Sharing Network Printers from a 64-bit Server

I am running a W2K8 Standard server but have a mix of 32-bit and 64-bit workstations. Do I have to essentially add two printers to the server (32-bit and 64-bit) to accomodate all workstations or are people just adding 32-bit printers to the server and sharing them to the workstations regardless of whether the workstation is 32-bit or 64-bit?
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jimbecherAsked:
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AnuroopsunddConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you just require to add additonal drivers.

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1.Right-click the printer to which you want to add additional printer drivers, and then click Manage Sharing.
2.Click Additional Drivers. The Additional Drivers dialog box appears.

3.Select the check box of the processor architecture for which you want to add drivers. In your instance this would be x64.
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jimbecherAuthor Commented:
In playing a little I see that. Almost the same as on a W2K3 server. I think the problem I am running it to is that HP does a pretty horrid job of keeping up with printer drivers. I'll keep playing. Thanks!
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
Welcome.. have a nice day..
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Michael DyerConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems Support AnalystCommented:
One more thing to consider - Server 2008 added a new feature in printer properties called "Render Print jobs on Client Computer" - sometimes you have to turn this off or it causes issues on your older workstations.
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