server 2008 x64 and 32 bit drivers...
Posted on 2010-09-06
I got a CM2320 HP network printer, and a M3035 network printer. I run these off a printserver running windows server 2008 X64 STD. edition.
How do I make it so that the 32 bit drivers are already on the server and gives them out when someone tries to connect to it.
I followed this guide that made you use a windows xp computer, you found the server on the network and then found a folder called "Printers and faxes", right hand click the printer in question (using a printer admin capable user account), choose properties and then sharing, and through there if I told it to upload winxp 32 drivers it did it beutifully.
Problem is that everyone who already was attached to the printers now had to reinstall the printer driver, which was a windows XP 32 driver (all my computers use Windows 7 except a few that are too weak to run it).
So how do I do the same thing in windows 7?
All my workstations can use the printers fine IF you install the drivers via teh CD and then attach the network printer via the server using the same pre-installed drivers. I would like for the printer to spit out the win7 compatible drivers instead...