troubleshooting Question

Problem adding printer to Vista client using IIS print server

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Windows Server 2003Windows OSWindows Vista
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I have a Windows 2003 r2 x64 server with one of its roles being a Print Server. I have many XP Pro clients on the network who can browse to the network printers (http://servername/printers), and can connect with those printers without any problems. In this case, I am logged in as a Domain User only.

When I try to perform this same function on a Vista client, I get the error message stating "The drivers are not available for the current CPU platform. Please contact your administrator to install proper driver files on the server". Also logged in just as a Domain User.

If I log into this same Vista client as a Domain Admin, I can connect to the print just as I could on the XP Pro client, and the printer installs.

Also, logged into the Vista client as a Domain User, I can install the printer by going to Start - Control Panel - Printers - Add a Printer - Add network printer - The printer I wanted was not listed - Find a printer in the directory - Find now - and select the printer I want from the list.

Why will this not work as it did using XP Pro. I need the users to be able to connect to the printers using the http://servername/printers URL, and not the Add Printer Wizard.

Please advise.
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