4 Click Additional Drivers and select the operating systems of all network clients that print to the printer.
5 Click Apply, and then click OK.
Windows 8, Windows 8 64-bit Edition, or Windows Server 2012
1 Under Desktop mode, right-click the bottom left corner of the screen, and then click Control Panel → Hardware
and Sound (Hardware for Windows Server 2012) → Devices and Printers.
2 Right-click the printer icon and select Printer properties.
3 On the Sharing tab, click Change Sharing Options if exists.
4 Select the Share this printer check box, and then type a name in the Share name text box.
5 Click Additional Drivers and select the operating systems of all network clients using this printer.
6 Click Apply, and then click OK.
To confirm that the printer is properly shared:
Ensure that the printer object in the Printers, Printers and Faxes, or Devices and Printers folder is shared. The
shared icon is shown under the printer icon.
Browse Network or My Network Places. Find the host name of the server and the shared name you assigned to the
Now that the printer is shared, you can install the printer on network clients using the point and print method or the
If the OS bit editions (32/64 bit edition) differ between a print server and a client computer, you need to manually add the
printer driver for the client computer edition on the server. Otherwise, the printer driver cannot be installed on the client
computer using the point and print or peer-to-peer method. For example, if the print server runs on Windows XP 32-bit edition,
while the client computer runs on Windows 7 64-bit edition, follow the procedures below to additionally install the printer driver
for 64-bit client on the 32-bit server.
Click Additional Drivers on the screen for sharing printers.
For details about how to display this screen, see "Specifying the Shared Settings of the Printer."
Select the x64 check box, and then click OK.
Software and Documentation
Click Browse to specify the folder that contains the 64-bit OS driver, and then click OK.
Point and Print
Point and Print is a Microsoft Windows technology that allows you to connect to a remote printer. This feature
automatically downloads and installs the printer driver.
Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
1 On the Windows desktop of the client computer, double-click My Network Places.
2 Locate the host name of the server computer, and then double-click the host name.
Installing Printer Drivers on Windows
disc into your computer.