With Windows 7 now officially released we are now receiving a lot of pressure to upgrade iPrint to support the new OS. We have approximately 800 NDPS/iPrint printers across our entire organization. To make the situation more complicated we have printers from multiple manufacturers (HP, Kyocera, Brother, etc). Is there a quick and dirty method for rolling out Windows 7 drivers to the broker or must we handle each printer individually, both 32bit and 64bit? This will take one person a solid week easily, and I know they have better things to do.

I guess a second question is in order. Is there a way to have users provide their own drivers instead of pushing them down from the print broker itself? Maintaining our print broker is the most difficult part of supporting out iPrint infrastructure.

Any info is appreciated.

Matthew Lilli
Clemson University