"Error message: iPrint Driver Install--Unknown installation error (1223)" appears when installing an iPrint printer

  • 7006430
  • 12-Jul-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell iPrint for Linux
Open Enterprise Server 2 Support Pack 2
HP 4250 PCL 6 Driver
Microsoft Windows XP Professional


The error message below is displayed when attempting to install an iPrint printer:
Error message: iPrint Driver Install--Unknown installation error (1223)
Error group: iPrint Driver Install
Error code: 1223


Solution #1
Download and use the HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL5 version 5.1.
Solution #2
Use the Printer Driver Generator version 1.3 to repackage the driver and then re-upload the driver to the Driver Store.
For further information on repackaging the iPrint driver, see the "Additional Information" section below.

Additional Information

Instructions on how to repackage a problem driver.
1.   Go to www.google.com
2.   Do a search for:  inf generator iprint
3.   Download the tool listed in the article.
4.   Extract the the zip file. 
5.   Install a temporary local Windows printer.  When asked for a printer driver, click "have disk" and select the printer driver.
6.   Run pdrvgen.exe
7.   Highlight the test printer just created.
8.   Click the "Generate" button
9.   Choose a folder to extract the printer's DLLs and INF file.
10.  Upload the newly extracted INF to the Driver Store using iManager.