Print server drivers update
Posted on 2014-10-03
OK, here is my issue, I updated the drivers for all of my printers on our print server, all went well there. Now all of the printers on the workstations are saying driver update needed. If I select update driver, it acts like it is installing the driver but never does and will repeat about three times. If I do not select update driver, explorer.exe will crash. Admins are not having this issue, but are unable to update all of the printers. Most of the printers are user specific and admins do not see them. If they go into printserver properties on the workstation and try to install the driver, explorer.exe will crash. We have given users (teachers, not our students) rights to install printers which works fine for initial deployment of printer but not the update of the drivers at this point. Print server is a server 2008 x64 and about 98% of the workstations are win 7 x32. Right now all network printers are affected affected by this and essentially down.
All of the registry tricks that I have found online so far have made the issues by making the printer disappear and not come back at all and if we try to install the printer manually, it will give us a cannot install printer 0x0000007.