Print Drivers - Verifying Them and Isolating Them In Memory Print E-mail
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Written by Darwin Sanoy   
Monday, October 17, 2011 1:48pm

We recently ran an article about compatibility problems with Windows 32 to 64-bit thunking layer (splwow64.exe).  There is actually a testing tool to verify whether print drivers follow development best practices and some group policy settings to control whether print drivers are run in their own isolated process.  Both of these can be handy when working with printing on 64-bit Windows.

To learn how to use Microsoft tools to verify if a print driver is splwow64 compliant, check out this posting: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/printverifier/archive/2007/04/06/setup-and-configuration.aspx

This article talks about the new settings in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 for isolating print drivers - it includes information on the reasons for doing this and implications of isolating:
 

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