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I am trying to deploy printers through Group Policy, The Client computer will not run the PushPrinterConnections.exe file.  It says that it is not a valid win32 Application.  I have read online to try a different version so I wanted to try the 32 bit version.  I cannot seem to find the file to extract on the server disks, any ideas on how to get this to work?
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by:arnold
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what system is spitting out the error? What is it running?

c:\windows\PMCsnap on a win2k3 R2 server
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The Client computer is the one that is throwing up the error.  the server is a 64 bit, the client is 32.  i am trying to figure out how to extract the pushprinterconnections off of a 32 bit install cd because microsoft doesnt have the install online.  
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9BFB44F5-232A-4FB5-BC14-45BFD81B7AC1&displaylang=en

Do you have 32bit media.  I think the file is on disk 2.  I'll check to see whether I can find the exe.
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I have the media, i just cant find the exe.  What i read on other forums was they created a virtual drive, and installed server on that, then copied it from there.  Thats what i am going to try now.  
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The EXE will be part of a CAB file on the R2 disk dealing with the print server install.  Have not had a chance yet to browse through the media. It is rather foolish that MS does not provide this exe in either an admin or support tool pack.
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Ok, I found pushprinterconnections.exe on the disk it is in the pmcmgmt auto extracting cab.  I have installed it, and it does run but it still wont push the printer.   In the log file the last line says

"Failed to deploy per user connection \\server_name\printer_name  the printer driver is unknown"

Any Ideas on this one?
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by:jasonlong
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Ok, I have it working.  Here is a rundown of everything that i did.  I  extracted the 32 bit version of PushPrinterConnections.exe from the pcmcmgmt cab file.  And to clear up the failed to deploy error, i had to install a 32 bit driver on the server instead of the 64 bit.  Thank you both for your help!
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sorry not both thank you for your help! :)
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