Appendix A: Installing printer drivers on Windows server and client machines

Use this topic to learn how to install, upgrade, and downgrade shared NiceLabel printer drivers on your servers and clients. This document refers to the server OS Windows Server 2016, and the client OS Windows 10, but you can apply similar steps to other supported Windows operating systems.


We recommend local printer driver installations, but shared printer drivers are the preferred option in some complex environments.

When upgrading, local NiceLabel driver installations upgrade all the files and all the printers from the same printer manufacturer, while shared printer drivers do not.

Installing your printer drivers with other methods can cause problems. Your printer spooler may freeze or crash, or you may face compatibility issues when you install drivers on 32-bit clients.