A 32-bit printer driver and the PushPrinterConnections.exe utility are available for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

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INTRODUCTION
The PushPrinterConnections.exe utility reads the printer connection settings from Group Policy and then adds the appropriate printer connections to the client computer. However, only a 64-bit version of this utility is built into Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition. But assume that you try to use this utility together with Group Policy to deploy printer connections to a client computer that is running an x86 version of Windows. In that scenario, the following event is logged on the client computer:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: UserInit
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: <Date>
Time: <Time>
User: N/A
Computer: <Computer Name>
Description: Could not execute the following script PushPrinterConnections.exe.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

This update provides a 32-bit printer driver and the PushPrinterConnections.exe utility for Windows Server 2008.
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Hotfix information

A supported feature that modifies the default behavior of the product is available from Microsoft. However, this feature is intended to modify only the behavior that this article describes. Apply this feature only to systems that specifically require it. This feature might receive additional testing. Therefore, if the system is not severely affected by the lack of this feature, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this feature.

If the feature is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the feature.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific feature. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the feature is available. If you do not see your language, it is because the feature is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pmcsnap.dll6.0.6001.22608544,25619-Jan-201022:03x86
Ppcsnap.dll6.0.6001.22608237,56819-Jan-201022:03x86
Printmanagement.mscNot Applicable146,38901-Apr-200919:31Not Applicable
Pushprinterconnections.exe6.0.6001.2260854,27219-Jan-201020:13x86
Pmcsnap.dll6.0.6002.22314556,54419-Jan-201022:01x86
Ppcsnap.dll6.0.6002.22314237,56819-Jan-201022:01x86
Printmanagement.mscNot Applicable146,38903-Apr-200923:34Not Applicable
Pushprinterconnections.exe6.0.6002.2231454,27219-Jan-201020:07x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pmcsnap.dll6.0.6001.22608658,43219-Jan-201022:26x64
Ppcsnap.dll6.0.6001.22608258,56019-Jan-201022:26x64
Printmanagement.mscNot Applicable146,38901-Apr-200919:56Not Applicable
Pushprinterconnections.exe6.0.6001.2260858,36819-Jan-201020:48x64
Pmcsnap.dll6.0.6002.22314663,55219-Jan-201022:05x64
Ppcsnap.dll6.0.6002.22314258,56019-Jan-201022:05x64
Printmanagement.mscNot Applicable146,38903-Apr-200922:36Not Applicable
Pushprinterconnections.exe6.0.6002.2231458,36819-Jan-201020:38x64
Pmcsnap.dll6.0.6001.22608544,25619-Jan-201022:03x86
Ppcsnap.dll6.0.6001.22608237,56819-Jan-201022:03x86
Printmanagement.mscNot Applicable146,38901-Apr-200919:31Not Applicable
Pushprinterconnections.exe6.0.6001.2260854,27219-Jan-201020:13x86
Pmcsnap.dll6.0.6002.22314556,54419-Jan-201022:01x86
Ppcsnap.dll6.0.6002.22314237,56819-Jan-201022:01x86
Printmanagement.mscNot Applicable146,38903-Apr-200923:34Not Applicable
Pushprinterconnections.exe6.0.6002.2231454,27219-Jan-201020:07x86
More information about how to deploy printer connections

To deploy printer connections to users or to computers by using Group Policy, use the Deploy with Group Policy dialog box in Print Management. This dialog box adds the printer connections to a Group Policy object (GPO).

More information about the PushPrinterConnections.exe utility

To deploy printer connections by using Group Policy in Windows Server 2003 and in earlier versions of Windows, you must add the PushPrinterConnections.exe utility to a computer startup script or logon script. This utility reads the printer connection settings from Group Policy, and then it performs one of the following actions:
  • Adds the appropriate printer connections to the computer account or to the user account.
  • Updates existing connections.
The PushPrinterConnections.exe utility automatically detects printers that are installed on computers that are running Windows Vista or later versions of Windows. These computers have built-in support for printer connections that are deployed by using Group Policy. Therefore, you can safely deploy this utility to all client computers that are running Windows Vista or later versions of Windows.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_for_kb973878_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,36720-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,53020-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71220-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,62620-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,53020-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71320-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-p..erandprintui-pmcppc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_0bf9ea8599c801cd.manifestNot Applicable60,69720-Jan-201000:02Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-p..erandprintui-pmcppc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_0dd18b5996fa0d86.manifestNot Applicable60,67820-Jan-201000:00Not Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-p..erandprintui-pmcppc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_6818860952257303.manifestNot Applicable60,74320-Jan-201000:15Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-p..erandprintui-pmcppc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_69f026dd4f577ebc.manifestNot Applicable60,72420-Jan-201000:03Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,65120-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,81720-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,72320-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,63620-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,81820-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973878_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,72320-Jan-201006:46Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-p..erandprintui-pmcppc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22608_none_0bf9ea8599c801cd.manifestNot Applicable60,69720-Jan-201000:02Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-p..erandprintui-pmcppc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22314_none_0dd18b5996fa0d86.manifestNot Applicable60,67820-Jan-201000:00Not Applicable

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

REFERENCES

For more information about the Print Management Step-By-Step Guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753109(WS.10).aspx

Properties

Article ID: 973878 - Last Review: March 16, 2010 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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