Windows 7 machines & 2003 print server

September 8, 2011 at 11:15:53
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Our domain consists of a 2003 standard server with print services running.

I have recently added Windows 7 machines to the domain, and I am having trouble adding network printers.

Should the Windows 7 drivers be stored on the 2003 server in order to be distributed to the machines as they try to connect? Or should Windows Update kick in and try and find the driver?

I can browse for all my printers OK (they are all HP, but at the moment I am focusing my efforts on a p2055dn), but when I connect, it downloas files from the server, and then I get an error code ''Windows cannot connect to the printer'' - 00000xbcb.

The same thing happens when I try to connect to the printer through Network, same error.

I havent much experience joining Windows 7 to an existing domain (my first rollout), any advice would be greatly appreciated. TIA


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September 8, 2011 at 13:09:11
The best place to get all that info is at the Microsoft web pages. They could be hidden in technet or under window 7 or 2003 pages but it is all there.

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