Listing inbox printer drivers

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 31 July 2007 / Last Updated on 31 July 2007]

How to list all supported printers for Windows XP.

If you want to check whether a certain printer has an inbox driver for Windows Server 2003, you could try installing it. On the other hand, it would be nice to be able to determine ahead of time whether the driver for the printer is included in Windows or not. How can you do this? Simple. Open the C:\Windows\inf folder and then open the file NTPRINT.INF in Notepad and you'll find a complete listing of inbox printer drivers.

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Mitch Tulloch is lead author for the Windows Vista Resource Kit from Microsoft Press, which is THE book for IT pros who want to deploy, maintain and support Windows Vista in mid- and large-sized network environments. Mitch is also the author of Introducing Windows Server 2008, the first book from Microsoft Press about the exciting new server platform. For more information on these and other books written by Mitch, see www.mtit.com.

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