Microsoft KB Archive/173857
Article ID: 173857
Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows 95
This article was previously published under Q173857
When you install Windows 95 drivers for point and print on a Windows NT 4.0 print server, some printer models are not listed in either the Msprint.inf or Msprint2.inf files.
Some printer models, including the HP LaserJet 5Si printer, are not available on the Windows 95 CD-ROM.
Use one of the following methods to work around this problem:
Substitute the printer driver on the Windows NT 4.0 server with another compatible printer driver. For example, when creating the HP LaserJet 5Si printer, choose HP for Manufacturer and HP LaserJet 4Si for the Printer Model. Use the following list as a possible substitution table:
|Printer Type||Driver to Install|
|HP 5Si||HP 4Si|
|HP 5Si MX||HP 4Si MX|
|HP 5Si MX PS||HP 4Si MX PS|
The only functionality that may be lost when using the HP LaserJet 4Si driver for a HP LaserJet 5Si printer is the add-on options such as envelope feeder, duplex printing, and any other options that are not considered standard.
Use a third-party printer driver that complies with the Windows95 and Windows NT 4.0 specification for .inf files.
The basic design for a Printer.inf file can be found in the Windows Device Driver Kit (DDK) and Microsoft Windows 95 Resource Kit Appendix C, ISBN 1- 55615-678-2. Please contact the manufacturer. In addition, the Readme.txt file supplied with the third-party driver may also contain information on whether or not that driver is supported for Point and Print.
For additional information about installing Windows 95 print drivers for Windows NT point and print, please see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
TITLE : Installing Cross Platform Print Drivers in Windows NT 4.0
For information on using third-party Windows 95 print drivers for Windows NT point and print, please see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
TITLE : Using Third-Party Windows 95 Drivers for Point and Print
The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.
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