windows 2012 print server problem with XP clients
i install print server role in windows server 2012 datacenter. i can deploy printers via group policy to windows 7 clients and everything goes fine but with XP clients i had to install "pushprinterconnection.exe" on clients after that the printers
added to client when i right click i got the next message "the microsoft enhanced point and print compatibility driver, printer driver is not installed on this computer".
i check the printer sharing technical details:
i think windows xp will not work. my question if there is another way to do that.
August 3rd, 2013 4:55pm
XP will not work with the version 4 driver model. Use a version 3 print driver for the share or create a new share using a v3 driver for the XP clients. If you switch the V4 share to V3 you will need to unshare the printer and share after updating the printer
August 3rd, 2013 5:14pm
Can you give more details on switching to a version 3? I am having the same issue. I have a 2012 print server running and xp error is the same as above. In the properties box of the printer the driver box is greyed out.
November 6th, 2013 5:49pm
Add a new printer that uses a V3 driver but directed to the same TCP/IP Port. Delete the V4 share you created, then rename the V3 share to the original name so anyone with an existing connection will reconnect and pick up the V3 driver.
November 6th, 2013 9:20pm
I am on my 2012 R2 server, when I go to add a new printer I select my 32 bit V3 driver and I get this error.
November 6th, 2013 9:25pm
You will need check x86 before you get to the dr
November 6th, 2013 9:28pm
I have my 2012 print server running with with XP/win 7/win 8 on 32/64 bit.
Thanks for all the help!
November 6th, 2013 10:59pm
Good job. Check out all the powershell functionality for printing in Server 2012
will list out the print cmdlets.
November 7th, 2013 12:30am
Can you elaboratee on how exactly to "add a new printer that uses a v3 driver"?
Every time I add the printer in print Management it automatically sets it up as a v4 driver.
Thursday, January 02, 2014 1:24 AM
January 2nd, 2014 1:12am
When you download from the manufacturers website just select V3. Install and then add V4 on top of that. It worked for me. I guess it just wanted to see V3 drivers first.
January 2nd, 2014 5:31pm
If you are using WSD Ports, Add Printer will generate a Plug and Play style install. You can select to add the printer using a TCP/IP Port or just change the driver to a V3 driver on the Advanced tab of the print properties after you have added the share.
January 2nd, 2014 10:03pm
I have the same problem. I don't install Shared Printer in Windows XP 32 bits. My server is Windows 2012 R2. I have installed a 32 bit driver to the Print Servers but i don't modify the drivers to the configuration
of file printer.
Can you help me please ?
June 12th, 2015 8:16am
When using Type 4 print drivers , XP is not supported. You will have to replace these drivers with Type 3 drivers from Windows Update or software from the printer vendor.
June 13th, 2015 1:52am