How to Install 64-bit "Generic / Text Only" print driver on a 32-bit Windows 2003 Server?


  • Hi All,

    In a nutshell, I need to Install the 64-bit Generic / Text Only print driver on a 32-bit Windows 2003 Server’s “Generic / Text Only 32-bit print queue.

    The problem is that there is no Driver-Disk to get the drivers. I’ve been able to isolate 14 files related to the 64 bit drivers from a Windows 7 x64 computer and copy them to a temp folder on the Windows 2003 x32 server. When I try to add the 64 bit driver to the Windows 2003 x32 server,  it wants a *.inf file, which I don’t have and can’t find.

    Because Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP, my client is replacing all of their Point-of-Sale Windows XP x32 systems with Windows 7 x64. They use Terminal Services (Remote Desktop) to connect to a Windows 2003 x32 server to use the POS system. The POS software redirects LPT1 back to the local Generic / Text Only printer. This works great for XP x32.

    When we use the Terminal Services POS software on the new Windows 7 x64 system, none of the labels print out because it’s redirected in 32-bit back to the local Windows 7 x64 Generic / Text Only 64-bit printer.

    This will be a huge issue for me if I can’t get this to work.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions and help! -Rob

    Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:20 AM