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window 7 x64 printer drivers for WHS RRS feed

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  • I successfully installed the Windows XP x32 printer drivers for a canon i900d on our WHS and we have been printing from our client computers without problems. I recently purchased a new computer with Win 7 home premium x64. There are no x64 drivers to download from Canon but the drivers can be downloaded from Microsoft as a windows update. My problem is that I can't locate the drivers on the Microsoft website or on my new computer to install on the WHS. Thankfully we have a long USB cable but consistently switching the cable back and forth is becoming a real pain.

    Does anyone know where I can locate the drivers from Microsoft either as a download or there location on my new computer to install on the WHS? Thank you in advance for your help. 

     

    Saturday, April 3, 2010 3:55 AM

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  • This Microsoft Knowledgebase article describes how to configure a Windows Server 2003 computer (your server uses Windows Server 2003 as the base operating system) as a print server. It includes information about how to add printer drivers for operating systems other than Windows Server 2003 in an administrative mode so those drivers can be automatically downloaded and installed if needed. This step is dependent on the printer manufacturer supplying drivers in a format that can be loaded through the wizard, and is completely optional. As long as you have the printer shared from the server, and the correct driver installed on the client, you should be able to print.

    This procedure requires that the printer manufacturer supply drivers that can be used in this way; often consumer printer drivers are not designed for an administrative installation. It also requires that the printer driver support printing to a remote printer, shared from a server, and that the printer itself support this. Again, consumer printers often don't.

    For your printer, Canon does have Windows 7 x64 drivers available; go to this page and select Windows 7 x64 from the dropdown. I can't tell you if they will do you any good, as I don't use my server as a print server and I don't have your printer. But it's a place to start. You might also see if Canon can offer you any advice.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, April 3, 2010 12:05 PM
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