32bit XP printer Drivers HELP
I am having major problems installing XP 32 bit drivers to my 2008 R2 server. I have two printers, LaserJet 2700 and a LaserJet 4100. There is a simple VBS script to install the printers on the workstation at login. It seems to have worked ok with a test Windows 7 32bit machine, but I have a feeling Win7 has loaded the driver and it has not come from the server.
I know I need to load the XP 32bit drivers and have downloaded both the "driver only" and the Universal Print driver but I cant get R2 to load them via "Print Management > Mange Sharing > Addition Drivers and ticking X86 and pointing to the un-packed driver. This produces an error telling me the location does not contain driver for the requested processor architecture.
I have install the printer has a local printer on a test XP client, then created a new printer port which pointed to the printer share (\\server\Laserjet2700), that works OK, but I feel it picking up the driver locally. I cant do that for all 55 PC's !!
So after reading lots of pages on the internet I am none the wiser - Some pages state there is a way of installing it locally and then uploading it to the server?? Anyone know the secret??