Server 2003 64 Bit Printer Drivers Install Update
We have quite a few hp printers and I noticed now they all use the HP Universal printer driver which I added to the printer server serveR but when someone on win7 64 bit tries to install the printer they still get an error that says no driver was found on the server for this printer. I don't have any problems with our canon's and Dells but they supply a driver for each model unlike hp who is going to this universal driver route which frankly I don't like.
If you go to your Printer Properties and look on the 'Sharing' tab, you will find a button called "Additional Drivers". HP publishes a Universal Driver for bit as well. You need to make sure that the driver versions for the x64 version are identical to those of the currently installed driver.
You can't use the 5. They have to be identical. You also can't mix and match printer-specific drivers with a UPD for the same printer. Again, the drivers must match exactly other than platform architecture. Problem adding Windows 7 bit print drivers to a bit Windows print server. Thank you for your interest in this question.
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How to add HP 64 bit printers for printers that use universal printer driver to server Ask Question. Dave M 4, 7 24 Luma 1, 2 15 Singer Jan 8 '12 at In my experience, most HP printers do have model-specific drivers if you look for them. Follow sysadmin's steps while logged in as a domain admin doesn't need to a domain admin but it needs a level of access higher than a regular user on a Windows 7 64 bit computer.
If you actually read what I wrote you will see that the universal driver is not accepted by the server for that printer model. I need the actual printer driver instead of this universal driver but HP does not list it on it's website. Luma Then you should revise your question, it sounds like you're trying to figure out how to load bit drivers on a bit Server install, not trying to find drivers for a specific model of printer. Problem adding Windows 7 bit print drivers to a bit Windows print server And for HP printer you can also use separate driver for each printer model.
How to: Add 64-bit print drivers on 32-bit Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 print server
How to find a compatible printer driver for a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows
This conversation is currently closed to new comments. I know it's a stupid question to ask of you, but you'd be surprised how many people try to install drivers on a server when the spooler service is disabled or not running and then run into issues like this. Yes it is, and I've verified that the spooler service is running in the Services applet. I've also tried removing and re-adding the role via the "Manage my Server" wizard. If your workstations are running 32 bit version of XP, then you'll need to install the 32 bit version of the printer driver, even though the server is running a 64 bit OS. Always look at the printers from the point of view of the desktops and what's compatible with them. I cannot install the printers using the Add Printer wizard. If I try this I get "The specified location does not contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the location contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for xbased systems" as an error message. It worked like a champ. Is it possible that the previous drivers were somehow corrupted and are stuck in a cache somewhere?