+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, 2008 R2 over 2008 - Print queues in Technical; Hi Just wondering if I am correct in thinking there is no point moving to 2008 r2 over 2008 for ...
  1. #1

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,661
    Thank Post
    901
    Thanked 1,317 Times in 800 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    444

    2008 R2 over 2008 - Print queues

    Hi
    Just wondering if I am correct in thinking there is no point moving to 2008 r2 over 2008 for print queues etc?
    I cant find out if they added anything to r2 for printers.

    Cheers

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Rotherham
    Posts
    1,678
    Thank Post
    122
    Thanked 126 Times in 102 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    If you've got 2k8 32 bit, as 2k8R2 is 64bit only expect pain.

  3. Thanks to Stuart_C from:

    ZeroHour (21st May 2010)

  4. #3

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,661
    Thank Post
    901
    Thanked 1,317 Times in 800 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    444
    I think your still able to deploy 32bit drivers I would expect but yet, unless there was a killer feature I am not planning to bother.

    Cheers

  5. #4

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,143
    Thank Post
    863
    Thanked 2,695 Times in 2,285 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    772
    You can still add 32bit drivers for deployment to 32bit clients on an R2 server you just need to use the 64bit ones for the server itself. I don't think that there are any major improvements between the two but I have found my r2 server much better at talking to my 64bit clients than a 2003 one. As I never tried it on 2008 I can't make a comparison but I doubt that it would be any different to R2 in that regard.

  6. #5


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,588
    Thank Post
    228
    Thanked 856 Times in 735 Posts
    Rep Power
    296
    its often finding drivers for r2 some hps that i find are common are non supported universal driver dont work etc unless you have 64 bit clients id rather given the option have the print server on a 2003 server (and as often as not i end up hyperving a 2003 r2 for servers its just easier. For instance in one school i have a hp colour laserjet 3500 (might be a 3550) and on teh server it can only print black and white though from 64bit win 7 stations and 32 bit xp it prints colour work that one out lol

  7. #6

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,746
    Thank Post
    1,275
    Thanked 1,648 Times in 1,104 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    505
    Here's a list of what's changed in 2008R2 print services: clicky

  8. #7

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,143
    Thank Post
    863
    Thanked 2,695 Times in 2,285 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    772
    Ah driver isolation is not included in 2008, interesting. I like driver isolation, it has meant zero restarts of the spooler service even with our mental mix of hp, Xerox and different kinds of Brother printers. This was quite a change from the old system where the spool service was scripted to restart just to cope. I do think the drivers have got better to though.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Print Manager Plus 2008 / Server problem
    By brederodes in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2nd March 2010, 12:42 PM
  2. Print Server Slow in 2008
    By A5Ben in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15th October 2009, 01:18 PM
  3. Rename 2008 DC and Safety of Print Management?
    By burgemaster in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19th June 2009, 12:25 AM
  4. Clear Print Queues
    By TechSupp in forum Scripts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2nd December 2008, 12:43 PM
  5. 2008 as a print server?
    By zag in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 16th May 2008, 11:05 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •