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windows 2012 print server problem with XP clients

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  • hi,

    i install print server role in windows server 2012 datacenter. i can deploy printers via group policy to windows 7 clients and everything goes fine but with XP clients i had to install "pushprinterconnection.exe" on clients after that the printers added to client when i right click i got the next message "the microsoft enhanced point and print compatibility driver, printer driver is not installed on this computer".

    i check the printer sharing technical details:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj590748.aspx

    i think windows xp will not work. my question if there is another way to do that.

    thanks  


     


    Sameh Ismail System Administrator

    Saturday, August 03, 2013 4:55 PM

Answers

  • XP will not work with the version 4 driver model. Use a version 3 print driver for the share or create a new share using a v3 driver for the XP clients. If you switch the V4 share to V3 you will need to unshare the printer and share after updating the printer settings.


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Saturday, August 03, 2013 5:14 PM
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  • Add a new printer that uses a V3 driver but directed to the same TCP/IP Port.  Delete the V4 share you created, then rename the V3 share to the original name so anyone with an existing connection will reconnect and pick up the V3 driver.

    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:20 PM
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  • You will need check x86 before you get to the driver list.

    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team


    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:28 PM
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  • XP will not work with the version 4 driver model. Use a version 3 print driver for the share or create a new share using a v3 driver for the XP clients. If you switch the V4 share to V3 you will need to unshare the printer and share after updating the printer settings.


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Saturday, August 03, 2013 5:14 PM
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  • Can you give more details on switching to a version 3? I am having the same issue. I have a 2012 print server running and xp error is the same as above. In the properties box of the printer the driver box is greyed out.
    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 5:49 PM
  • Add a new printer that uses a V3 driver but directed to the same TCP/IP Port.  Delete the V4 share you created, then rename the V3 share to the original name so anyone with an existing connection will reconnect and pick up the V3 driver.

    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:20 PM
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  • I am on my 2012 R2 server, when I go to add a new printer I select my 32 bit V3 driver and I get this error.I am on my 2012 R2 server, when I go to add a new printer I select my 32 bit V3 driver and I get this error
    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:25 PM
  • You will need check x86 before you get to the driver list.

    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team


    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:28 PM
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  •  I have my 2012 print server running with with XP/win 7/win 8 on 32/64 bit.

    Thanks for all the help!

    Chris

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:59 PM
  • Good job.  Check out all the powershell functionality for printing in Server 2012

    get-help print

    will list out the print cmdlets.


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:30 AM
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  • Greetings,

    Can you elaboratee on how exactly to "add a new printer that uses a v3 driver"?

    Every time I add the printer in print Management it automatically sets it up as a v4 driver.

    Thanks,

    Ed


    • Edited by REP4Tech Thursday, January 02, 2014 1:24 AM
    Thursday, January 02, 2014 1:12 AM
  • When you download from the manufacturers website just select V3. Install and then add V4 on top of that. It worked for me. I guess it just wanted to see V3 drivers first.
    Thursday, January 02, 2014 5:31 PM
  • If you are using WSD Ports, Add Printer will generate a Plug and Play style install. You can select to add the printer using a TCP/IP Port or just change the driver to a V3 driver on the Advanced tab of the print properties after you have added the share.

    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    Thursday, January 02, 2014 10:03 PM
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