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When you try to install a printer driver remotely or by using a script on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP, the installation does not succeed, and you receive an error that is similar to the following:
Print monitor is unknown
This problem may occur if a language monitor is not installed on the computer that you are trying to install the printer driver on.
To work around this problem, modify the printer's .inf file to exclude the language monitor. Typically, a language monitor is not used by a network printer. To modify the printer's .inf file, follow these steps:
In Microsoft Windows, a printer driver has a port monitor that communicates with the printer that is installed on a particular port. Additionally, the driver may have a language monitor that can enable two-way communication between the spooler and the printer. The language monitor can also pass printer control commands using the printer job language. If a language monitor is associated with a printer, it processes data and sends it to the port monitor.
For additional information about how to add a printer by using a command-line command or by using a script, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/189105/ )How to add printers with no user interaction in Windows
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314486/ )How to add printers with no user interaction in Windows XP