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

The PushPrinterConnections.exe utility reads the printer connection settings from Group Policy and then adds the appropriate printer connections to the client computer. However, this utility has only a 64-bit version that is built into Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition. When you try to use this utility and Group Policy to deploy printer connections to a client computer that is running an x86 version of a Windows operating system, the following event log 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

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

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB973878.

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