A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

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DPM thinks tape drives needs cleaning while info from driver doesn't

I have a Quantum Superloader 3 directly attached to a backup server running DPM 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2012 R2 fully updated. I have a problem where DPM keeps giving an event ID 3308: DPM could not ...
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Removing print driver from print server

How can I remove driver from print server? Actually I remove it with print server snap-in, but I also need to clear all footprints it left (registry, folders etc.). Anyone knows?
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hplip proper installation (linux)

Trying to print to an HP PhotoSmart printer from linux, all paths seem to lead to hplip. The hplip installer tells you not to install as root but instead prompts for a root password. In 20 years of ...
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Adding Drivers to Boot Images on Windows Deployment Server (Server 2008)

I use WDS to deploy images onto Windows PCs and laptops at work. Whenever we add a new model to be imaged, I'm usually confronted with obstacles to getting the new necessary drivers into the boot ...
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windows server 2012 resolution woes with vga

I have two windows vms, windows server 2012 and windows server 2008. Both use kvm and libvirt. I recently decided I wanted to increase my screen resolution options, which required changing from the ...
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Generic/Text only printer drivers for x64 and x86, installation in Win server 2008R2

While migrating printers from a 2003 server to 2008R2(x64) using print management I realized that few printers use "Generic/Text only" drivers. Since it migrated using print management it migrated the ...
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Managing Drivers for Windows Deployment Services

I have been adding a lot of different drivers to our WDS server since my company has been deploying a ton of different hardware recently. Instead of manually downloading and picking through drivers to ...
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Loading RAID Drivers For Windows Servers

I noticed many RAID controller manufacturers package their drivers in .exe files rather than INF's which is what server 2003/2008 seems to want when you load a driver during setup. How can I get these ...
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XP WDS clients not installing drivers from WDS 2012 server

Let me start by explaining my rather unusual situation. We have a lot of clients that have anywhere between 10 and 20 PC's and servers (ranging from server2012 back to windows XP). As we would like to ...
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Find and update all windows drivers silently from a network share

I have a network share with extracted drivers (from Dell) (with .inf files). Is there a script or program which will find and update all computer drivers from a network share (no splashy UI's, no ...
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How to preinstall a Windows 7 device driver or prevent install prompt?

I am trying to silently install Cisco IP Communicator software as part of a system deployment. For deployment, I am using KACE 2000 which basically lets you compile sets batch files and run them in a ...
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How to backup drivers from a 5.1 ESXi install?

I have a running system with ESXi 5.1 using specific drivers for two network cards. I can't remember how I found them, so I'd like to make a backup of these drivers for a new ESXi 5.5 install. It ...
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Cannot create Oracle ODBC source on 64bit Windows 7

I have installed the 64-bit version of the Oracle ODBC driver (instantclient-odbc-windows.x64-12.1.0.1.0 from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/winx64soft-089540.html) on my 64 bit Windows 7 ...
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Differences between UNIX and Linux Drivers [closed]

I've been trying to find an answer to this, been on a wild goose chase. Since UNIX and Linux have different system architectures. My question is on the differences between the drivers for the SPARC ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - RDSH - Registry bloat with Samsung Universal Print Driver

While running multiple Windows Server 2008 R2 RDSH farms we are experiencing an issue where the RDSH servers all are having their Registry bloated to the maximum value 2048MB. Using Sysinternals ...
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Windows server 2012 print server Signed Driver bypass

Is there a way to bypass the requirement for signed print drivers for windows server 2012
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How common are Intel igb NIC drivers/cards, compared to Intel e1000, etc.?

I'm troubleshooting VMware ESXi host network and connectivity issues stemming from the use of Intel NICs who require the igb driver. The chipset is Intel Corporation 82576. VMware has a few ...
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Using Group Policy create Local Port that points to C:\scanbookdata\epl.txt

I'm trying deploy a local port printer which points to c:\scanbookdata\epl.txt using Group Policy. Below is screen shot of what I'm trying to do : I'm lost as how to go about this. Any help would ...
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PCL XL error Warning: IllegalMediaSource

While printing to a network shared printer, some documents printed from Windows XP machines cause an additional page to be printed with the following text PCL XL error Warning: ...
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Linux onboard video drivers for Intel server board S1200BTL

Installed Ubuntu Server 13.04 64 bit on an Intel S1200BTL board. The official Intel cd came with a few Linux drivers, but the one for onboard video is missing. I am certain there is no hardware ...
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Cannot install Intel drivers from CD (browser driven install)

I'm trying to install some Intel drivers in a Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bits) box. These drivers come in a CD. Problem is, this is a "browser-driven" install. And Internet Explorer, in this server ...
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RHEL 5.5 server has most devices listed as “Unknown Device”

When I run lspci on my RHEL 5.5 Server (HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8), most items look like this: 00:03.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 3c0b (rev 07) 00:04.0 System peripheral: Intel ...
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Laptop installing a printer without UAC elevation

I'm at my wits' end on this one. Scenario End-user is trying to print at home to her wireless printer, a LaserJet Pro M1217nfw. Every time she tries to connect, it asks for admin privileges to ...
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Upgraded DL380 G2 To Windows Server 2008 and cannot locate network drivers - any advice?

I was able to successfully load Windows Server 2008 on an HP DL380 G2, which is not officially supported by HP. It seems to be working perfectly fine, except for the fact I cannot locate any network ...
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Using drivers not supplied by server motherboard manufacturer

Is it considered bad practice/risky to use drivers for servers not provided by the motherboard manufacturer? My on board NIC drivers supplied by the manufacturer of my motherboard were released in ...
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install xenserver 6.2 on 3ware 9750 raid5

I would like to install XenServer 6.2 (kernel 2.6.32) on a raid5 managed by a 3ware 9750 controller. The XenServer installer doesn't recognize the raid5 and i think i have to load a driver for the ...
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3ware Raid Driver for Redhat

I am trying to install RedHat 5.6 64 bit on SuperMicro Server. And I created Raid5. But when I started the OS installation . Redhat prompted me to select the Driver for Raid which i downloaded. But it ...
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Trouble with ATI ES1000 on Debian Wheezy

I have an hp DL580 machine and I upgraded Debian 6 to 7 (AMD64 edition; kernel was also updated to 3.2). This machine has an ATI ES1000 graphic card. So I followed the instructions listed in ...
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Hyper-V: How to recognize newly added LAN card?

Yesterday I've installed Hyper-V 2012 and I've forgotten to plug Intel LAN card. Hyper-V has detected built-in Atheros LAN device. Now how can I install the external LAN card automatically? Should I ...
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Cannot add networked printer to 2008 Server. Error 0x00000216 [closed]

The printer is a Zebra LP 2844-z. The machine with the printer connected to it is a Windows 7 64bit. Both x86 and x64 drivers are installed. I'm trying to connect it to a Windows 2008 32bit server and ...
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irtouchServer on openSUSE 11.4 (i586) - (irtouchServer) did not claim interface 0 before use

I'm trying to install IR Touch from IRTOUCHSYSTEMS. I download the drivers and install them but on dmsg I see: usb 2-1.3: usbfs: process 8179 (irtouchServer) did not claim interface 0 before use ...
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Why won't mutliple identical 56k fax modems work in Windows?

I've just installed two identical fax modems into a Windows Server 2003 Standard server and for whatever reason, the first one works fine and the other doesn't. They both create virtual COM ports and ...
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Where can I get the 64bit Windows Cups drivers?

I'm trying to setup a samba print server so that when users add a printer in Windows, the Cups postscript drivers are supplied and installed automatically. This is working fine for 32 bit Win 7 ...
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Setting paper sizes on shared printers windows 2012

I have set up two logical printers in 2012 printing to the same physical device. I have set one logical printer to print to A3 and the other to print to A4. I have then connected to these printers ...
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What permissions could a printer driver require?

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit We have a specialized printer for specific production tasks. This printer's driver has a strange problem where some of the options in the Printer Preferences are ...
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Should I be worried about Code 39 for these drivers on a virtual server?

We currently run an SBS2008 DC/Exchange/AD on hardware that is getting dated. Before it falls all the way over we are trying to get it virtualized, as we do have a shiny new (and under utilized) ...
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WDS won't install correct touchpad driver

I have a bunch of Lenovo E530 laptops with their new style (terrible) touchpad. These touchpads are pretty much unusable without the synaptics driver installed. I'm deploying a windows 7 image ...
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Point'n'Print setup in Windows 7 x64 on Samba server

I've done a Point'n'Click setup on Samba/CUPS for Windows 7 Clients. The following things are done: CUPS Activated Raw printing support by dpkg-reconfigure cups SAMBA Added to the smb.conf the ...
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Is there any software for driver maintenance?

We use SCCM for OSD and consequently driver installation, and it works well. However, the issue becomes that when drivers are updated on the sccm server, only machines that are newly imaged and/or ...
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Hardware Drivers on Servers, update or not?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about whether or not to update hardware drivers (such as NICs or RAID controllers). I have always followed the motto, "If it aint broke, dont fix it." ...
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MDT capture process injecting drivers, Why?

During the capture process from the MDT sequence, it will inject drivers into the sysprepped image, why would you need that? I know you can prevent it from doing that simply by unchecking it, but ...
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MDT - Storage driver injection, do you need to rebuild windows image?

I'm trying to install an image to a machine. I keep getting storage driver errors where it can't find the hard drives. That's fine, so I went and got the drivers and added them. I regenerated the boot ...
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windows 2008R2 + Active Directory + printer x86 driver issues

i am setting a windows 2008 active directory server, and we have a NRG/Ricoh network printer. I configure it on the server with the x64 drivers (i add it up as a printer listed on the directory list, ...
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netmap issue with wheezy linux kernel 3.2.0.4 and Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit card

I have compiled the netmap drivers on debian wheezy with kernel 3.2.0.4 and ixgbe patched module from netmap drivers code. When I insert the modules after removing default ixgbe module I get the ...
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How do I create a Debian netinst installer that has a 3rd party network driver?

I want to install Debian on a machine, but the kernel and modules in the squeeze netinst module do not support the network driver. I can build a kernel module that works, but: How do I get the same ...
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Can switch detect mac address if driver is not installed?

I'm trying to install Debian wheezy on a used hp server via HP iLO Management Engine. Everything installs fine but when booting it shows warning that it can not find bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw(which ...
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SLES11 random unreachability from a single machine

I'm experiencing a very weird problem and I am lost hard now. I have set up several Suse SLES 11 SP2 machines since my company tries switching to SUSE. And every single machine with SLES 11 has this ...
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How do I disable 8139too network driver in favor of the 8139cp network driver in Ubuntu?

I'm trying to disable the 8139too network driver in favor of the 8139cp driver on my Ubuntu 8.04 server. The current driver crashes when the network card exceeds about 1 MB/s. The syslog also ...
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Which graphic drivers should I Install and how?

I have a system on which RHEL6 is installed. I need to install proper graphic drivers. I checked my graphic card simply by this command #lspci -v | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Linux workstation as a printing proxy

HP LaserJet 1005 is connected to Windows 7 (x86) workstation and we cannot change that (it needs to be Windows 7 and needs to be connected there). Windows XP 32 bits drivers are used because HP does ...