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By WeluvM$? ·
OK, we have an NT4 domain with approximately 5000 users. They all used to be on NT4 workstations. Now we also have some on W2000 and the problem that exists is trying to install printer queues with drivers for both NT4 and W2000. All printers areHP with JetDirect......

How do we do it? Is there a universal printer driver?

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by tjc In reply to Universal printer drivers ...

You will have to get the w2k drivers and make a w2k server for the printer servers. that way the nt4 systems will work with the w2k since the reverse may not work.

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by mphoffar In reply to Universal printer drivers ...

As far as the installation goes, I would think the easiest way would be to just setup a kix script that'll run as part of the login batch to install the local printer applet.

JetDirect should allow you to push both the 2000 and NT drivers from the same share. If you want, I suppose you can run a silent install of the driver package from your printer manufacturer locally on the 2000 machines, so it'll use those instead of what's on the server.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by WeluvM$? In reply to Universal printer drivers ...

Well, we found the answer - HP Point and Print......

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by WeluvM$? In reply to Universal printer drivers ...

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Our BDCs (approx. 35) also act as print servers, so our print queues are on NT4 servers. The problem we have is that the queues have been setup and installed with NT4 drivers, but we now have W2000 workstations which need to install W2000 drivers. Is there a way of achieving this - i.e. is there a universal printer driver for HP printers which can be installed from an NT4 server onto both NT4 and W2000 workstations?

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