Install new or updated printer drivers

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To install new or updated printer drivers

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the printer for which you want to change drivers, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Advanced tab, click New Driver to install a new or updated version of the printer driver using the Add Printer Driver Wizard.

  4. Click Next, and then do one of the following:

    • Click the appropriate printer manufacturer and printer model if the new or updated driver is on the list.

    • Click Have Disk if the printer driver is not included in the list or if you have received a new or updated driver on CD or diskette from the printer manufacturer. Type the path where the driver is located, and then click OK.

  5. Click Next, and then follow the instructions on the screen to finish installing the printer driver.


  • To install new or updated printer drivers, you must be logged on to your computer as a member of the Administrators group. When using Windows 2000 Professional, you may be able to install new or updated printer drivers when logged on as a member of the Power Users group, depending on the components required by the printer driver.

  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • If the printer driver you want to use already exists on the print server, you can install it by selecting it in the Driver list.

  • For information about updating printer drivers and other system files using Windows Update, see Related Topics.

  • For more information about administering printers from the command line, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Assigning printer permissions
Add printer drivers for other versions of Windows
Printer drivers overview