intermittent printer pings
We have windows 2003 print server and all xp clients.
The printers are a mix hp and Kyocera plus a few others for good measure.
On Friday, just gone, a few printer started to have problems, staff / students could not print to them.
We did have one student creating a loop in the network but Ďspanning treeí and a quick execution took care of that. The printer were having problems before the loop
This happened school wide. Now everybody is off Iím sat here trying to work it out.
Not all printers are affected, itís not limited to one make of printer. When I try and ping the affected printers I get a slow intermittent response.
There is no network traffic as every one is off and only one or two PCís still left on, no errors on any switches. Still having the same problem.
I have tried completely removing one of the printers from the server and reinstall it same problem
Anybody have any thoughts.
Iím thinking of making a backup using Microsoft print migratory, removing the print server roll, restart the server, reinstall the server roll and restore the backup.
I know I could change it another server but I would then have to go round and allocate the relevant printer to the relevant member of staff when they get back.