which printer driver?

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Just a quick question.
I need to install a network printer HP LaserJet 3015dn.  This will be installed on a MS Server 2003 box so that other PCs can print to it.  The PCs in the environment are Windows 7 64bit PCs.  So the Server it will be installed on is Server 2003 32bit but the PCs printing to it will be Windows 7 64 bit.  Which drivers do I download from HP's site for the P3015 printer.  When it says "Select Operating System" on HP's site are they referring to the actual machine I install it on or for the users that will be printing to it?  I know if I was to install just a local TCPIP printer on the Windows 7 box it would obviously be Win 7 drivers but I am confused in this case.
Thank you.
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You will need to install the Server 2003 32bit driver on the server and then add the 64 bit driver (windows 7) in the Printer Properties - Sharing - Aditional drivers - thick x64 - press ok - on the window that open select the driver (windows 7 x64 ).

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thanks jrtec...so that's how that works.  Previously we had XP and used server 2003 as the print server and I just installed XP on Server 2003 and it always worked.  Probably because they were similar and nature and I was able to get away with it I'm guessing.
Let me just throw in one more thing.  HP also has these UNIVERSAL PRINT DRIVERS as a choice under each printer type.  Is there a benefit to just using that?  By using that maybe you don't have as many accessory options as if you used the specific model driver?
I appreciate your time.
Shawn

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The universal driver works for a large amount models. The benefit is that you use the same driver for many models. Just one driver to use.
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Thanks.  So instead of installing the Server 2003 32 bit print driver for the HP 3015 on the server and then adding in the additional Windows 7 64 bit driver do I install the UPD once when doing in on the server then I don't have to add in additional drivers.  So there would essentiall only be ONE print driver, UPD, on the server?
Thanks for any help.
Shawn

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Would have liked some more assistance.

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