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Easiest way to add a Network Printer sbs2003

Posted on 2009-04-30
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Just wondering which is the most effective way of adding a network printer.
I have sbs2003 and the client PC's are vista Ultimate.
I added the printer driver to the server and shared it from there. The client PC's have picked up the printer via IP / Hostname and they are each asking for the printer driver to be installed. Is this usual as I thought they would utilise the driver from the server as thats where its shared from.
Question by:Matt-
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Expert Comment

ID: 24268747
Hi Matt,

You must install the Vista printer driver on the server via Printers->File->Printer Server Properties go to the Drivers flap and add it.


Author Comment

ID: 24270218
The client computers are still asking for the driver to be installed, even though its installed on the server. They can see the printer after adding via IP. The clients are running vista ultimate.

Accepted Solution

weben74 earned 2000 total points
ID: 24270555
Sorry for the delay Matt,

Two other ways to add vista drivers on a 2003 server (my previous indication was not correct to Vista, excuse me):

1 - The last post on this treat: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23725555.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+2003+driver+printer+vista+window 

2 - The first method on this web is different: http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2008/09/19/installing-windows-vista-print-drivers-on-windows-server-2003.aspx



Author Closing Comment

ID: 31576357
Good comprehensive and informative answer. Thank you.

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