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Install win 2008 R2 64Bits printer driver to Windows 2008 32Bits

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Greetings,

I have a printer server on a windows 2008 32Bits edition. I need to add the 64bits printer drive to it to map my printer on my new Windows 2008 R2 server.

My printer is a Brother MFC-8460N and the only suitable driver for windows 2008 R2 is this one : BR-Script driver(Postscript language emulation)

So this is what I tried.

1- open the printer shared folder from the windows 2008 R2 and add the new 64 bits driver into the print server proprieties.

2- Try to directly map the printer into the windows 2008 R2 and provide the driver manually when it asks for.

I alway get an error

Unable to install Brother MFC-8460N BR-Script3, Type 3 - User Mode, x64 driver. Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000242).

Can you help me out with this ?

Thank you
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by:moon_blue69
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hi

You want to access a printer installed on a 32 bit from a 64 bit 2008?

go to the printer properties and under sharing include the additional driver for 64 bit? is the processor Itanium?? or pentium? That can make a difference.

secondly check the printer permissions as well
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by:tblinc
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The server is an Intel Xeon.

I'm currently logged in with the domain admin.
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by:tblinc
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You want to access a printer installed on a 32 bit from a 64 bit 2008? (R2)

Yes, this is correct.
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by:moon_blue69
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Hi

Are you sure the printer driver you have used is the right one. Can you attach the printer directly on the 64bit use the same driver and see if you can print.
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by:tblinc
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I'm able to print from the 2008 R2 server when I map the printer using it's IP address. But I want to map the printer with a share.
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by:tblinc
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Thank you, this is what solve the trouble:

Please note however that both x86 and x64 drivers must have the exact same name! "HP LaserJet 2200 PCL 6" and "HP LaserJet 2200 PCL6" are regarded as totally different drivers! If they have the same name, they will appear automatically in additional drivers for both architectures in your printer's sharing properties.
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Glad that it is solved
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