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07-Nov-2008, 02:07 PM #1
Solved: NT 4.0 Driver block
I get an error message: Printer driver is not compatible with a policy on your computer that blocks NT 4.0 drivers. How do I disable that policy?
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07-Nov-2008, 02:52 PM #2
You need Vista drivers NOT NT drivers.
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07-Nov-2008, 02:56 PM #3
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You need Vista drivers NOT NT drivers.
thank you for that.
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16-Nov-2008, 07:08 PM #4
Vista blocks NT 4.0 drivers
Please try the work around I have posted also here:
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/...0509&SiteID=17

Let me assume you are having the same problem I had:
1. An old printer connected to an "older" machine (XP, Win2000) with so called NT4.0 (kernel mode) driver
2. Want to provide it to a Vista machine as a network printer

Please try on your VISTA machine:

Control Panel -> Printers -> Add a printer -> Add a local printer ->

Create a new port: Local Port ->

Enter a port name: \\Your_XP_machine\Shared_Printer <<REPLACE W/ YOUR INFO>>

Pick appropriate driver from list provided by Vista <<Lexmark 4800>>

Hope this works for you.
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thank you! I was able to do that.
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26-Dec-2008, 10:59 AM #6
Thanks Alex. Can your solution also work for a printserver? I have an HP JetDirect 300x printserver connected to an HP LaserJet 3150. I would like to print from a Vista 32 PC on my network without buying a new printer and printserver. How would I apply your workaround in this setup?
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