Solved

How to install printer driver on Windows Server without having printer present

Posted on 2013-01-11
4
621 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-28
I need suggestions on how to install the LaserJet P1005 driver into Windows 2003 (terminal server) without actually having the printer physically connected to the server.

A remote user has the P1005 connected to their local machine and wants to print to it during their TS session.  Naturally, the only driver I'm finding runs through a wizard that inevitably comes to the "plug in USB cable and power on printer."

How can I get past this?
0
Comment
Question by:plt63640
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:swiftny
swiftny earned 250 total points
ID: 38768605
I had similar issue, and simply went to task manager and killed task for the install. By then, printer drivers are already in place, and HP installer simply wants to make sure that drivers install by plugging in the printer.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:IKtech
ID: 38768632
Open printers and faxex from control panel.  Click file.  Click server properties.  Click on the drivers tab.  Click add and browse to the driver you want to install.  My guess is when you run the HP installer the first thing it does is extract files to a temp location or one you specify.  You might need to extract the files some place easy to get to like the c drive and then when you add the driver you should be able to find it relatively easy.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Dr47
ID: 38768654
Using 7-Zip you should be able to extract the driver files from the .exe instead of using the wizard. Or you could use one of the other suggested approaches of running the wizard and hunting the driver files down.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
kiruba_jkl earned 250 total points
ID: 38769563
Try HP universal Print driver - install the same in client system & share the new printer,connect it on server  

Hope Issues resloved
0

Featured Post

Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Domain Share problems 5 48
Permanently disable Server 2012 hiberfil.sys file 3 92
Windows 2003 PDC Trust Root Certificate About to Expire 5 41
Bizarre hard disk problem 15 107
Have you considered what group policies are backwards and forwards compatible? Windows Active Directory servers and clients use group policy templates to deploy sets of policies within your domain. But, there is a catch to deploying policies. The…
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration of the Data Protection Manager product. Note that this demonstration was prepared on the basis of Windows OS is 2008 R2 and DPM 2010. DATA PROTECTI…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now