Print Drivers for x64 (Win2003 & Vista) on Win2003 x86 Print Server

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Scott Townsend, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. What's the best way to install the x64 Print drivers on the x86 Print Server
    so the x64 machines can just download the right driver when they connect to
    the printer?

    Thanks,
    Scott<-
     
    Scott Townsend, Oct 24, 2007
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  2. Hello,

    You can follow these steps:
    1. Logon to an x64 Server with an account which is an admin on the target
    x86 Print Server
    2. Connect to the print server using the UNC path \\PrintServer32bit
    3. You will see the printers and faxes folder among others
    4. Open the Printers and Faxes folder
    5. Go to File--> server properties -> Drivers tab and do an Add driver
    6. Additionally you can go to already existing printer properties and in
    the sharing tab click on additional driver and install the x64 driver.

    Hope this helps.

    Mike Luo

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    Mike Luo [MSFT], Oct 25, 2007
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  3. So I connect to the 32bit server, install all the Drivers that I think are
    the right ones.
    For Instance I have a HP Laserjet 5000 PCL x86 Driver for one of the
    printer.
    So I install from my Vista x64 machine a "HP Laserjet 5000 PCL 6" driver.

    It takes it and is listed in the Installed Printer Drivers.

    I try to connect to the shared printer and says I don't have a Driver and
    asks if I want to search. Searching comes up with nothing.

    I get properties of the printer, click sharing Tab, hit the Additional
    Drivers button, The x64 is not check, and the installed status is 'no' If I
    click Install it wants a Disk.

    Looks like the Driver name needs to match Exactly. I guess I need to
    install the same driver name for both x86 and x64 even though they are the
    same, just different versions?

    Scott<-
     
    Scott Townsend, Oct 25, 2007
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  4. Hello,

    Thank you for the update!

    That is truth. x86 and x64 is the different, even if the name is similar.
    The X86 client just use the driver for x86 version, don't use the driver
    for x64.

    If you have any concerns, feel free to post back.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Mike Luo

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
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    Mike Luo [MSFT], Oct 30, 2007
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  5. How are things going? I have not heard back from you in a few days and
    wanted to check on the status of the problem. Please let me know how the
    troubleshooting steps turned out.

    Mike Luo

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
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    Mike Luo [MSFT], Nov 2, 2007
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