11-17-2003 03:49 AM
Even tough it's the correct drive form the HP site. I have been able to get NT drivers form other manufacturers to load.
What do I need to do?
12-07-2003 03:17 PM
See if this white paper helps you: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinf
12-08-2003 06:40 AM
HOWEVER if I added a separate printer with ONLY the NT drivers i.e. HP4000-NT it then worked fine for all NT machines to install the drivers and printer from the server. For some reason the 2000 and NT drivers cannot install from the same point even though Server 2003 says they are available.
Anyone now why this is? I would expect non-compatible drivers to not be installable on the server period.
Oh yes use the PS driver if they are available but some Canon copiers will not allow storage to mailboxes without PCL.
Hope this saves someone the time I spent on this.
12-18-2003 06:20 PM
Thanks for your description, i had the same problem with a HP LaserJet 4200 PCL6 driver. Seems your workaround is the only way to solve the problem, but it works fine.
12-19-2003 02:44 AM
12-19-2003 04:06 AM
Anyway, if you have this issue install a printer with a unique extension NT- and only install the NT drivers for that. It will then work fine installing off the 2003 server
Postsript drivers work fine but some Canon copiers require PCL to store to their mailbox etc.
08-26-2004 12:58 PM
This solution worked for me:
1. On the NT machine, Using "Add Printer", Install the Printer and NT Drivers as if you were setting up to local LPT1:.
2. Ok, you should now have a valid Printer (ie Local) on Printers.
3. Go to the Printer Properties, Ports (see LPT1 still selected), 'Add Port', 'Local Port', and enter in your \\SERVERNAME\PrinterShareName
4. On the Ports Tab, you should now see a new port pointing direcly to your Networked share! Cool solution.
These problems are too common with HP. Gesh, it's year 2004.
12-02-2004 09:07 AM
Just curious. Thanks