Printer driver sharing between Vista X86 and Vista X64

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Martijn, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Martijn

    Martijn Guest

    Dear all,

    I'am trying to install a additional x64bit printerdriver on my shared
    printer, which is installed on Vista X86.
    This driver is a combined 32/64bit PPD XP driver with a clean INF
    withouf fancy stuff. So nothing special, it's only a INF, together with
    a ppd.

    What happens is, when installing the additional printerdriver, at a
    certain moment Vista is asking for the ntprint.inf on my x64 Windows

    Using a ISO image, i mounted a Windows XP x64bit cdrom and a Windows
    2003 server x64 cdrom, both containing the ntprint.inf in the amd64
    directory. But unfortunatelly, my Vista PC does not accept these
    ntprint.inf files.
    On the Vista DVD-rom, there is no ntprint.inf. and the ntprint.inf,
    which is on my pc is also not accepted.

    I also modified the inf to have the "CoreDriverDependencies" and the
    "PackageAware=TRUE" in the INF, but got the same problem. Does anybody
    recognize this and if yes, do you have a solution for this?

    Martijn, Jan 16, 2007
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  2. Install Vista onto an x64 machine and share out

    ntprint.inf is under the ntprint.inf_GUID

    You may need to just use the x64 client machine to install the x64 driver
    onto the x86 machine depending on the driver dependencies.

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Jan 16, 2007
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