Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm
Longshot but worth a try. Plug the printer directly into the USB port of your Windows 7 PC. It should load the drivers
. Make sure it prints properly. Then connected to the server and hope for the best.
Yeah, I didn't really want to do that, since you can't always do it in the field. But I relented and gave it a shot. It worked but took some extra steps:The driver
wasn't included in the Windows 7 x86 PnP like HP said, but the wizard did get it from Microsoft. It printed locally, but not from the server. But now I was able to find the driver on the 7 system since it was the newest item in the PnP folder. I used the print server to include it in the network driver database, and the printer worked from the 7 system if I logged in with a network account, but not if I logged on locally.In the end, and probably what would have worked in the first place for both a network logon or a local one, I granted some extra permissions to the system running 7, then viewed remote printers on the server from the network folder and installed the printer from there.That's how I would have done it awhile back, but you're not supposed to have to do it that way anymore.