x64 print drivers on x86 Print Server

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Sean Donnelly, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. I am running a Windows 2003 Std 32 bit version (running AMD 64bit
    processors). I have a handful of graphics workstations running 64 bit Windows
    XP that need to connect to the print server as we track through 3rd party
    software printing for cost control. I have tried to first load the 32 bit
    version of say an HP 8100 PCL 6 driver, and then load the 64 bit version of
    the same HP 8100 PCL 6 driver. It will not load if I go into the sharing tab
    and load additional drivers for x64 as it tells me the folder where the x64
    driver is located does not contain information on the driver. If Igo through
    server properties and attempt to load the driver it finds the print driver,
    but as it begins to load it tells me it needs the Windows Server 2003 x64
    Disc as it's looking for the NTPRINT.inf from the AMD64 dir. I do have the
    media and I put it into the drive, but it keeps telling me it cannot locate
    the file!

    Can anyone please provide me with proper steps on loading 64 bit drivers on
    a 32 bit OS, or tell me if this will even work?

    Thank you,
    Sean Donnelly, Feb 15, 2008
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  2. Charlie Russel - MVP, Feb 15, 2008
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