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I have a Windows 2008 as a print server that is my print server for Windows 7 64-bit PCs
It also includes print drivers for Windows XP 32-bit. When I'm adding a new printer to a Windows XP 32-bit PC I cannot install printer off this server unless I reboot the server first. After a boot I am able to install printers on a Window XP 32-bit. After awhile I cannot. I just notice this yesterday. Any suggestions?
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Is the 2008 server 32 or 64-bit?
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I've occasionally had problems installing 32-bit drivers directly via the server console. They reference files from the Windows 32-bit media and they won't load. Here's another way that should work. From an XP workstation logged on as a domain administrator, Start->Run. Type in the \\<server name>, Click Ok. The window will list all the file shares and have an icon for printers. Double click the printers icon. It it will show all printers shared on the server. Now right click in the window but not on an icon. Select print server. Now notice at the top of the new window it should say the server name. On the drivers tab you should be able to install new drivers. Now any drivers you install are being installed to the server choosen. Note, can do this from an workstation OS that is logged on as administrator. I just referenced XP as that's what you mentioned.
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Thanks
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I've deployed a lot of 64-bit technology. I remember the learning curve. Oh what fun!
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