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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    I've used the Windows Update option in printers to add all of the Microsoft supplied ones here, not had any that aren't on that list yet (it's huge!).

    Got HP 2300n, 2420n, 3005n, 3015n, 4200n, 4250n, 5550dn all working perfectly on R2 for the last year with x86 and x64 drivers. Bonus is that they are all signed too!

    In terms of new printers, I'd quite like to get some reconditioned 4200s, they are pretty indestructable. New ones like the 3015 are a bit plasticy.
    Cant find 3005n ones on the windows update catalogue. Are they made by MS or HP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Does windows update install the x86 ones too?
    some of those would be nice
    You can use an x86 Win 7 machine to connect to the server to add the x86 windows update ones.

    The 3005n is listed as a P3005 which is why you can't find it.

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    Thanks for all the help DMcCoy, got most of the drivers switched out now. The only ones I am really missing are for p2015 p2055 and cp3525 if any one knows where I can get *good* versions of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Thanks for all the help DMcCoy, got most of the drivers switched out now. The only ones I am really missing are for p2015 p2055 and cp3525 if any one knows where I can get *good* versions of these?
    P2015 I thought was part of the Win 7 catalogue, I have one connected to over the LAN at work in our Data Managers office and its on my PC in my office not via our print server and it just got them from the Net itself I thought

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    I've used the Windows Update option in printers to add all of the Microsoft supplied ones here, not had any that aren't on that list yet (it's huge!).

    Got HP 2300n, 2420n, 3005n, 3015n, 4200n, 4250n, 5550dn all working perfectly on R2 for the last year with x86 and x64 drivers. Bonus is that they are all signed too!

    In terms of new printers, I'd quite like to get some reconditioned 4200s, they are pretty indestructable. New ones like the 3015 are a bit plasticy.
    John Graham at ICT Direct has 4200's Reconditioned, I know as I've got a couple from him

    When you say used the update option to add them, are you manually connected to a Win 7 box or is there a box ive missed when looking on my 2008 R2 box?
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    I'm adding printer drivers first, with the print managment mmc. When you add there is a "windows update" option at the bottom of the usual list of MS supplied drivers. Use that and the list will be updated with quite a lot more (can take a little while to update the list).

    Things like the P3005 aren't on the list, as the drivers are shown as supplied by HP and not MS, although I think they are still available on the windows catalog, as I don't remember downloading them from HP. You get slightly different options when adding the driver during the printer install, which is where I think I got those ones.

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    Thanks for that I hadn't noticed that as most of mine are at the top of lists and have simple names hehe

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    John: you were correct, now all I need is good p2055 drivers (p2050 series) as the ones I have right now are borked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    P2015 I thought was part of the Win 7 catalogue, I have one connected to over the LAN at work in our Data Managers office and its on my PC in my office not via our print server and it just got them from the Net itself I thought
    Hmm it appears that p2015 might not be actually. I have searched the catalog and they have xp x64 etc but not 2008+ drivers. Can you double check who issued the drivers?

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