Sorry for the thread necro, I'm lookin' at printer threads to give a recommendation for my dad for a home printer and it's hard for me to recommend what I have at home since it's a workgroup printer I got fer free.
ANYWAY, I just wanted to post about the 1022n. We had one at work for a while and it was a decent little guy. The one caveat I recall was that the browser interface stopped working for Internet Explorer. You had to use Firefox (maybe something else, didn't try) as IE gave something like a 401 error or something.
All the printers we run here go through a Win2K8 R2 print server and deploy to the clients pretty easily using the HP Universal Print Driver (v5.2). XP and Win7 clients. I don't know that there's any special difference between "HP Universal Print Driver" and the one that has (v5.2) in the name, but whatever we installed 2 years ago is what we're usin'.
We used to have more issues with our HP fleet (currently: P2055dn, P4015x, P4515x, CP3525n, CM3530fs, 4250tn, CP4005dn, used and removed: 8150n, 9000dn, 1022n, 1200, 4000tn, 4050tn, 4, 4+, color 2600n, color 2605dn, color 4600dn, color 4700dtn, non-HP: Xerox DocuPrint N4525CN, Brother MFC-8460n, Printronix P5210, Printek FormsPro 4503, some old Tally 6000-series linefeed monsters, MFPs: Xerox WC 7665, Savin 8025, Savin 9050, Savin C6055, Savin C9020, some old Konica 7000-series that was a total pile) when running our print server on Novell Netware 6.5 as some of the color print jobs would get huge and get stuck spooling and we'd have to jack around with the spooler process. In the past, before Netware, apparently we ran Win2K or WinNT 4 and the print spooler stank and we'd have to manually mess with that all the time (it was before my time), but I haven't had any issues with the HP print driver or Windows spooler in the last 2 years.
YMMV I guess.
As an aside about the P2055dn printers, we have 5 of them and I haven't had any issues reported for printing. We ran QuickBooks 2009 and recently upgraded to 2012. We keep the firmware updated to the latest on all our printers so perhaps that was related? I have also heard from various managed print providers that the P2055dn is decent but the P2030 and other P20xx models that aren't the 55 use a different print engine, use different toner, and have reliability issues. I don't know that that would extend to the driver, but there ya go.
I, uh, I wouldn't necessarily take Intuit's tech support or anything they say as gospel, but that's just my opinion. I know this is far too late to be of any use to Welch's post but am just posting it for anyone lookin' in the future.
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on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.