6 Appendix A: Product Behavior

The information in this specification is applicable to the following Microsoft products or supplemental software. References to product versions include updates to those products.

 

  • Windows 2000 operating system

  • Windows 2000 Server operating system

  • Windows XP operating system

  • Windows Server 2003 operating system

  • Windows Vista operating system

  • Windows Server 2008 operating system

  • Windows 7 operating system

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system

  • Windows 8 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 operating system

  • Windows 8.1 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system

  • Windows 10 operating system 

  • Windows Server 2016 operating system

  • Windows Server operating system

Exceptions, if any, are noted in this section. If an update version, service pack or Knowledge Base (KB) number appears with a product name, the behavior changed in that update. The new behavior also applies to subsequent updates unless otherwise specified. If a product edition appears with the product version, behavior is different in that product edition.

Unless otherwise specified, any statement of optional behavior in this specification that is prescribed using the terms "SHOULD" or "SHOULD NOT" implies product behavior in accordance with the SHOULD or SHOULD NOT prescription. Unless otherwise specified, the term "MAY" implies that the product does not follow the prescription.

<1> Section 1.3: The Web Point-and-Print Protocol is used when the Print System Remote Protocol (for more information, see [MS-RPRN]) is not available due to policy restrictions, policy restrictions on the use of RPC, or other restrictions on printing. When the Web Point-and-Print Protocol is used to install the printer drivers, the print spooler uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) (for more information, see [RFC2910] and [RFC2911]) to communicate with the actual print device.

<2> Section 2.2.2: Windows clients use one of the following major version values.

Value

Major version

0x05

Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003

0x06

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, or Windows Server 2016

<3> Section 2.2.2: Windows clients use one of the following minor version values.

Value

Minor version

0x00

Windows 2000 Server, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008

0x01

Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

0x02

Windows Server 2003, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, or Windows Server 2016

<4> Section 2.2.2: Windows clients use one of the following client platform values.

Value

Client platform

0x01

Windows 95 operating system, Windows 98 operating system, or Windows Millennium Edition operating system.

0x02

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, or Windows Server 2016

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016:

  • A client platform value of 0x01 is invalid.

  • All other client platform values are treated as 0x02.

Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003:

  • All client platform values different from 0x01 or 0x02 are treated as 0x02.

  • If client platform is 0x01, the client processor architecture value will be ignored and will always be treated as Intel x86.

<5> Section 2.2.2: Windows client processor architecture values:

Not supported on Windows 2000 or Windows 2000 Server:

  • AMD64

Not supported on Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, or Windows Server 2016:

  • MIPS

  • ALPHA

  • PPC

Not supported on Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system:

  • ARM

<6> Section 3.2.5: The Windows implementation extracts information from printer driver INF files to determine the appropriate drivers to return to the client. For information on printer driver INF files, see [MSDN-PRNINF].

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