I need some help. We are a school district is 99.5% Windows XP. We are trying to transition to Windows 7 and I'm having problems. What is the best way to install network printers? We have a 2003 server that we use as our print server. (it's a virtual server) The test machine is using Windows 7 x64. I have gone into the print server and made sure it had x86 and x64 drivers. When I try to add the printer on the Win 7 machine, I get the message that Windows cannot connect to the printer. Error is "Operation failed with error 0x000007e". Googling is not helping. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Here are some details:
Windows 2003 print server
HP 9050 and HP 4100 printers (some use the 9050 driver some use the HP Universal PS driver)
For XP, we have a script in Group Policy that installs the printers
We have a 2008 server doing the Group Policy Management. The print server is 2003
Error message is: Windows cannot connect to the printer. Error code is 0x0000007e