Using HP LaserJet 1300 shared by Win2k3 32-bit from Vista 64-bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by David LeBlanc, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. I'm unable to map a share from my 64-bit Vista system to my Win2k3 server.
    Tells me it doesn't have the right driver. Called HP, told them the system
    was well out of warranty, they yanked me around, made me get the serial
    number, told me it was out of warranty (which I'd JUST told them), and they
    then offered to sell me another printer or charge me $40 for one call. I'm
    not happy with their lack of support - last HP printer I'll ever buy.

    So I then moved the printer to another Vista-64 system on my network,
    installed it there (works fine), mapped the share from my 64-bit system, it
    prints, all good. My thinking is that now that the printer driver is
    installed, I ought to be able to move it back to the server where it belongs
    and re-map the share. No joy - still tells me that the server has the wrong
    drivers, though I obviously have the right ones locally now.

    Seems like there should be some work-around for this... Maybe I should just
    move it back to the Vista system.
    David LeBlanc, Nov 22, 2007
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  2. The driver names must match exactly. If they do not match you can't make an
    RPC connection.

    Does HP have an x64 driver that matches the 32bit driver installed on the
    server machine? You can install the x64 driver on 32bit for use by the x64
    client when the names match.

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Nov 26, 2007
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  3. HP does have an x64 driver, but the install is a .exe, so you can't easily
    figure out what to copy where, nor do they have a driver set that is meant
    for server use which will install both.

    David LeBlanc, Nov 27, 2007
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