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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Managing Printer Drivers

When you install a printer, Windows installs the version of the driver that corresponds to the processor architecture used by the server (x86, x64, or Itanium). To use the printer from a client computer that uses different processor architecture than the server, you must install additional drivers. For example, if the server is running a 32-bit version of Windows but the client computer is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, you must install x64 drivers on the server for all printers to which you want the client computer to be able to print.

You might also need to remove or reinstall problematic drivers, or set up a printer pool where two or more printers act as one printer to improve speed and availability.

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