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NT print server - XP clients

By qb4006 ·

Is there anyway to have an NT print server with XP clients?

I have it like this now but the clients are downloading NT print drivers from the server which cause some bad print outputs. I tried to install XP print drivers on the NT server but I would get errors during the install. Eventually I just had clients directly install the printers using the printers IP address but if possible I would like to keep all clients on the NT print server

Any ideas??

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by Joseph Moore In reply to NT print server - XP clie ...

Yes, you can install XP print drivers on a NT4 print server. Basically, you have to PUSH the drivers from the XP box onto the NT4 box.
Here is a Technet article on how to do this:

The article was written for pushing Win2K print drivers onto NT, but it also works for XP print drivers. I've done it myself, so that's how I know it works.

hope this helps

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by Gigelul In reply to NT print server - XP clie ...

Or you can install the printer like a local printer on WinXP workstation and then create on that workstation a new local port with a name like this: \\PrintServer\PrinterShareName

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