Add Network Printer drivers in Windows 7/Server 2008 R2?
A Canon Pixma ip4600 installed all by itself when connected to a Windows 7-64 bit machine. I then updated it with the add-on Canon provide to give additional functionality.
I then wish to share it with a box which is running Windows XP 32-bit. The XP box can see the printer but can't find a driver from the 7 machine, which is fine. I ask the 7 machine to get the x86 drivers, but it can't.
I install the 32-bit XP drivers on the XP machine, but unlike previous Canon drivers (which unzip to give an .inf file), they assume a local printer and partially give up. I find the .inf file in the
Program files\CanonBJ\... directory.
Neither the XP machine, nor the 7 machine when the CanonBJ directory is shared to it, is happy with the .inf file.
I attempt to install the 32-bit drivers on the 64-bit 7 machine, which, understandably, fail.
Where do we go from here?
(I apologise for posting in the first-person, I'm not sure why this was)