05-14-2010 04:25 PM
Any suggestions? Should I recommend upgrading the printer to something newer that doesn't use the Universal printer driver (I've heard this generic printer driver doesn't work well) and had direct Windows 7 64-bit support? Am I missing something obvious?
Thanks for any help!
05-17-2010 01:59 PM
Install the printer on the 64bit clients, connecting to LPT1, then after the printer is installed, re-open the printer properties and change the Port to "local port" and there put in the path to the shared print queue.
This allows the client to "be in control" of the drivers it uses while permitting the server to use drivers that are not compatible with the client's OS version.
05-18-2010 08:58 AM
All I can do is go straight to the IP address of the jetdirect card which bypasses the print server if I do it the way Paul suggested.
Any other ideas?
05-18-2010 09:21 AM
When you create a local port, the computer will ask for a port name. Input the UNC path to the queue (like this: \\yourserver\printqueue, see attached) which permits the computer to connect to that queue while allowing the client computer to use the drivers preferred by that client.