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Setting up Direct IP printing to network printers

Posted on 2014-12-01
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I need to set up a thin client device so that the local administrator account (on the device) has direct IP printing to about 20 network printers. The device is running Windows 7 embedded, 64 bit.

OK, so I am finding that we have not been real good about putting network printer drivers in a central location over the years..so it would require me hunting down most of the drivers in order to install each printer.

I thought I had a great idea, that being to add the device to our domain and login with my credentials and load each printer using the add network printer wizard and pulling the driver down from the print servers we have.  That worked in that I was able to install all of the drivers that way.

My assumption was, that by doing that, I was actually installing the drivers on the device itself and that they would then be available to windows.  So I thought I could then log out, log back in as the local administrator again, and install the printers by IP and that windows would then automatically find the correct driver (on the device) and load it..(checkbox: 'Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use').... but I afinding this does not happen.  

I am still prompted to download the driver or browse to it, etc... Windows does not see that it is already installed.

Was I incorrect in my  thinking of how this would work, or am I missing a step somewhere?
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Yes, the drivers you pull from the Windows server are slightly different in design than those you use for the default TCP (or HP Jetdirect) ports. Therefore your correct method is to still install them all by downloading them seperately from the official sites (and then installing it as admin). The drivers then do not have to be downloaded again when a user needs to install the printer. The user still has to connect to the printer though (and select TCP ip port, and driver)
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