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RonHyatt
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64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

Hello folks!
I am trying to install 64 bit print drivers on a W2K3 print server for various HP 4000 series printers.
Unfortunately I can only find the "HP universal" print driver for 64 bit OS.
Does HP make a 64 bit driver for the HP 4000 series, or am I stuck with the "universal POS driver"?
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Stuart A. Woods
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Re: 64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

64 and 32 bit drivers will only work on the OS it was designed for it wont work.

you are stuck with the POS driver. just install the standard 32bit Drivers on the print server, you can not use 64bit drivers on a 32bit OS.
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David Zuts
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Re: 64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

The other option is to load the printer as a local tcp/ip printer on the 64bit computers bypassing the server or trick the computer by loading the printer on the lpt1 port and then changing the port to the shared port name on the server. In both cases though the printq will be controlled by the local computer and not the server.
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Re: 64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

A driver that may work well with the 4000 series is the LaserJet 4350 driver (available in both 32bit and 64bit flavors) for Windows Server 2003.

Other than speed of the printer (and that isn't controlled by the driver) ... there really is very little difference between the 4000, 4050 printers and the 4350 other than the internal font set.
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donpham
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Re: 64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

I learned a trick today. If you want to install printer drivers for Windows 7 64-bit clients, you must use printer drivers for Windows Vista 64-bit PCL6.
I notice that UNIVERSAL printer drivers for windows 7 64-bit will not work with printer server 2003.
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Re: 64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

That's ... curious.

I have two Windows Server 2003 (32bit) systems serving print jobs to 32bit and 64bit Win7 systems ... all using the Universal Print driver PCL 5.
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Dan Vealey
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Re: 64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

I'm having a similare issue. The server is 2003 (32bit) and the clients are all Win7 (64bit). The printer is an LJ2200d connected to a JetDirect 170x external. The server thinks the printer is offline. I cannot seem to get any driver to work.
I've connected the LJ to the local client and shared it to get around the usse for now.
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Zeljko.Baralic_1
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Re: 64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

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Be aware that HP releases the same version of UPD (Universal Printer Driver) for 32-bit and 64-bit Win OS's.

 

Now, download both version (32/64).

1. On w2k3 32bit print server install 32bit UPD

2. Than set up all settings you need to set and share that driver

3. From sharing tab of that driver go to button Additional drivers and add 64bit version of the same driver.

 

When you 64bit Win7 client adds this printer from share you want have any problems printing from 64bit client to 32bit print server, regardles difference in 32bit/64bit enviroments. Watch out that both (32 and 63bit) drivers are the same version, like PCL5 5.2.xxxxx!

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Zeljko.Baralic_1
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Re: 64 bit print drivers on 32 bit Windows print server.

With JetDirect 170x - external, disable bi-directional communication in ports tab of driver properties or you can disable SNMP in port settings.

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FAWOLE4U
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DIFFICULTY NETWORKING A PRINTER.

HELLO!!!

I AM USING A 64BIT  WINDOW 7 SYSTEM AS SERVER AND WISHES TO SHARE A PRINTER WITH 32BIT CLIENT WINDOW XP CLIENTS. BUT IT IS NOT WORKING OUT. IT DOESNT RESPOND OR RECOGNISE ORDERS FROM CLIENTS.

 

WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD?

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Re: DIFFICULTY NETWORKING A PRINTER.

Hi,

 

The answer to your question, and additional data you might find helpful, can be found in the UPD System Administrator's Guide.  Cut/paste below that answers your question.  The key is you must install the same version UPD release, the same UPD PDL, the driver driver name.  If you need previously released versions of the UPD, download from here (ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/UPD.  Else go to www.hp.com/go/upd to retrieve the most current version.

 

Method 4: Windows client/server: Use Point and Print
To use the HP UPD and Point and Print, install the driver on the print server in Traditional mode. After the
driver installs on the Windows server, it behaves as any other installed driver. The user prints to a statically
bound port established on the server.  When a client PC connects to a shared printer, the HP UPD automatically downloads to the client PC through  Point and Print.
Vending of 32-bit drivers is supported from all 64-bit server OSs. Vending of 64-bit drivers is supported from
all 32-bit OSs that support 64-bit alternate drivers. To vend a driver from a 64-bit server to a 32-bit client,
the server must have the 32-bit driver installed. To vend a driver from a 32-bit server to a 64-bit client, the
server must have the 64-bit driver installed.


Configuring a 64-Bit Server for 32-Bit Clients
If you are supporting 32-bit clients on a 64-bit server, you must also install the 32-bit version of the driver on
the server with exactly the same name and version.
1. Download the 32-bit driver to the server and unzip it.
2. In the Printers dialog of the server, highlight a print queue, and then select Print server properties.
3. Select the Drivers tab, and select Add.
4. In the Add Printer Driver Wizard. click Next.
5. Select 32-bit and deselect 64-bit, and then click Next.
6. Click Have Disk and then browse to the location where you downloaded and unzipped the 32-bit driver.
7. Click Open, click OK, and then select the 32-bit driver with the same name as the 64-bit driver installed
on the server.
NOTE: HP recommends using the versioned driver on print servers. For example, if you installed the
HP Universal Printing PCL 6 (x5.6.0) 64-bit driver on the server, select the HP Universal Printing PCL 6
(x5.6.0) 32-bit driver.
8. Click Next, and then click Finish.
9. Verify the 32-bit driver is listed with the same name as the 64-bit driver, and then click Close.

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