One Up for Vista, Two More Down

Earlier I described the saga of getting printer drivers that work under Vista without crashing the spooler subsystem. I am pleased to say that after loading the Vista drivers onto the server and deploying them through a custom GPO that only deploys those Vista compatible printers, the first machine I joined to the domain after… Continue reading One Up for Vista, Two More Down

Dual booting Vista and XP

I have just managed to get a dedicated PC that I will use solely for imaging, both for Vista and XP. This one has the Radeon Xpress 200 chipset (onboard X300 graphics) in an Intel D101GGC motherboard, so it supports Aero, unlike anything older that we have here. The fun started when I tried to install XP… Continue reading Dual booting Vista and XP

Installing drivers on WS2003 shared printers for Vista clients

Changes in the Vista print driver model means your existing server shared printers (especially if pushed down from a WS2003R2 server) may cause the local spooler subsystem to crash, disabling printing. Some printer manufacturers have updated their Windows built-in drivers but have not made them available for general release. Use the following procedure to install… Continue reading Installing drivers on WS2003 shared printers for Vista clients