Failover Cluster Printer Driver Upgrade Status

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

On server clusters or failover clusters running Windows Server 2003 or later, an updated or upgraded printer driver usually propagates automatically to all nodes. This propagation is necessary because all nodes must use the same version of the printer driver.


Event ID Source Message



Failed to install or update driver %1 on cluster spooler resource %2. Win32 error: %3. The printer driver is different from the driver in use on other computers (nodes) in the cluster. This can occur because of a transient failure in replication between nodes, or if the nodes are running Windows 2000 (which does not automatically replicate drivers).

Print Server Failover Cluster

Printing Infrastructure