Using One Windows USB Queue for multiple printers of the same type

Article ID: 47730209


Topic or Information

Can one Windows USB driver be used for multiple printers of the same type? 

Applies To

 Link OS Printers using USB connectivity


This is possible with the SGD command: usb.device.device_unique_id

This command sets the USB Unique Device ID setting. The identifier that makes any printer unique is set by the "usb.device.serial_string" command which is reported to the USB driver.

By default "usb.device.serial_string" reports the printer’s serial number. If "usb.device_unique_id" is set to "off" the printer will report the usb.device.serial_string parameter as its product family (e.g. ZT230, etc). When subsequent printers of the same model, with "usb.device_unique_id" parameter to "off", are connected via USB, the host computer will not treat them as a new Plug and Play events, nor require new driver installations.

See the ZPL Guide for details



Maurits K