Drivers for Print Server - Question


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Drivers for Print Server - Question

Postby Q291cnRuZXkgUg » Fri, 13 May 2005 03:10:14 GMT

Setting up a new print server on a Windows 2000 Server.  We have 12 HP 
Printers on the domain.  Our client PC are a mix of NT 4, Win2000Pro, and 

Do I have to download the HP drivers for each client O/S?  Or, do I just 
need to download the PCL drivers for the Windows 2000 O/S, for the Server?

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