XP does not understand the decorated infs for x64.
The 32bit and 64bit driver names have to match exactly in order for the
32bit clients to get the 32bit drivers from the server
I avoid the Universal drivers from any vendor since my preference is a
driver that has the configuration options for the specific device rather
than a bunch that are not supported on the device.
I would use the driver included in Server 2008 to create the print queue,
then open Manage Sharing in printmanagement.msc to install the 32bit
additional driver and point to a Vista machine (or Server 2008 x86) to get
when prompted for core drivers point to
Windows Printing Team
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"Skoch" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello Alan and thank you a lot for your prompt reply
> Is the x64 machine using the Universal driver? If it is not, the 32
> clients cannot create an RPC connection to the print share.
> -I downloaded and tried to add the universal driver to the print server
> role, but when i try to do this, the server refueses to accept the
> drivers like described in my initial posting.
> Are you adding the driver on the x64 machine pointing to 32bit unidrv
> or are you adding the 32bit driver remotely to the x64 machine using a
> Till now I attempted to add the printer from the client computer, using
> the add printer wizard of XP. It all looks quite fine until the machine
> wants to install the driver - a error msg "the server has not the
> correct drivers" (or close to this) installed.
> Any help is much appreciated.
> TIA and beste Regards