Printer pooling on Windows NT does not switch to second port
Posted on 2002-05-30
We would like to Configure 2 different NT Servers on which we have shared printer queues. for now we would like to do this on NT, we consider implementing a same configuration on windows 2000 later this year.
each server/queue goes to a same physical device on a lantronix or Axis printer box. the purpose is to have redundancy in case of NT crash or Spooler crash.
on the client we would enable printer pooling, when the preferred NT printer server cannot be reached, the client should reschedule the job to go to the other server/queue configured on the client.
in the client registry \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers ,
we have modified RestartJobOnPoolEnabled to 1
we have modified RestartJobOnPoolError to 5
we noticed that it never restarts, it seems impossible to modify the alphabetic order of preffered printer server/queue
Thanks in advance,
Belgium - Europe