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Solved: NT 4.0 Driver block

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by fgwms1, Nov 7, 2008.

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  1. fgwms1

    fgwms1 Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA David Trusted Advisor

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    You need Vista drivers NOT NT drivers.
     
  3. fgwms1

    fgwms1 Thread Starter

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    thank you for that.
     
  4. alexhkwong

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    Please try the work around I have posted also here:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=4130509&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.
     
  5. fgwms1

    fgwms1 Thread Starter

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    thank you! I was able to do that.
     
  6. Schneb

    Schneb

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    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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