2008: Printers.. installing x64 drivers, not working, did with 2k

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Subject: 2008: Printers.. installing x64 drivers, not working, did with 2k
Posted by:  markm75g (markm7…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009

I'm using printer management to install shared printers on our 2008 server
(x86)..

In this case its an HP LJ2200, previously on the old 2003 x86 system, I
would add the tcp/ip address/port and choose the HP LJ 2200 PS (MS) driver
(built in)..

Once i did this, if you went to the sharing tab.. additional drivers.. you
would see x64 was already checked off and done.

On 2008, I did the same thing, but x64 is not checked off.  If i try to
check it off, it asks for the inf path but it doesnt find the right driver
naturally.

Am I missing something here?

Also.. I thought i read something about being able to build a printer pool,
so if one server was down another could provide the printer?  In the past we
used two servers for redundancy..

IE:  all drivers/shares on VSDC01 and on another server called VSDC02.. so
they would pick either VSDC01 or 02 for a given printer..

I'm guessing the pool would eliminate the need to pick?

Thanks

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