Installing printers from a Windows 2008 64 bit server to vista 32bit and XP32bit clients.
Posted on 2012-04-13
I am working on a network that has mixed OS environments. I have a server 2008 R2 64 bit server. The server is my print server and I push out printers through a logon script called kix start. I have got the Vista 32bit clients to work but still unable to get printers to install on the XP 32bit clients either through the logon script or manually. The printer I am currently working on is a Xerox Workcentre 7132. I have tried many steps already to get the 32bit drivers on the server, including installing the printer from a Vista 32bit machine. Even after successfully getting the printer to install on a 32bit Vista client, when I go to "Additional drivers" under the sharing properties of the printer on the server shouldn't the x86 Type 3-UserMode say "Yes" under the installed column? One thing I have found is that I need to use the same version of the drivers. I don't think they exist? So part of my question is, can this even be done with this printer and is not is there another option.