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SBS 2011 Standard Migration Problem - Network Printer

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  I just migrated a customer who was running a W2K3 Standard Server over to SBS 2011 Standard. Went well. They had a shared Laserjet 4250 (network printer) on their old server at 192.168.1.75 SBS 2011 came with a Laserjet 4250 driver so I installed and shared that at 192.168.1.75

   The problem I seem to be having is installing addition drivers for that printer so I can drop it on XP workstations. The choice I pick for addition drivers is X86 but everything I have downloaded generates an error about no drivers for the X86 architecture could be found. How and what drivers do I need to add to this printer so XP workstations will find it and let me drop it on them?
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Shreedhar EtteTechnical Manager
Top Expert 2010

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  Tried that first. Doesn't work. Anything specfic to SBS 2011? That was 2008 and it might make a difference...
Shreedhar EtteTechnical Manager
Top Expert 2010

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It should be the same.

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It isn't. Doesn't work. It went through the paces, not errors but no printer either.
Top Expert 2011
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The problem with these printer drivers is that both 64 bit and 32 bit must have the exact driver name and version if one character is different it won't install together. So you must download same type and version and install both drivers together.

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Thanks ronnypot. I deleted the driver that came with SBS and downloaded both the 32 abd 64 -bit from HP. Worked like a dream.
Top Expert 2011

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No problem! Printer drivers could be really tricky certain with older type printers.