Autoconfiguration in an IHV Port Monitor
An IHV who intends to develop a port monitor must design it to support autoconfiguration. To provide support for autoconfiguration in an IHV port monitor, follow these guidelines:
Support the bidi communications schema.
Support bidi notifications.
An IHV is not required to develop a port monitor if in-box support is sufficient. (For details, see In-box Support for Autoconfiguration.) Be aware that in-box support is provided only for the standard TCP/IP port monitor and the Web Services for Devices (WSD) port monitor. IHVs who intend to provide autoconfiguration for local printers must provide a port monitor.