W98 print server but no driver for W2K

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Georgia Sam, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Georgia Sam

    Georgia Sam Guest

    We've got an old HP 7580B plotter. HP doesn't have a driver for W2K, only
    for W95 (&3.1). So I'm sharing the Plotter on a W95 machine. But how can a
    W2K Pro client print to that printer if no printer is available and a W95
    driver won't install on W2K.?
     
    Georgia Sam, Jun 9, 2005
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  2. If there is no driver included in Windows 2000 and none available then the
    Windows 2000 PC cannot print to it.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Jun 10, 2005
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  3. Windows 2000 comes with a generic driver for HP GL plotters. If you are
    willing to do some experimenting, you may find you can use that plotter from
    Windows 2000 Pro using the technique described at
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterNoPP.htm. At step 8, select
    Manufacturer: HP, Printers: Hewlett-Packard HP-GL/2 Plotter.
     
    Bruce Sanderson, Jun 10, 2005
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