sbs 2003 client's printer driver problem
Posted on 2009-04-22
I have 6 Brother HL5240 printers attached to clients on my SBS 2003 R2 network. All the printers are shared and listed in the directory.
5 clients are running XP Pro, and using the Brother recommended XP driver v3.16
I recently installed a new PC, running Vista Business, and connected another HL5240 printer locally to it. I had to use a newer Vista specific driver v3.24. This printer was then shared also.
The problem I have is that one of my existing XP Pro clients has decided to start using the Vista Driver. The user started having problems printing from multiple applications on this particular client, and the driver is indeed the vista one v3.24, which must have been installed via the server.
Realising this, I cleared all the printer drivers from the XP client, installed the older v3.16 XP specific driver, and then added in the printers again. This resolved the matter for 2 days. Then, on the third day, the XP client changed again to the newer Vista driver v3.24. Can anyone advise how I can get this resolved once and for all? My concern is that other clients will start moving to the newer driver too, causing further problems.