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Using the print server role in windows server 2008

I have added the print server role to a windows 2008 server. I have been installing a number of printers for our users to access. The drivers are installed on the server and when a user wishes to add a networked printer using \\server\hp4350 the driver is supposed to install on the users machine. Instead I receive the following error on the user's pc. " The server for the HP 4350 Laser Printer does not have the correct printer driver installed. If you want to search for the proper driver click OK."

I was able to resolve this issue with an HP 4000 by trying different print drivers until one worked, but I am having the same issue with every printer I try to install.
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tigermattCommented:

What operating system are your end-user workstations running? Chances are, if they are not running Vista, the driver you install on the server is not compatible on the workstation. To work around this, you'd have to go into the 'Sharing' tab on the Printer Properties and use the option to specify additional drivers, entering in 2000/XP drivers from the manufacturer as appropriate.

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JuneaucountyAuthor Commented:
we have all xp clients. I have tried what you suggested with two printers, a dell 5310n and a hp 4350, the server refuses to accept the dell drivers and keeps prompting me with (see attached image), the 4350 gives me "The specified location does not contain the driver hp laserjet 4350 pcl 5 for the requested processor architecture". I have verified that both drivers i download are the drivers for windows xp x86.

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tigermattCommented:

What about if you try the same procedure, but from a Windows XP client instead? Go to a workstation where the printer is mapped, and follow the same procedure. See if that works, as it should do :-)

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JuneaucountyAuthor Commented:
Yes thanks, that worked, but I think we might move our printer server to a 2003 box where we dont have to take this extra step. Thank you for your comments and insight.
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JuneaucountyAuthor Commented:
thank you
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tigermattCommented:

Glad it's working!
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