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Server 2003 & HP Universal print driver x64

Discussion in 'Software' started by Apexes, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    Anyone had any crap with this aswell?

    Have a server running windows 2003, several printers/plotters attached - i need to install a driver for a HP DesignJet 1055 plotter - specifically for Windows 7 x64 machines to pull the driver down from the share and install it.

    Every driver HP provide will not work when trying to install the x64 version on the "Additional Drivers" section under the printer.

    Anyone come across this, or any idea how to resolve?
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  2. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    From memory from when a colleague had to do this on a recent migration you have to inject the driver from a machine that is running the version of the OS that the drive is for, quick search showed up:

    Installing x64 (additional drivers) for shared x86 print server on 2003 Server x86 sp2 (Help please):

    If I recall the resolution we used was running the Print Manager from the Win7 box.
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  3. jiggy

    jiggy Nibble Poster

    you have to make sure that you are using the 32 bit universal driver as well I have found else the 64 bit ones dont work. Well, actually I had this problem in reverse....2008 64 bit server and had problems with the 32 bit client. Problem was that we were trying to use a specific 32 bit driver but the universal 64 bit one. Once we used both universal 32 and 64 it all started working fine.
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  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Yeah, I have had to do that as well with a few migrations. Basically pull the driver from a machine with the driver to the server. Needs to be the same driver name.
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  5. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    Cheers guys, i'll give this a go tryin it from a client with it insalled manually.

    they work fine on server 2008, so if i still have issues i think this'll be the last step upgrading it from 2003
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