[Samba] Windows 7 64-bit drivers

Greg Saunders greg at lnxinc.com
Thu May 27 14:08:37 MDT 2010

Hello All, I'm having trouble with 64 bit Xerox drivers on my Samba server.

The below quote if from another thread which I have followed but on the
client Win 7 64 bit machine, I get an error:

"The specified location does not contain the driver for the Xerox WorkCentre
7675 rev2 PS for the requested processor architecture."

Trying to add the driver from at 64 bit client first also fails with the
same error.

For sure the driver is x64, I can install the driver locally on the Win 7 64

I have HP 64 bit drivers installed, no problem ... any ideas?


We support 32bit and 64bit XP, Vista, and Windows7.  We upload drivers

from a windows client instead of using cupsaddsmb since we found this

method solved alot of printing issues when we were using cupsaddsmb:


> With this method there are a few options to support both 32 and 64bit

clients, based on how point and print works.

> 1. Upload a driver from the Windows 32bit client's local driver store.

When a 64bit client tries to connect, point and print does not find the

appropriate driver on the samba server.  Instead, it will attempt to

find and install an appropriate driver with the correct filename from

it's own local driver store or Windows Update.  This is our preferred

method since it's easier to manage.

> 2. For cases where drivers for a specific printer model is not available

in a clients local driver store then we upload both 32bit and 64bit

drivers to the samba queue.  First we upload 32bit then go into the

driver properties, into the 'Sharing' tab, and click on 'Additional

Drivers' to install 64bit drivers from a 64bit client.

> Check out the Windows Point and Print Technical Overview for reference


> hope this helps,


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