Change printer driver in a windows 2008 R2 Cluster   Leave a comment

 

How to change a printer driver in a windows 2008 R2 cluster.

If you are running a Windows Server 2008 R2 print cluster GET THIS HOTFIX!  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976571

Now that you want to change a printer driver in you current windows 2008 R2 cluster we need to go to the Failover Cluster Manager

Go to the Printer Services & app then choose manage printer

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Now that we opened the printer manager we can add the drivers,ports,options.

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We can do add the new printer driver or remove a driver.

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But the best way is go to your printer and choose properties  in the advanced tab check the new driver button.

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Now that We use a new driver we are ready to go but remember in some cases word templates uses printer predefined printer settings or alignment settings that may change if you use a new driver. 

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