Installing 32-bit Printer Drivers on Windows 2008 R2 Asks for ntprint.inf

You may find that attempts to add certain 32-bit printer drivers to a Windows 2008 R2 print server prompt you for the location of ntprint.inf. This is a huge pain, but it can be solved by doing the following:

  1. Locate a Windows Vista or Windows 7 32-bit computer on your network and document it’s computer name.
  2. Click Browse on the prompt for ntprint.inf and type in the location to the Windows 7 machine: \\computer-name\c$\windows\winsxs\
  3. Scroll down through the window and locate x86_ntprint.inf_xxxxx then click it to open it. xxxxx is a random hex string and version number.
  4. Click ntprint.inf and click OK to select it and then OK once more to accept the path and finish the driver installation.