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HP Driver Configuration Utility (DCU) –

Release Notes
The HP Driver Configuration Utility (DCU) is a small Windows ali!ation used to edit the !onfiguration
file asso!iated with a arti!ular driver" The !onfiguration file defines the default rinter settings for the
driver alied at the time of installation" The settings defined within the DCU ta#e effe!t when the rinter
is installed"
Disclaimer
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warranties for HP rodu!ts and servi!es are set forth in the e-ress warranty statements a!!omanying
su!h rodu!ts and servi!es" Nothing herein should ,e !onstrued as !onstituting an additional warranty"
HP shall not ,e lia,le for te!hni!al or editorial errors or omissions !ontained herein"
Acknowledgements
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Windows 4ever %&&5R%* Windows 4erver %&&3* Windows 4erver %&&3R%* Windows 4erver %&'% and
Windows 4erver %&'%R% are U"4" registered trademar#s of /i!rosoft Cororation in the United 4tates
and6or other !ountries"
Version
HP Driver Configuration Utility 1ersion – '"78&"'"%28(&
Release Notes version ' – 9uly %&'(
Supersedes
DCU Version Release Date New Features Required UPD
version for new
configurale
options
'"78&"'"%28(& :ugust %&'( • Udated hel !ontents UPD 7"8"& or +ater
'"73&"'"%(32& 9anuary %&'( • +o!# watermar# UPD 7"3"& or +ater
'"72&"'"%%27( 4etem,er
%&'5
• No New ;eatures UPD 7"2"& or +ater
'"7<7"'"%'273 9une %&'5 • New Devi!e 4uort
• New HP logo
UPD 7"<"7 or +ater
'"7<"%"% De!em,er
%&'%
• :dded suort for Windows=3 UPD v7"<"& or +ater
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• :dded New /edia si>e (+ si>e) suort
• ?na,le 4earator age !onfiguration
• Hel te-t string !hanges for User
@nterfa!e
• DCU inut dialogue ,o- reAuesting new
short!ut name should ,e sele!ted)a!tive
allowing #ey,oard inut with all UPD
version"
• DCU startu warning message udated
for all UPD versions"
'"&"("'&% 9une %&'% • Define Trays ')'& as @nstalled or Not
@nstalled
UPD v7"7"& or +ater
'"&"("'&& De!em,er
%&''
• 9o, 4torage /ode* P@N to Print adds
setting BReAuest P@N (while rinting)C for
every new rint .o,
UPD v7"( or +ater
'"&"&"7& 9uly %&'' • Define devi!e tye CD+DR for UPD
• 9o, storage !onfiguration for 4e!ure
?n!ryted Print with Personal .o, and
stored .o, otion"
• EB9o, Retention /odeC setting !hanged to
B9o, 4torage /odeCF new hel te-t
added"
• Raster Comression
UPD v7"5 or +ater
'"&"&"(& Novem,er
%&'&
• +o!#a,le watermar# UPD v7"% or +ater
'"&"&"58 :ugust %&'& • Hel :,out shows DCU versionF '"&"&"58
lo!ali>ed version release (:ug %&&3)
UPD v7"&F 7"' or
+ater
'"&"&"53 9uly %&&8 • :dd6Delete default short !uts UPD v7"& or +ater
'"&"&"%8 Novem,er
%&&3
• Printer :uto Configuration UPD v("2 or +ater
'"&"&"%< /ar!h %&&3 • Configure 4tatus Notifi!ation Pou
(ena,le6disa,le)
UPD v("7 or +ater
Driver Configuration Utility is ,undled with P:RG tool availa,le on www"h"!om6go6ud
Note! DCU version !an also ,e !he!#ed from the file roerties of h,!fgui"dll
Description
The HP Driver Configuration Utility (DCU) is a small Windows ali!ation used to edit the !onfiguration
file asso!iated with a arti!ular driver" The !onfiguration file defines the default rinter settings for the
driver alied at the time of installation" The settings defined within the DCU ta#e effe!t when the rinter
is installed"
The HP Driver Configuration Utility does not erform the tas#s of installation or driver deloyment" Rather*
DCU is a file editor used to define the installation defaults su!h as dule- ena,led* rint in grays!ale* et!"
The settings are saved to a driver !onfiguration file whi!h is utili>ed to esta,lish the newly installed
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rinterHs default settings at the time of installation from any of the UPDHs suorted installation methods
(install"e-e* /i!rosoftHs :dd Printer Wi>ard* PrintU@* et!")"
Please referen!e the HP Universal Print Driver 4ystem :dministratorIs Juide and the HP Driver
Configuration Utility do!umentation for full details installing and using the utility"
The DCU rogram is availa,le for download in the Printer :dministrator Resour!e Git (P:RG) from
www"h"!om6go6ud under Do!umentation ta,"
Update recommendation
Recommended"Advised – @n!ludes new enhan!ements* features* and6or minor ,ug fi-es" HP
re!ommends all !ustomers to udate"
Product #odels
DCU suorts the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) and model)se!ifi! rinter drivers whi!h have a C;J
file in the driver a!#age"
Devices Supported
Refer to the se!ifi!ations ta, at www"h"!om6go6ud for a list of devi!es whi!h are suorted ,y the HP
UPD"
$perating S%stems
• /i!rosoft Windows 0P 4P5KK
• /i!rosoft Windows 1istaK
• /i!rosoft Windows 2
• /i!rosoft Windows 3 6 3"'
• /i!rosoft Windows 4erver %&&5 4P% 6 %&&5R% 4P%K
• /i!rosoft Windows 4erver %&&3 6 %&&3R%
• /i!rosoft Windows 4erver %&'% 6 %&'%R%
K/i!rosoft has ended mainstream suort for this oerating system"
KK/i!rosoft has ended e-tended suort for this oerating system"
NDT?L DCU is a 5%),it ali!ation ,ut will run on <(),it oerating systems"
&anguages
The Driver !onfiguration utility (DCU) is availa,le in the following 57 languagesL
:ra,i! ;innish +atvian 4lova#
Mulgarian ;ren!h +ithuanian 4lovenian
Catalan Jerman Norwegian 4anish
Croatian Jree# Polish 4wedish
C>e!h He,rew Portuguese (Mra>ilian) Thai
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Danish Hungarian Romanian Traditional Chinese
Dut!h @talian Russian Tur#ish
?nglish 9aanese 4er,ian (+atin) U#rainian
?stonian Gorean 4imlified Chinese
'n(ancements"Features
Udated hel !ontents
Fi)es"Fi)es *istor%
CRN%32&' User)defined short!ut name is not dislayed in rinting short!ut dro)down
CRN%3558 Mlan# sa!e used for short!ut or watermar# name !auses utility to hang
CRN%7&75 :dd Custom Watermar# feature not ena,led ,y default
+ssues and ,orkarounds
Do not re)!onfigure Personal 9o, +o!#ed for the HP /;P 48&& series devi!es" Personal 9o, is not
suorted on these devi!es"
+nstallation instructions
No installation is ne!essary" Coy the !ontents of the Driver Configuration Utility dire!tory to the desired
dire!tory on the hard drive of the !lient !omuter where HP UPD and6or devi!e)se!ifi! rinter drivers will
,e re!onfigured"
Usage
;or usage instru!tions* lease see the Driver Configuration 4uort Juide in!luded with the utility"
: training video for this utility is availa,le on OouTu,e" Use the following lin# to a!!ess this trainingL
httL66youtu",e6(.-'.M0r1UU
CF-"CF# File support
;rom UPD 7"' onwards* the UPD suorts h!uK"!fg and h!uK"!fm files only"
Note! UPD 7"& or Dlder uses K"!fP file instead of K"!fg file"
What !onfiguration file !an ,e used with UPDQ
Configuration File Name Supported UPD version
CLRWindowsRsystemR""R5Rh!uK"!fm
Step . – Coy the h!uK"!fm file to a,ove dire!tory
Step / – @nstall the UPD
UPD ("- or +ater
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@nstall"e-e 6g!fmCCLRWindowsRsystemR""R5Rh!uK"!fmC
@nstall"e-e 6g!fmCCLRtemRdule-"!fmC
UPD 7"% or +ater
h!uK"!fg
,arning – Using the K"!fg file will ,rea# WHS+
(Not re!ommended)
UPD 7"' or +ater
Note! HP re!ommends using K"!fm files"
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