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How to install 32bit printer drivers on Windows 2008 Server 64 bit

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I have a Windows 2008 64 server that I am adding printers to for logon.bat reasons.

The issue I am having is both of my Xerox Phaser 7400's will not install the 32 Bit version of the drive, but the other printers do with no issue.

I know you need to install the 64 bit version then go into sharing and click additional drivers. When I do this, it asks for 32 Bit Driver, then NTPRINT.INF from a Windows x86

Used Windows 2003 32bit, Windows xp 32bit, Windows 7 32bit, but no luck. It keeps rejecting te x86 NTPRINT

 I have NOT tried Windows 2008 32bit though.

What is the correct method of getting this Phaser 7400 to go?

HP 4250 - Installed 64 + 32
Dell 3355 - Installed 64 + 32

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by:dbllp
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Well its Windows 2008, so why haven't you tried the Windows 2008 32 bit driver?  That should be the very first one to try.
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by:CincyItSolutions
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Have a look at the accepted answer in this thread. I have had to do this beofre and it has worked.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Peripherals/Printers_Scanners/HP/Q_23167078.html
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by:indsupport
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Fantastic

But who uses vista? I have maybe 1-2 Windows XP and the rest Windows 7
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by:CincyItSolutions
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It also works with Windows 7. I have only tried on a windows 7 client, not an xp client
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by:indsupport
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So windows 2008 dvd does not have i386 folder

Also, I tried that method with Windows 7 32. It install on the local machine, but nothing else. Does not do anything for the server itself.
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by:jrtec
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Hi,
some manufactureres dont supply all the required files in the drivers for that.
attached you will find a way to do that. at least it works for some brands.
For Lexmark that file is obtained from the universal driver of the same type (ex: PCL).
Lexmarl: http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&segment=SUPPORT&locale=en&userlocale=EN&id=SO5007&productCode=OPTRA_SC_1275&actp=TOP_DOCS

If the atached instructions dont work, maybe you shoul ask xerox.
adding-PS-driver-of-different-OS.doc
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