Are you installing any 32bit drivers onto the server by using the Print Management admin tool from a workstation? I've had trouble installing some 32bit drivers directly on to a 64bit server.
Somewhere on here is a thread which lists a number of Microsoft hotfixes/updates that deal with problems with printers. I can't remember where it is but will have a nosey.
We had many issues with this for a long time. In the end I went with logon scripts (VB) that take the form of:
I also use a program called adprintx.exe with a "/f" switch at logoff which forces removal of networked printers. They just get re-added again at next logon.Code:
on error resume next
Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
So far has been working great (since Feb this year)
MicrosoftFixitPrinterSpool50984.msi seems to have done the job. I've run it on 6 machines when the fault showed, rebooted and all the printers are there.
Thanks everyone for your assistance
ive found if point n print is in default state (ie not configured) it can stoip printers i always turn it onand set it to
users can only print to print machines in their forest
do not show warning
do not show warning
otherwise i cant remember the last time i got a signed copier driver and it can cause issues
browolf - I am looking at usng rundll32 printui.dll but I am finding that users get a pop up which says "Connecting to printer - installing driver" or "Connecting to printer - downloading driver". The -pop up also has a cancel button. It would be good If it would run without the popup. I have tried the \q switch - no joy.
This happens everytime even though I would assume the machine just downloaded the driver and installed it the last time I ran the script? Other than that it works.
Does this happen when you use it? If not could you give me a snippet of your script?
I don't think you can get rid of that box. we have one script that covers all classrooms which has sections like:
if %computername:~0,3% == K2- (
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\server2\K2colour
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n \\server2\K2colour /q
@browolf - Thanks
I've actually cobbled together a working vb script from info I got from other posts on edugeek. It seems to be working and no pop ups!!