Here at work, we're starting to contemplate the implications of switching from windows XP to windows 7. We have thin clients using XP embedded and Citrix metaframe 4.5 that print to network printers (Konica Minolta's and HP's) and Desktop/Laptop users on XP. We also would like to start moving the servers to Windows 2008 R2, currently we use Windows 2003 r2 and Windows 2008 sp1. The main issue is some of the Windows 7 users would likely be on 64-bit for various reasons, and so we would need 2 copies of the print driver for both 32-bit and 64-bit clients. It seems the only way to install 32bit drivers on windows server 2008 r2 is through some odd remote install process and the name has to match the 64-bit version.
So far we've considered, trying to use the HP universal print driver for PCL 5 or manually installing 2 different drivers for every printer from clients that need it (nightmare)...Am I way off base with this issue? Am I missing a far more obvious solution?