SBS 2011 Print Server 32bit clients on 64 bit server
Posted on 2012-03-31
This is just a general question about SBS 2011 acting as a print server. I have a couple of SBS 2011 servers at client sites and I find printing difficult.
Do I understand correctly that in order for a 32bit XP or 32 bit Windows 7 client to install printers directly from the 64bit SBS server is to have both 32 bit and 64 bit drivers installed for that printer? - And that the driver names must be identical?
Does that mean that if a printer does not have the "exact" same driver that it won't worK?
For example I have a site with a Xerox Phaser 8560MFP, the site has both 32 bit and 64 bit drivers but the file names are different, also have a Lexmark T522, HP LaserJet 2200.... I tried all the suggestions posted on the net but just couldn't install both 32 and 64 bit drivers on the server.
Some clarity around the whole 32 bit clients on 64 bit server would be great.