?
Solved

Server 2008 64 bit with 32 bit clients - installing printers

Posted on 2010-09-22
7
Medium Priority
?
371 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I've seen this asked before and I've tried to set it up accordingly, however I keep getting architecture errors when trying to install 32 bit drivers.

I downloaded 64 and 32 bit Server 2003 and Server 2008 drivers but none of the 32 bit are working. Tried to install just as a 32 bit, but no go. When I try to add additional drivers, I get the architecture warning and it fails.

Any ideas?
Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:dsmjeff
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Darryl Allen
ID: 33734044
It's my understanding that you can't install 32bit drivers on a 64bit system.

What printers are you using that don't provide 64bit drivers?
0
 

Author Comment

by:dsmjeff
ID: 33734062
There all HP. Hp provides 64 bit drivers, however the clients (32 bit) can't install them. I tried "additional" drivers, but something isn't right.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Darryl Allen
ID: 33734096
If the server is hosting the printers, then it's the one that runs the drivers.  They shouldn't need to be installed locally.

So the server can print to the printers using the 64bit drivers, but when you try to add a shared printer to a 32bit machine it won't let you?
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 

Author Comment

by:dsmjeff
ID: 33734115
Correct - The machines get there drivers from the Server...
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Darryl Allen earned 2000 total points
ID: 33734193
See if this thread doesn't help you:

http://www.msserveradmin.com/32bit-printer-drivers-on-an-x64-windows-2008-print-server/

There does seem to be a way around this, especially with HP printers, because of the way they name their drivers.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dsmjeff
ID: 33734237
That might work. Thanks! I'll try it tonight.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:dsmjeff
ID: 33769500
Installed the driver from the client machine. Downloaded both universal (32/64) to the Server. Installed 64's first, then from the 32 bit clients, installed the 32 bit. Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
A 2007 NCSA Cyber Security survey revealed that a mere 4% of the population has a full understanding of firewalls. As business owner, you should be part of that 4% that has a full understanding.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question