Very strange network printer problem
I have a very strange problem with network printers here which has been a problem for a long time now but I've never really been able to pin down or explain the issue until now as think I can describe what's happening consistently
To be clear from the start I have an RM network but don't think this is playing a factor in this issue.
I have a number of network printer queues installed on an 2008 R2 server which have both x64 & x86 drivers installed. Test prints from these directly on the server go through fine. When sending a print from the client, the job goes to the print queue on the server and shows to be processed and deleted like normal however the job doesn't appear to get to the printer. If I then change the driver, the jobs start reaching the printer again until 15 minutes later, since changing the driver, when this behaviour starts again.
I thought maybe it was the printer driver I'm using but happens when swapping between PCL 5c, PCL 6 and PCL Universal drivers also.
There are no on-screen or event log errors to help out on the server or client and the model or manufacturer does'nt appear to make a difference as this has happened for various since first noticing this.
The fact that this prints fine after initially changing the driver for a short period before stopping is what stumps me the most. Has anyone had a similar problem to this or know what may be the cause?