Windows 7 Printing AD

Posted on 2012-08-28
Last Modified: 2013-01-06
Hello All
I have a printer server on AD that is running windows server 2003
client machines that are upgraded to Windows 7 when adding a printer are greeted with the error
Windows cannot connect to the printer. No printers were found.
what is the way around this without adding the printer to the client machine?
Question by:Seanie_
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    Accepted Solution

    do yoou have printers on print server shared?
    share printers on print server
    add win 7 drivers (x64 or x86, depands on your win7 machines)
    from win7 machine browse \\printserver
    right click on the printer and click connect...

    Author Comment

    Hi there
    Yes the printers are shared on the machine
    the printers are installed on the server 2003 machine and shared
    how can i install Win 7 drives also?

    can you add multiple drivers for one printer for the client machines?
    LVL 19

    Assisted Solution

    drivers you should add on printserver for each printer, then when client is connecting the printer appropriate driver (based on OS and architecture) is downloaded from prinserver and installed.
    You can do this on prinserver in printers and faxes, right click on desired printer, click Properties, Sharing tab and in Additional drivers you can see which drivers are already installed and add new if needed

    Author Comment

    Hi there
    When i go to additional drivers there is no option for windows 7 only xp and before.
    i upgraded to R2 print server and this has not fixed the issue.
    can someone please advise

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