Windows cannot Connect to the Printer
Posted on 2010-09-17
I am using Windows Server 2008 to share an HP LaserJet 5200 network printer. The workstations are using Windows 7 64 bit. I have no problem adding the printer to the workstations when I browse to the server, right click on the printer and click Connect.
I recently upgraded the printer driver from HP Universal Postscript v5.0 to v5.1. I can still connect to the printer on new workstations and on machines that already have the printer installed. My problem occurs when I remove the printer from a workstation that already has it.
As soon as I do this and try to connect to the printer again, I get the usual pop up that says "Downloading the Driver", but then an error box pops up with the title "Connect to printer" and and error message that says "Windows cannot connect to the printer".
I have tried to completely remove the printer driver on the workstations by going to server properties, drivers tab, and deleting the driver. I still cannot connect to the printer.
Any thoughts on how to resolve this?
Thanks in advance for your reply.