Server 2k8 x64 Printing issues
Hi Folks, any help appreciated here
I took the plunge and installed a Server 2008 in one of my schools, and just in case this wasn't enough of a headache I dcecided to go with the 64 bit edition. Everything has been fine so far with the exception of print services; however I can't get the server to share a functional IP printer to my clients.
The clients are on XP Pro x86 sp3, and can use the printer (Konica 5440DL) fine from a server 2003 x86 box... however the 2008 server, even populated with the x86 platform drivers just won't work right. The printer is allocated (currently through .vbs on startup) and appears in printers and faxes but anytime i send to print or query the driver it causes a general protection fault and breaks. FWIW, I didn't have any more success from Print Management and GP pushprintconnections.exe :-(
The printer prints absolutely fine from the server using the x64 driver.
Any ideas? I've had to set up a 2k3 VM simply to host the printer and it's not the most elegant solution...