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How do I install x86 driver on a 2012 R2  printer server?

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Hi all,

Trying to add additional drivers for a 32bit Win7 client but i get a incompatible driver message when trying to add additional drivers.

I've done this before is there an issue with doing this with 2008?
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by:McKnife
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"With 2008" -? The title says 2012 R2.
If there's no other driver available and it worked on the same server OS before, then It's weird. please feedback.
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by:Matt
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Sorry no I meant 2012. Im trying to complete this on 2012 print server. I remember having issues before with 2008 but I managed to fudge it somehow.
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by:McKnife
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So that very driver worked on 2008 before? Then it will work on 2012 R2 as well.
Try to do it from remote, connect to your print server through print management  printmanagement.msc and it will work out to add drivers from there, I am sure.
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by:Matt
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McKnife. I am aware of the process of adding drivers to the server. What Im saying is that the server is refusing to take x86 drivers. Complaining that you cant install 32bit drivers on a 64bit server.
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by:Matt
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SreRaj

Ive already followed the procedure the link refers to. The part where you tick the x86 box and choose the driver it errors.
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fixed by unticking the x64 and only ticking the x86 then choosing the 32 bit driver.
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by:McKnife
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"I am aware of the process of adding drivers to the server." - please re-read what I proposed. I am talking about a different process, not that process that you use but from remote. I have done this with many print servers from remote, including 2012 R2 and added x86 and x64 drivers for many models, it always worked that way, while at the same time it sometimes did not work using the server itself. So the remote method is preferred.
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by:Matt
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This is the fix.
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