Network attached printers and Vista

On January 28, 2008, in Vista, by

So how hard is it to attach printers that are connected via tcp/ip and shared out at on the SBS 2003 server to a Vista workstation?

On Vista you go, just like XP and go to add a printer…

And it’s a network printer

Choose a printer from the ones that are connected to the domain (remember these only have 2k/XP and 2k3 drivers up there native)

It will notify you that it doesn’t recognize the driver.  Click to install the driver.

UAC will prompt for an approval, click continue.

And it will install the printer… and run you through the wizard where it asks if you want to add it as the default printer.. and voila.  You have network attached printers with only native XP, 2000 and 2k3 drivers that work just fine via Vista.


2 Responses to Network attached printers and Vista

  1. indy says:

    Except about once a month I’m prompted to reinstall print drivers. Hoping this is resolved in SP1.

  2. bradley says:

    I’ve not seen that Indy.. any error messages?