Copy a printer in Windows Server 2008

Hi,

I have a printserver, Windows Server 2008 R2 standard. I need a copy of one of the installed printers. This copy must be installed on the same server, just with another name and different settings.

If i install the same printer on ip address, i can't choose the same driver. Only choose from a default list, or click 'have disk'.

Can someone help me with this?
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SvenIAAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you give the printer a different name, you should be able to use the same driver. That always works for me.

If you have the printer install program, just install it again.
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SvenIAAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply.

I click 'add printer'. Then i choose the printer i want to copy. After that it shows the message below. I can change the name, but no printer queue is added.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have not heard of that Printer / Driver. Perhaps it does not install correctly as a driver. What I described works for HP and Xerox drivers.

Can you run the printer install again?  That is from the install file or CD?
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SvenIAAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@SvenIA  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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