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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Print Services Changes for Windows Server 2003

Print Services Changes for Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 has built-in support for over 3,800 printer drivers, including both 32-bit and 64-bit printer drivers. Support for 64-bit printer drivers is important because systems running 64-bit editions of Windows need 64-bit drivers. As with previous versions of Windows, printer drivers are installed automatically on clients when they first try to print to a new printer device on a print server.

In Microsoft Windows NT 4, all printer drivers operate in kernel mode and are said to be version 2 drivers. With a kernel-mode driver, an error with a printer driver can cause the server to crash. This ...

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