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How to Install Printer Driver on the Cluster Print Server in Windows Server 2003

Document ID:HO3910

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09/19/13 Properties  


Driver installation; Add Printer


Procedure: Driver Installation In Cluster Windows Server 2003 

The below procedure takes into consideration that you have already performed the following steps:

  • Setup the cluster
  • Installed cluster services on all nodes
  • Added print services to the cluster


Step Action
  1. Obtain a driver package, i.e., Lexmark Universal PCL XL driver.

Expand the package to the c:\Lexmark\Drivers\univPCLXL folder.

Tip: If the package you download attempts to automatically install the driver, you should cancel that installation since it will install the driver on the local system, and not the cluster print server.


In the Printers and Faxes folder on \\PrintCluster, double-click Add Printer


Create a port for the new print object. Enter the printer's IP Address. (Note: Click image below to enlarge it.)



When prompted to install a driver, choose Have Disk and enter the path to the downloaded .INF.

For example, \Lexmark\Drivers\univPCLXL\drivers\print\win_2kxp.




 The driver is now installed on the virtual printer server.





Procedure: Next, Setup Print Client (Windows XP/LabManager Example)

To print to the configured printer in the above procedure.

 Step  Action
 1.   In LabManager browser window, choose the machine Client.
 The console for Client will appear. Press the Ctrl-Alt-Del button at the top of the machine and log in.
 3.  Change the DNS entries for the machine. The primary domain controller should be the primary DNS server for this scenario.
  1. Right-click My Network Places.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Right-click Local Area Connection.
  4. Choose Properties.
  5. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  6. Choose Properties.
  7. Change the Alternate DNS Server to match the Primary DNS Server entry.
  8. Change the Primary DNS Server entry to the IP address of Primary, which in this example was
  9. Choose OK.
  10. Choose Close.
  11. Reboot the machine to make sure the new DNS entry is applied.

 Join the domain you’ve already created.

  1. Right-click My Computer.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Choose the Computer Name tab.
  4. Choose Change….
  5. Enter the name of the domain. Edina in the Windows Server 2003 example.
  6. Enter the name of an account with permission to join the domain. This example uses Administrator and password.
  7. After joining the domain, you must reboot.
  8. When you log in, make sure you specify to log into the Edina domain instead of the Client computer.
 5.  Now establish a connection to the shared printer on the virtual print server by choosing Start > Run and enter the UNC path to the virtual print server, which is \\PrintCluster.

 The folder will open and you’ll see a shared printer. It is using the default share name of LexmarkU. Right-click that entry and choose Connect… Wait for the OS to complete installation and then close the PrintCluster folder.


 Choose Start > Printers and Faxes. You will see an entry for the newly-installed printer. Print a job to verify that the cluster print server is working.


Still Need Help?

If you require additional assistance, please see Contact information. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer/model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near the computer and printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task on this device.

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