I need to set up a new file server and was contemplating perhaps moving up to the newer Windows 2008 64-bit operating system (as opposed to 2003 32-bit).
This server will also be running as a printserver, and in that regard I am not entirely clear on whether that means that I will need native Windows 2008 server printer drivers for it to work correctly.
All the clients who will be using the print queues will be running Windows XP professional 32/64 (NO Vista machines here), so I was hoping to be able to get away with only installing XP (and/or 2003) drivers. Naturally, when having to support older printers, the likelihood of finding Windows 2008-specific drivers (and 64-bit at that) are not as good as for finding XP/2003 drivers.
Can anybody tell me if I can make this work with just the XP/2003 drivers Im likely to be able to get a hold of? Or is it - unfortunately - an absolute necessity to have 2008 drivers?