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HP "Universal Printer Driver" on a W2K8 Server

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I think HP need to re-thing their customer support. 2008 has been out for four years not and for some reason HP is still in the dark ages on their printer drivers. Anyway.....

   I set up a W2K Standard server the other day and am trying to set up shared printers. I started with a CP2025DN. The only versions of x64 and x86 drivers needed for supporting workstations was their "Universal Printer Driver". So I set up the printer on the server (IP Based), installed both the x64 and x86 drivers and it looked OK until....

   They turned on the printer this morning and I went in (on the server) to Printer Properties then clicked on Device Settings. It closed the printer properties windows. Can't do much of anything to it from the server. Every time I click on Device Setting the property window closes. It worked fine until they actually turned on the printer :)

   Leave it to HP. I guess they were just too busy to write printer drivers so they put out this "Universal Printer Driver" to cut corners and boy did they. Anyone have any ideas how to get this fixed? Any tips?
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Hi. I agree on what you say about that unidriver!
Please uninstall the drivers using print management, delete the shared printer and start over after reading my solution at http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_27650819.html#37773884
But this time: turn on the printer before installing.
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