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    x86 print drivers on x64 server - ntprint.ini

    Just a bit of info that might help someone out.

    I have just installed a new x64 2008 server and it is acting as a print server. It has taken me all weekend to get my head around the blooming thing needing the x86 ntprint.ini file. Well, here is a link which works and might help someon out:

    NeopAdmin: x86 Print Drivers installed to Server 2008 x64 Server

    That is all.

    Tim

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    You know Tim, I have just completed a re-install of SBS2008 and this is a problem i was having i found the same solution as yourself and just thought i'd add that it also solved the problem for myself.

    James.

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    Must admit, it took some finding. Some people said use a vista box and share the windows folder, well i thought i could just get the ntprint.ini files,,, how wrong was i. They don't half make it hard.

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    i think i understand that. And when promted for driver, point at x86 .

    what about if we are using con2port or ad to deploy printers. Dont want users having to look for drivers.

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    I dont think XP allows you to map printers through GPO where as 7 does. We have a script that does it for us and works with out any problems (on both 7 and XP). As long as you have got the x86 driver on the server nothing else should be effected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    I dont think XP allows you to map printers through GPO where as 7 does. We have a script that does it for us and works with out any problems (on both 7 and XP). As long as you have got the x86 driver on the server nothing else should be effected.
    as long as you run pushprinterconnections it does

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