Printer redirect trouble

Printer:
HP Laserjet 1320 (locally installed on PC using USB)

PC:
Windows 8 - 64bit (I dont think its possible to join the domain with the current OS on the PC, but not entirely sure)

Server:
Windows Server 2003 R2 Std SP2 - 32bit (used as a "Terminal Server")

The user has changed his PC from a XP 32 bit PC to this one. The printer worked just fine on XP.

The user connects to the server with mstsc.

Printerdriver installed on the PC is "HP Universal driver pcl5-x64-5.6.5.15717"

When the user logs on to the server I see this after a while:

error
(Before this the Status will be "Opening" - then "Unable to connect".)

I'm not sure what driver (if any) is installed on the server since I'm new to this client.

I did try to run the "Terminal Server Printer Driver Redirection Wizard"

redirect wizard
and the only driver I found that resembled this users printer was "HP Universal Printing PCL 5" I did the following redirect:

\system32\TSPDRW\NTPrintSubs

[Version]
signature="$CHICAGO$"
 
[Printers]
"HP Universal Printing PCL 5" = "hp LaserJet 1320 PCL 5e"

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Reboot the server and reconnected the client PC. But it did not help.

Any ideas/help appreciated! :)
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wolfcamelCommented:
I used to see this a lot - 32bit terminal server doesn't like to redirect to a 64bit printer driver - I ended up using a pdf printer as a messy solution.
If you can install the 32bit printer drivers on the client PC you may well solve it.
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tsnironeAuthor Commented:
Ok, I'll try the 32-bit one on the client PC and post the result. Thanks! :)
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ZabagaRCommented:
This person here has your exact problem and it looks like a viable solution is posted in response. Check this link:

http://serverfault.com/questions/54781/problem-adding-windows-7-64-bit-print-drivers-to-a-32-bit-windows-2003-print-ser
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tsnironeAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay.

Wolfcamel - Unfortunately when I tried to install the 32bit driver on the client PC the driver-install refused saying it could not be installed on a 64bit system.

And thanks ZabagaR - those were some nice ideas however, what I ended up doing was:

Solution:

Sharing the printer locally on the PC and then adding the shared printer on the server rather than using the Print Redirect. This seems to be working nicely except I got some messages that the client experienced that the printer would (sometimes) print out completely black pages. But thats another issue.

Thanks for your help though! :)
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tsnironeAuthor Commented:
Reason for accepting my own comment as the solution is because I managed to find the solution myself and none of the provided solutions helped.
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