need to deploy network printer to winxp and win7 clients - using GP Preferences
Posted on 2010-09-15
Hello guys and as always thanks for your time and expertise.
I need to deploy two network printers to mostly winxp clients but some win7 clients. I'm using GP Preferences (user side of GP) and the deployment works fine on the winxp clients. However, the deployment has been unsuccessful on the win7 side.
The drivers for these printers on the server are winxp 32bbit and when I look at event viewer on the win7 clients there is an error in the app log that the printer driver for the machine is not installed and so the deploy failed.
I guess my question is how do I deploy this printer to a combination of winxp and win7 clients. We've been primarily a winxp shop so I'm not sure how best to proceed. Anyway, you recommendations and input is greatly appreciated.