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Win 2008 R2 Print Server & 64 Bit Client Issues

Win 2008 R2 Print Server & 64 Bit Client Issues

Win 2008 R2 Print Server & 64 Bit Client Issues

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Hello All,
I have searched and not found anything regarding this issue. I have a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 64 bit server built with a print server role. My issue is any new 64 bit win 7 clients cannot add a new printer. The clients see the printer in the list, starts the printer installation, get to the point of downloading the driver & then fails ' Windows cannot connect to the printer. ' the error is 0x0000012 or 0x000003ee. Any way I try to add the new printer I get the same result. The only way I can get the printer added is to do a local printer with the full path \\servername\printer_name and then "have disk" and point to the driver folder on the print server to get the printer added.

Anyone have any thoughts on why the 64 bit clients will not add a new printer from a 64 bit print server ?

Thanks,
Steve

RE: Win 2008 R2 Print Server & 64 Bit Client Issues

I think I remember this a while back. Not sure, but I think I remember it being something to do with the whole "run as admin" and the security settings thing.

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