Installing old Minolta Printer on SBS2011 Essentials
Posted on 2013-02-02
I'm afraid I know what the "right" answer to this is (buy a new printer), but ... a client has a fairly expensive (but 10+ year old) Minolta Magicolor 2200 printer that worked fine on SBS2003. They have recently moved to a new server with SBS 2011 Essentials, and we can't seem to get the drivers and software installed. I supect the drivers and software are just too old (and 32 bit), as the installation screen says it supports W95, W98, ME, NT4.0 and W2000.... We get to the point where it's trying to install the driver(s) and locate the printer on the network (it's a network connected printer), but it never "sees" the printer. I've tried to install it as a "regular" printer from the "printer wizard", but it doesn't list this printer as a known printer. I've searched the web for updated drivers and software with no luck.
So, while the answer may be to finally replace this printer, we'd sure like to know if there's some way to force it to work in SBS2011. Ideas ?