Monday, 5 January 2009

SBS 2008 - Group Policy and 32bit PushPrinterConnections.exe

To deploy printers to 32bit XP clients via Group Policy in a 64bit SBS 2008 network can be frustrating if we are not aware that the utility included with SBS can only work with 64bit versions of XP Pro.

Our previous blog post on the matter: x86 PushPrinterConnections.exe a must for the Technician's Thumb Drive!


Please let the SBS team know that this is an important issue. Please go here if you have a Microsoft Connect account and you were on the SBS Cougar beta, you may not have to be now that SBS is official, and vote for this item's importance:

Connect ID: 382304.

Hopefully we can have the 32bit utility included in R2.

Philip,

Sent from an SBS integrated Windows Mobile Phone.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have problems deploying printers to 32bit XP clients via Group Policy in a 64bit Windows 2008 server network.
Is it still true that PushPrinterConnections.exe utility can only work with 64bit versions of XP Pro?
Has it already fixed in Windows 2008 server?
P.S. Original message was posted in January. 2008 or 2009????

Philip Elder SBS MVP said...

A,

There are a few more posts on getting things rolling with WinXP x86 in the SBS 2008 Setup Checklist post linked under Reusable Posts on the right.

Philip

Dave said...

I believe (testing today) that PushPrinterConnections.exe is now in the 2008 Server R2 SP1 install. I found one that seems to work in the syswow64 directory.

Dave said...

I believe (testing today) that PushPrinterConnections.exe is now in the 2008 Server R2 SP1 install. I found one that seems to work in the syswow64 directory.