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Adding Mac Printer Driver to Windows Print Server

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Is there anyway to add Mac printer driver to a Windows Print Server? So I can add printers from a Mac without having to download the drivers. Thanks!
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by:Herman D'Hondt
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As far as I know that is not possible. The best you can do is to save the driver files in a folder on the server, so you can download them from there.

BTW, the reverse (adding Windows drivers on a Mac server) is not possible either.
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Thanks hdhondt, thats what I have now - sharing the driver on a folder. Thanks again!
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If your printers support PostScript it can actually be rather simple. This Apple page shows how to install a Windows printer on a Mac. Note that you need to select the printer's PPD towards the end. A PPD (PostScript Printer Description) is a text file that tells the PS driver what the printer's features are. The PS driver itself is part of OSX. As the PPD is a text file you can point the Mac at the location of the Windows PPD, and that will work fine.
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