is to add a printer: Start – settings – printers.
The printer has to be installed as local printer:
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„Create new port…“ to print over the TCP/IP Port
and configure the TCP/IP port:
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with the IP address as configured on the printer:
192.168.1.41 was used.
To use the printer as a network printer you have to share it:
The following information was printed from the Printer Test Page:
Machine name: wts-ps
Printer name: Fiery X3e 31C-M PS v1.1 eu
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Printer model: Fiery X3e 31C-M PS v1.1 eu
Color support: yes
Port name(s): IP_192.168.1.41
Data format: RAW
Share name: FieryX3e
Driver name: PSCRIPT5.DLL
Data file: EF3M2A24.PPD
Config file: PS5UI.DLL
Help file: PSCRIPT.HLP
Driver version: 5.17
Environment: Windows NT x86
Files used by this driver:
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\PSCRIPT.NTF
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.BXE
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.CHM
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.DLL
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.EXT
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.FIN
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.INI
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.LAN
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.OEM
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.PGE
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.PSR
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.UIM
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHM10.DLL
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHMBRG.DLL
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHMCORE.DLL
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHMCOL.DLL
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHMEFI.DLL
4.2 Installation of printers on a Windows 2000 Terminal Server
If a normal user on the Terminal Server would like to connect the network
printer as installed above, it would not be successful, because there is no
driver available on the Terminal Server. For this, the operating system
would ask if he wants to install the driver.
Installing drivers is only possible with administrator rights on the Server.
If the administrator installs the driver all users can connect to the network
printer.
The installation accords to the installation on the print server with using any
port, e.g. the LPT1. After the installation the printer object will be deleted.
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The following information was printed from the Printer Test Page:
Machine name: WTS01E
Printer name: \\WTS-PS\Fiery X3e 31C-M PS v1.1 eu
Printer model: Fiery X3e 31C-M PS v1.1 eu
Color support: Yes
Port name(s): IP_192.168.1.41
Data format: RAW
Share name: Fiery X3e
Driver name: PSCRIPT5.DLL
Data file: EF3M2A24.PPD
Config file: PS5UI.DLL
Help file: PSCRIPT.HLP
Driver version: 5.17
Environment: Windows NT x86
Files used by this driver:
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\PSCRIPT.NTF
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.BXE
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.CHM
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.DLL
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.EXT
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.FIN
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.INI
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.LAN
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.OEM
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.PGE
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.PSR
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EF3M2A24.UIM
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHM10.DLL
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHMBRG.DLL
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHMCORE.DLL
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHMCOL.DLL
M:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EHMEFI.DLL
4.3 Connection printers in a Windows 2000 Terminal Server session
As explained all users can connect to the network printer if it was installed
by the administrator first. They had to add the printer: Start – settings –
printers:
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Choose the „Network printer server“
and the printer to connect.
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If the driver was already installed by the administrator, the client can use
the printer.
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4.4
Connecting printers as “Auto created client printer”
As local installed printers also network printers connected to the client can
be connected to a terminal session as so called “Auto created client
printer”. If this feature is enabled through the ICA client settings, the
connected network printer will be automatically connected as a network
printer in the clients terminal session.
As explained all users can connect to the network printer if it was installed
by the administrator first.
The installation accords to the installation on a Print Server or as the
connection on the Terminal Server. Both variants are possible.
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5 Funktionality Tests
5.1 Introduction
The printer was tested under different circumstances in the Windows
Terminal Server environment. The most important point is the functionality
in a Terminal Server session and the multi-user capability of the printer
driver through the Terminal Server.
5.2 Test the printer from the Print Server
To check the functionality in principal, the printer has to be used from the
Print Server direct.
Check the configuration of the printer, if necessary configure it. To test only
the Printer Test Page was printed. Test passed successfully.
5.3 Test the printer from Terminal Server
To test the printer driver on the Terminal Server the following test scenarios
have to be passed.
5.3.1
Test Printer from Terminal Server Console
With a logged on administrator the first tests are to configure the printer:
All necessary configurations could be done. The configuration was saved
and available for all users. Test passed.
Printing with all applications: Test passed.
5.3.2
Individual Session on Terminal Server
Logged on administrator:
Configuring printer: Test passed.
Printing with the complete list of application: Test passed.
Logged on user:
Printing with the complete list of application: Test passed.
Configuring printer for this session: Test passed.
5.3.3
Several Sessions connecting to the printer
This test was done with 5 client machines and up to 10 sessions.
The printer was connected to all client machines successfully.
5.3.4
Several Sessions with concurrent use of the Printer
This test was done with 5 client machines and up to 10 sessions.
The printer was used concurrently by all 10 users. The users choose
different configurations of the printer.
All tests passed successfully.
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5.3.5
Individual Session on Terminal Server with “Auto created client printer
Logged on administrator:
Configuring the printer: Test passed,
Printing with the complete list of application: Test passed.
Logged on user:
Printing with the complete list of application: Test passed.
Configuring printer for this session: Test passed.
Several users with concurrent use of “auto created client printers”: Test
passed.
5.4 Test of Features and Settings under Multi-User Conditions
5.4.1
Features and Settings
The following settings / features had been tested:
Paper source: different paper sources
Copy count: multi pages printing
Orientation: Portrait/Landscape
Duplex Printings
Hole punching
Stapling mode
All tests passed successfully.
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6 Summary
The tested printer driver worked correct in all different situations. No
unexpected program or session end occurred. No unexpected shutdown
like a blue screen of death occurred.
The printer was running stable also in load tests, when 10 users printed
concurrently.
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