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Printing woes with Win2k Prof. clients

By Moss ·
Can somebody please help? After numerous searches in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, I have come up empty-handed for a solution to our problem. We are running a Windows NT 4.0 server that provides print services. We want to be able to provide the correct print drivers to our Windows 2000 Professional clients from the server, rather than having to install all these drivers locally. Does anybody know how to provide such support on NT 4.0?

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I think you are out of luck

by jodyc In reply to Printing woes with Win2k ...

There is no way of NT 4.0 to be aware of Win2kPro therefore it cannot store that client driver.

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Some ideas I've been given

by Myra L In reply to Printing woes with Win2k ...

I have successfully used this: on your workstation Add Printer, Local (uncheck detect P&P), Create a new port, TCP/IP. Then enter the IP of the networked printer. You end up printing direct to the printer not through the server. The drivers are already loaded in W2K. Another idea I haven't tried is on the print server create a new printer using the port/IP of the current one, install the W2K drivers you probably downloaded from the vendor, give it a unique name W2K users can select. Good luck!

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by tracys In reply to Printing woes with Win2k ...

Do you use HP jetadmin utility? if so try upgrading it to the most current verson.

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