I know how to add a networked printer via the command line or ARD (Apple Remote Desktop); and, I know how to install the TWAIN scanner drivers for a particular vendor (again, using ARD).
But, what I'm wondering is if there is a way to setup a scanner (so that the "Print & Scan" preference pane is aware of it) without interactively going through the system prefs for every computer.
We have an multifunction printer/scanner/fax that I'd love to be able to set up this way, but so far, I can't find any solutions.
(Edit) When adding a multifunction printer via system prefs, the scanner is only added if you let Bonjour form the connection. If you set the IP of the printer directly, then the Scan option will not be seen in the pref pane for the printer. The Bonjour method is not good for us, because the computers are eventually connected to various subnets, and MDNS is blocked between the subnets.
So, if there is a way to add the scanner via its IP, it will allow us to setup the device once for all computers, and not care about which subnet it might eventually end up connected to...