How to add x86 (32 bit) Print Drivers on a x64 (64 bit) Windows Print Server

Create and share a print queue on x64 Windows Print Server

  1. Login to the Windows Print Server with Administrator account (Domain/ Local).
  2. Click on Start > Control Panel > Hardware.
  3. Click on Add a Printer and follow the steps to install the printer.
  4. Download the 32 bit version of the printer driver, from the Printer manufacturer’s driver site.
  5. Next, right-click the Printer name and choose Printer Properties.
  6. Click the Sharing tab.
  7. Click on Additional Drivers.
  8. Select x86 Type 3 – User Mode.
  9. When prompted, provide the location of the 32 bit printer driver that was downloaded.

How to add x64 (64 bit) Print Drivers on a x86 (32 bit) Windows Print Server

Create and share a print queue on x86 Windows Print Server

  1. Login to the Windows Print Server with Administrator account (Domain/ Local).
  2. Click on Start > Control Panel > Hardware.
  3. Click on Add a Printer and follow the steps to install the printer.
  4. Download the 64 bit version of the printer driver, from the Printer manufacturer’s driver site.
  5. Next, right-click the Printer name and choose Printer Properties.
  6. Click the Sharing tab.
  7. Click on Additional Drivers.
  8. Select x64 Type 3 – User Mode.
  9. When prompted, provide the location of the 32 bit printer driver that was downloaded.
Last modified: 31 January 2024

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