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In windows operating system, you might be receiving the following error message regularly on the system screen:

“The server on which the printer resides does not have a suitable printer driver installed. Click OK if you wish to install the driver on your local machine.”

Generally, above this error message occurs when you try to install a network printer in Windows NT server (NT checks the server’s driver to see it can be used). If you have followed this condition then NT server gives you an error message that the spooler will be installed only your system. However, if the drivers cannot be used then NT servers prompts that the drivers does not have a suitable and asks for the driver to be installed on your system.

Causes of the driver error message “The Server on Which the Printer Resides Does Not Have a Suitable Printer Driver Installed”?

Usually when you attempt to connect to a Windows NT server or workstation printer share and then automatically download a printer driver that is known to be installed on the share, after that you may get this problem. Most probably this issue occurs if the %SystemRoot%\System32\Spool\Drivers folder does not have the correct NTFS files system permissions to allow your system to perfectly access the printer driver files. So, you have to need to verify the share-level permissions for the printer share if the default permissions were changed onto your local computer system.

Easy ways to repair error message “The Server on Which the Printer Resides Does Not Have a Suitable Printer Driver Installed”

You can fix this issue either manually or third party ways. Some of the helpful steps to fix this issue are given under:

You should assign the system administrator for sufficient permissions to access the files and you can also verify the system administrator, for the default NTFS permissions for the %SystemRoot%\System32\Spool\Drivers (and subfolders):

Administrators – Full Control
Creator/Owner – Full Control
Everyone – Read (RX)
Server Operators – Full Control
System – Full Control

If this issue is not fixed with above default NTFS permissions then you can use third party tool. Third party repair tool can repair this error message automatically from your system.

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