The Windows XP Pscript and Unidrv Files Are Available in a Windows 2000 Hotfix Package

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This article describes a new package that makes the Microsoft Windows XP Pscript and Unidrv files available to Windows 2000-based clients. These files introduce additional functionality, and also resolve a number of issues.


Service Pack Information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   21-Jul-2001  18:41                  14,088  Locale.gpd
   21-Jul-2001  18:39                  25,489  P6disp.gpd
   21-Jul-2001  18:39                   3,293  P6font.gpd
   17-Aug-2001  21:33  0.3.1281.0     676,352  Pcl5eres.dll
   17-Aug-2001  21:35  0.3.1281.0     169,472  Pclxl.dll
   21-Jul-2001  18:39                  10,375  Pclxl.gpd
   21-Jul-2001  18:39                   1,156  Pjl.gpd
   17-Aug-2001  21:36  0.3.1282.1     129,024  Ps5ui.dll
   21-Jul-2001  17:38                  26,038  Pscript.hlp
   21-Jul-2001  18:42                 792,644  Pscript.ntf
   17-Aug-2001  21:36  0.3.1282.1     455,168  Pscript5.dll
   21-Jul-2001  18:43                 969,400  Pscrptfe.ntf
   30-May-2001  00:03  5.0.2195.3649    3,584  Spmsg.dll
   21-Jul-2001  18:41                  14,362  Stdnames.gpd
   21-Jul-2001  18:41                     698  Ttfsub.gpd
   17-Aug-2001  21:36  0.3.1281.0     251,904  Unidrv.dll
   21-Jul-2001  17:39                  21,225  Unidrv.hlp
   17-Aug-2001  21:36  0.3.1281.0     196,096  Unidrvui.dll
   17-Aug-2001  21:33  0.3.1281.0     619,520  Unires.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.


Fixes Included in This Package

The issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles are resolved by this package:
303407 Dr. Watson Error in the Spooler When You Print with Arial Unicode TrueType Font
248397 PostScript Printers Print "Insufficient Memory" Error Message
274295 Some Fujitsu DL Series Printers May Not Print Graphics Correctly
306336 UNIFONTOBJ_GetInfo(GETINFO_GLYPHSTRING) Function Does Not Work in the IPrintOemUni::DownloadCharGlyph Method

New Functionality Included in This Package

Printer-specific updates that are new in this release include:
  • Developers of Pscript printer minidrivers can add support for two features: AddEuro and TrueGray.
  • Windows XP supports versioning in Unidrv and Pscript printer minidrivers, as well as in IHV monolithic printer drivers. This feature ensures that when users upgrade to newer operating system versions, the most recent printer files will be installed. For more information, see Specifying Printer Driver Version Numbers.
  • Several COM interfaces for printer user interface and rendering plug-ins are new for Windows XP. The interfaces for user interface plug-ins include:
    IPrintOemUI2 COM Interface
    IPrintCoreUI2 COM Interface
    The interfaces for rendering plug-ins include:
    IPrintOemPS2 COM Interface
    IPrintOemUni2 COM Interface
    IPrintCorePS2 COM Interface
  • The WINNT_51 GPD - compile switch.
  • PCL-XL vector support (PCL6).
  • HPGL-2 vector support (PCL-5e).
  • Pseudo vector support.
  • Mirroring support.
  • Auto-duplexing.
  • GPD movement support enhancements.
  • Programmable palette enhancements.
  • Raster block size control.
  • Text halftone threshold control.


Article ID: 310897 - Last Review: February 19, 2007 - Revision: 5.8
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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