troubleshooting Question

Adding Additional Drivers on a 2008 Print Server

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It just seems I'm going around in circles in trying to add Additional drivers to a printer shared on a Win 2008 print server. I've tried drivers, Universal print drivers. It seems I've tried everything with no luck.

Ok to start, I downloaded a 64 bit driver to install the printer (HP 4050n) on the server itself. This went fine... If I try to print directly from the server no problem. The printer is shared.

I then opened the properties of the printer, clicked on the Sharing Tab, and clicked on Additional drivers (I need clients to be able to print from XP and Win7 machines).
Put a Check mark in the x86 box and clicked OK..

This Provided a driver box pops up and I browse to the downloaded HP XP/Win7 driver.  No matter what I do, I get the message to the effect "The specified location doesn't contain the driver HP Laserjet HP 4050 PCL5 for the requested processor architecture"

What am I doing wrong here? Any help is much appreciated..
Joseph Daly

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