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With the introduction of version 3.

0 of the Kyocera KX Printing System, the printer driver now supports parallel driver installation. The new v.3.0 driver will co-exist with older driver versions. This co-existence of drivers eliminates the need of printer driver upgrades. However, if the system administrator chooses to upgrade the driver, the following procedures should be followed.

Windows NT4 Server Printer Driver Upgrade Instructions


The steps detailed below describe the most reliable method to upgrade printer driver versions after v1.6.0227a on a Windows NT4 Server that is shared with Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 9x clients. Earlier versions of the KX driver (prior to v1.6.0227a) must first be removed from the system using the Kyocera Deleter Utility in the \Utility\Driver Utilities\Printer Deleter folder. After rebooting the server the updated driver can be installed using either the Add Printer Wizard or the Auto Installer on the Kyocera Software Library CD-ROM Important Limitations: Two driver versions of the same printer model are not supported. For example, the v3.0 driver for the FS-9100 cannot be installed on the same system as the v2.0 driver. We recommend that the User Mode KX Driver for Windows 2000 and XP Professional be installed on the NT 4 server by following the instructions in the Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 drivers on a Windows NT 4.0 server for Windows 2000 Clients section of Microsoft Knowledge Base Article #154612 This article can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;154612 Preparation: Shutdown all client systems. Windows 2000 Clients must be members of the same Domain as the Print Server. If they are not members of the same domain, they must follow the upgrade procedure for the Windows 9x/Me. The only reliable way to upgrade Kyocera printer driver in Windows NT server, is through Kyocera Software Library CD-ROM. Please follow the procedures bellow. If Window 9x/Me drivers are installed on server, please refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article #326248 to update system files on the Windows NT server prior to upgrading any printer driver(s). This article can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326248

Server Driver: 1. Insert the Software Library CDROM into the servers CDROM disk drive. 2. Click Accept after reading the License Agreement. 3. From main menu, click Install KX Driver. 4. Click Next on Welcome page. 5. The Upgrade Existing Driver dialog appears. Click Next. 6. A list of printers with older version driver(s) is displayed in the Confirm Settings dialog. Select the printer(s) to be upgraded. Click Upgrade. 7. Click Yes in the Reboot Your System dialog to restart the server. 8. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties 9. Click General tab and click Print Test Page. 10. Verify the test page and driver version are correct. 11. Click About tab and verify the displayed driver information is correct. Windows NT 4.0 & Windows 2000/XP Client Printer Driver Upgrade: Note: Microsoft Windows 2000 clients must be members of the same domain as the Windows NT 4.0 Print Server to use this procedure. Method 1: 1. Delete all previous installed printers on the Windows NT/2000/XP clients using the Kyocera Printer Deleter utility. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Restart the Windows NT/2000/XP client machines Reconnect the network printers using either the Add Printer Wizard or by finding the printers in Network Neighborhood and Double Clicking the printer. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties. Click the About tab. Verify the displayed driver version is correct. Click the General tab, then the Print Test Page button. Verify the test page is printed correctly. Close the Printer properties dialog by Clicking OK. Open any application and print a document. Verify the document prints correctly.

Method 2: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Power on the Client. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties. Click the About tab. Verify that the displayed driver version is correct. Click the General tab, then the Print Test Page button. Click the Device Settings tab. Verify that the device settings are correct. Close the Printer properties dialog by Clicking OK. Open any application and print a document. Verify the document prints correctly.

(Caution: Some users may experience a lack of resource error message after the NT workstation upgrade. If the user encounters such an error, please refer to Method 1 to upgrade the printer driver.)

Windows 9x/Me Client Printer Driver Upgrade: Note: If your Windows 2000 Client is not a member of the same domain as the NT 4.0 Print Server, follow these instructions to update the printer driver.. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Delete all network printers installed on the Windows 9x/Me clients using the Kyocera Printer Deleter utility. Restart the Windows 9x/Me client machines Reconnect the network printers using either the Add Printer Wizard or by finding the printers in Network Neighborhood and Double Clicking the printer. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties. Click the About tab. Verify that the displayed driver version is correct. Click the General tab, then the Print Test Page button. Verify the test page is printed correctly. Click the Device Settings tab. Because the Windows 9x/Me driver is not setup on the Windows NT 4.0 Server, it will be necessary to configure the printer. Select the Paper Source & Document Finishing options that are installed on the printer. Close the Printer properties dialog by Clicking OK. Open any application and print a document. Verify the document prints correctly.

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Windows 2000 & 2003 Server Printer Driver Upgrade Instructions


The steps detailed below describe the most reliable method to upgrade printer driver versions after v1.6.0227a installed on a Windows 2000 or 2003 Server and shared with Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 9x clients. Earlier versions of the KX driver (prior to v1.6.0227a) must first be removed from the system using the Kyocera Deleter utility in the \Utility\Driver Utilities\Printer Deleter folder and reboot the Server. After rebooting the server, the updated driver can be installed using either the Add Printer Wizard or the Auto Installer on the Kyocera Software Library CD-ROM. For stand-alone or shared installations on Windows 2000 Professional systems, follow the Server instructions to update the driver. Preparation: Shutdown all client systems. It would be advantageous to perform the upgrade at the end of the day. Simply request all users to shutdown before going home. For Windows 9x systems, the user must delete all network printers using KX drivers from their system before shutting down. Server Driver: 1. Insert the Software Library CD into the servers CDROM drive. 2. Click Accept after reading the License Agreement. 3. From main menu, click Install KX Driver. 4. Click Next on Welcome page. 5. The Upgrade Existing Driver dialog appears. Click Next. 6. A list of printers with older version driver(s) is displayed in the Confirm Settings dialog. (If there are multiple listings for a single model, this indicates that additional drivers are installed for Windows 9X/Me and/or Windows NT) Select the printer(s) to be upgraded. Click Upgrade. 7. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties 8. Click General tab and click Print Test Page. 9. Verify the test page and driver version are correct. 10. Click About tab and verify the displayed driver information is correct.

Windows NT 4.0, 2000 & XP Professional Client Printer Driver Upgrade: Method 1: Case A: Upgrading kernel mode driver to kernel and user mode driver 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Delete all network printers installed on the Windows NT/2000/XP clients using the Kyocera Printer Deleter utility. Restart the Windows NT/2000/XP client machines Reconnect the network printers using either the Add Printer Wizard or by finding the printers in Network Neighborhood and Double Clicking the printer. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties. Click the About tab. Verify that the displayed driver version is correct. Click the General tab, then the Print Test Page button. Verify the test page is printed correctly. Close the Printer properties dialog by Clicking OK. Open any application and print a document. Verify the document prints correctly.

Case B: Upgrading user and kernel mode driver to user and kernel mode driver 1. Delete all network printers installed on the Windows NT/2000/XP clients using the Kyocera Printer Deleter utility. 2. Restart the Windows NT/2000/XP client machines 3. Reconnect the network printers using either the Add Printer Wizard or by finding the printers in Network Neighborhood and Double Clicking the printer. 4. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties. 5. Click the About tab. Verify that the displayed driver version is correct. 6. Click the General tab, then the Print Test Page button. 7. Verify the test page is printed correctly. 8. Close the Printer properties dialog by Clicking OK. 9. Open any application and print a document. Verify the document prints correctly.

Method 2: Case A: Upgrading kernel mode driver to kernel and user mode driver User may experience lack of resource error message on NT client after upgrade. Please refer to Method 1 to upgrade the driver. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Power on the Client. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties. Click the About tab. Verify that the displayed driver version is correct. Click the General tab, then the Print Test Page button. Click the Device Settings tab. Verify that the device settings are correct. Close the Printer properties dialog by Clicking OK. Open any application and print a document. Verify the document prints correctly.

Case B: Upgrading user and kernel mode driver to user and kernel mode driver User may experience lack of resource error message on NT client after upgrade. Please refer to Method 1 to upgrade the driver. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Power on the Client. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties. Click the About tab. Verify that the displayed driver version is correct. Click the General tab, then the Print Test Page button. Click the Device Settings tab. Verify that the device settings are correct. Close the Printer properties dialog by Clicking OK. Open any application and print a document. Verify the document prints correctly.

Windows 95, 98 & Me Client Printer Driver Upgrade: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Power on the Microsoft Windows 9x/Me client. Delete all network printers installed on the Windows 9x and Me clients using the Kyocera Printer Deleter utility. Reconnect the network printers using either the Add Printer Wizard or by finding the printers in Network Neighborhood and Double Clicking the printer. Open the Printer properties by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Properties. Click the About tab. Verify that the driver version displayed is correct. Click the General tab, then the Print Test Page button. Verify the test page is printed correctly. Click the Device Settings tab. Because the Windows 9x/Me driver is not setup on the Windows 2000 Server, it will be necessary to configure the printer. Select the Paper Source & Document Finishing options for the selected printer. Close the Printer properties dialog by Clicking OK. Open any application and print a document. Verify the document prints correctly.

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User vs. Kernel Mode Drivers


Beginning with Kyocera Software Library 7.0, there are two types of Microsoft Windows printer drivers, User and Kernel mode, supported by Kyocera printer driver. User mode drivers are supported for Windows 2000 and XP systems. Kernel mode drivers are supported for all operating systems. If the Windows 2000/2003 Server contains both User and Kernel mode drivers, the Windows 2000/XP client will select User mode driver instead of the Kernel mode driver (Note: User and Kernel mode drivers can co-exist in Windows 2000/2003 Server) Installing User and Kernel Mode drivers on a Windows 2000 server If you are adding a User mode driver after having already installed the Kernel mode driver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Click Start, point to Settings and then click Printers. Highlight the printer icon, click File, and then click Server Properties. Click the Drivers tab. Click Add. Click Next. Click Have Disk. In the Printer Drivers dialog that appears, click Browse and navigate to the location [drive]:\Drivers\KXDriver\Win2K_XP and select the OEMSETUP.INF file, and click Open. Click OK in the Printer Drivers dialog box. Click Close in the Server Properties window.

Upgrading Kernel Mode drivers on Windows XP It is not possible to install the Kernel mode driver on Windows XP using the web installer. The reason is that the User mode driver will be installed instead. To install the Kernel mode driver on Windows XP, please follow the procedure below. Remember to reboot the Windows XP system and any systems that will be connecting to the Windows XP installed printer. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Click Start, point to Settings and then click Printers and Faxes. Right click the printer driver and click Sharing. Click the Additional Drivers button. Click the Windows NT 4.0 or 2000 checkbox. Click OK. In the Printer Drivers dialog, click Browse and navigate to the location [drive]:\Drivers\KXDriver\WinNT_2K and select the OEMSETUP.INF file, and click Open. To upgrade the Windows 9x driver, repeat step 1-3. Click the Windows 95 or 98 checkbox. Click OK. In the Printer Drivers dialog, click Browse and navigate to the location [drive]:\Drivers\KXDriver\Win9x_Me directory and select the OEMSETUP.INF file, and click Open. 11. Click OK in the printer Drivers dialog box.

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Click Close in the Server Properties window.