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Printer Sharing - Additional Drivers

By EdLockett ·
I am experiencing the following problem with windows small business server 2003.
There is a photocopier/printer (Lanier 5025) attached to the network through a print server (Axis). It is shared from the server and installed using a windows 2000 driver.
Am trying to add a driver for windows 98 to the server. I have two different versions of the 98 driver that both work if installed directly onto a 98 workstation.
What happens is this. I click on the 'additional drivers...' button on the sharing tab of the printer properties. Then I check the box for 'Intel, Windows 95/98/Me' and click OK. A 'please provide a printer driver' box is displayed. I browse to the location of the driver and select the appropriate INF file. Then ANOTHER 'please provide a printer driver' box is displayed, so I must once again browse and select the INF file. After this the 'select device' box is displayed. The name of the printer is highlighted, so I click OK. The screen returns immediately to the printer properties box. The driver is not installed. When I click on 'additional drivers...' again the check box next to 'intel, 98' is not ticked. I know that the procedure I am following is correct. I have tried with both drivers (one is the Lanier driver, the other is a compatible Ricoh driver) with identical results.

Any ideas on this will be extremely welcome.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Printer Sharing - Additio ...

That is a strange problem. I am assuming that this is the Lanier driver that you are using:
http://www.lanier.com/downloads/?agree=n%2Fa&agree=true&model=5025&submit.x=34&submit.y=14

Just in case this is some kind of bug with a display box, can a client pull the driver from the server as it should work normally?

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by EdLockett In reply to

No, clients are prompted for the driver when you try to install the printer.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Printer Sharing - Additio ...

Hi

I had a similar problem on a Windows 2000 Professional workstation. The W2K driver for an HP printer (attached to the workstation), installed fine, but each time I tried to install an additional driver - a Win98 one in this case - although I was left with the impression that the Win98 driver had installed, it had not.

I worked around this problem by copying all the Win98 driver installation files to a shared folder on the workstation. Then I could use the Add Printer feature to select the printer, but then used the Have Disk option to navigate to the shared folder, and select the Win98 .inf file. Everything installed fine. This work around also prevents having to carry the printer installation disk around with you...

Hope this helps

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by BFilmFan In reply to Printer Sharing - Additio ...

I've read elsewhere on the net that someone had that same solution Black. Probably the best solution, unless Microscam has something else.

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by EdLockett In reply to

Thank you both for your advice however the drivers are currently held in a network location. The point of this exercise was to eliminate the need for one to use the have disk.. button, as on 98 workstations it is necessary to first map a drive to be able to see the network location. But it looks like it is just not possible...

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