I have noticed that sometimes when you try to add a 64bit additional driver on a windows 2003 server you get an error. It asks for a 64bit ntprint.inf file which most of the time isn’t available. You will get an error that looks something like this:
The best work around I have come up with is to first load the driver locally on a 64bit machine
Once you have loaded the driver locally then run the add printer wizard again and select “the printer that I want isn’t listed”.
Next browse the network for the printer installed on the server and add it to your 64bit client machine, it will load as the 64bit files have been loaded already.
The next part you will need to have Administrator privileges, which can be set from the driver on the server or you can input the password if you are asked for it.
Next go to the properties of the driver loaded from the server and then to sharing. Then click on load additional drivers.
Next check the box for 64bit driver and click on ok.
this will then load the 64bit driver files to the driver on the server. You can check this by logging on to the server and checking the additional drivers.
That’s it your done, hope you found this helpful.
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