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Old 03-02-2007
jsmall@visinet.com.au
 

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Hp 7100 with Vista and print server
Hi,

We have a Windows 2003 print server. It shares an HP7100 using the HP
manufacturer supplied driver.

This printer maps to Windows XP without issue.

When mapping to Windows Vista however, we get spooler crashes, and a
general consensus that the driver is incompatible.

HP haven't released an updated driver- instead, they have indicated
the driver is built into Vista. This does work- if you install the
printer locally to a network port and add the driver we DO see the
printer working.

This is terribly inconvenient when I need to add a new printer to 50
PCs, etc, and ordinarily would have it run from the logon script.

I have tried various options, such as going to the Windows 2003 server
and attempting to upgrade the driver, pointing it at \\vistapc\c$
\windows\inf but it doesn't seem to like the driver.

How can I share this driver out?

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Old 03-02-2007
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RE: Hp 7100 with Vista and print server
the driver files in Vista are staged in
\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\prn*

there is a different prn?????? directory for each vendor.

there is also an ntprint.inf directory

"jsmall@visinet.com.au" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We have a Windows 2003 print server. It shares an HP7100 using the HP
> manufacturer supplied driver.
>
> This printer maps to Windows XP without issue.
>
> When mapping to Windows Vista however, we get spooler crashes, and a
> general consensus that the driver is incompatible.
>
> HP haven't released an updated driver- instead, they have indicated
> the driver is built into Vista. This does work- if you install the
> printer locally to a network port and add the driver we DO see the
> printer working.
>
> This is terribly inconvenient when I need to add a new printer to 50
> PCs, etc, and ordinarily would have it run from the logon script.
>
> I have tried various options, such as going to the Windows 2003 server
> and attempting to upgrade the driver, pointing it at \\vistapc\c$
> \windows\inf but it doesn't seem to like the driver.
>
> How can I share this driver out?
>
>

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Old 03-05-2007
jsmall@visinet.com.au
 

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Re: Hp 7100 with Vista and print server
Hi,

On Mar 3, 9:38 am, Alan Morris [MSFT] <Alan Morris
[MSFT]@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> the driver files in Vista are staged in
> \windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\prn*


I tried pointing the Windows 2003 server to this folder, and
installing the driver. It complained that "a core driver package could
not be found".

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Old 03-05-2007
Alan Morris [MSFT]
 

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Re: Hp 7100 with Vista and print server
Backup to ntprint.inf directory.

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<jsmall@visinet.com.au> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> On Mar 3, 9:38 am, Alan Morris [MSFT] <Alan Morris
> [MSFT]@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> the driver files in Vista are staged in
>> \windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\prn*

>
> I tried pointing the Windows 2003 server to this folder, and
> installing the driver. It complained that "a core driver package could
> not be found".
>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
>



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