Installing Grooper Render Printer

The ChuckThe Chuck Posts: 81 mod

Grooper Render Printer Installer and Initialization

The Grooper Render Printer Installer installs a custom version of the Black Ice Printer Driver for Grooper.  See Grooper Render Printer Concepts for more information on prerequisites and other information that may affect the installation of Grooper Render Printer. 

Grooper Installation Files

The Grooper Render Printer Installer can be found here.

Setup.exe - this is the main Grooper Render Printer installation file.

Setup.exe.config - resource used by the Grooper Render Printer installer.

Setup.pdb - resource used by the Grooper Render Printer installer.

Setup.vshost.exe - resource used by the Grooper Render Printer installer.

Setup.vshost.exe.config - resource used by the Grooper Render Printer installer.

Setup.vshost.exe.manifest - resource used by the Grooper Render Printer installer.

Setup.xml - resource used by the Grooper Render Printer installer.

Driver Files folder - resource used by the Grooper Render Printer installer.

Install folder - resource used by the Grooper Render Printer installer. 

Installing Grooper Render Printer

This section will describe the steps required to run the Grooper Render Printer installer and configure Grooper Render Printer via the installation wizard.  The Grooper Render Printer Installer can be found here.

 

  1. Launch setup.exe (be sure to 'Run as administrator')
  2. The splash screen will be presented.  Click Next to continue.   An uninstall option will be presented if Grooper Render Printer has been previously installed (see below).
  3. The installation destination location will be presented next.  Click Browse to make any required path changes.  Click Next to continue.
  4. This is the configuration for the output folder destination for temporary Grooper Render Printer files.    Click Next to continue.  Note:  This temporary storage requires few resources and is not recommended to be changed unless necessary.
  5. The installation will execute.  Depending on system usage, the installer may prompt for a system restart.  Click Finish to exit the installer. 

Uninstalling Grooper Render Printer

This section will describe the steps required to uninstall Grooper Render Printer:

  1. Launch setup.exe
  2. Click 'Yes' to continue with the uninstall.
  3. The wizard will uninstall the Grooper Render Printer.
  4. Depending on system usage, the uninstall process may require a system restart. 

Installation Context (setting up multiple users and service accounts)

Grooper Render Printer installs under the context of the account/user that is logged in to perform the installation.  Certain steps may need to be taken in situations where the logged in user or service doesn't perform the installation or when more than one user on a machine will use perform rendering activities.  While Grooper Render Printer should not have to be installed more than once per machine, the following steps should be taken to configure Grooper Render Printer for any user/service account that didn't perform the installation (see Grooper Render Printer Concepts for more details):

  1. Log in as the user or service account that will perform render activities.
  2. Open 'Devices and Printers' (Microsoft Devices and Printers):
  • Right-click on 'Grooper Render Printer'
  • Select 'Set as default printer'.
  • Go to the local users 'Documents' folder in Windows Explorer (e.g. "C:\Users\<logged-in user>\Documents\")  and created a folder named "GrooperRender".
  • Open 'User Environment Variables' (Microsoft User Environment Variables):
    • Click 'New...'
    • Enter 'GROOPER_RENDERPATH' for the Variable name.
    • Enter the path configured in step 3 for the Variable value (e.g. "C:\Users\<logged-in user>\Documents\GrooperRender").
    • Click 'OK'. 

    See Also

    Grooper Render Printer Concepts

    Grooper Render Printer Installer

    Sign In or Register to comment.