Solved

Win2K Adv. Server and Printers

Posted on 2004-09-06
5
199 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a Windows 2000 Adv Server acting as a Print Server. I Create a TCP/IP port and then share the printer out.  All my users have access to this so they can add a printer to their login.  I have about 200 printers shared out. (Large Organization)
Well two nights ago 175 of them just disappeared.  The ports were still available bu the shares were gone.  And then last night they showed back up.  There is only a few people that have Domain Admin access. and they were not on shift when this happened.

Any ideas why this would occur?

Thanks
John
0
Comment
Question by:John Sheehy
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
harleyjd earned 250 total points
ID: 11996042
I have seen printers go missing when a corrupt job is added to the queue. Restarting print spooler usually solves this. Sometimes you need to stop the spooler then delete the job manually from C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS then restart the spooler.
0
 

Author Comment

by:John Sheehy
ID: 12000866
I appreciate your feedback.  We did have a lot of jobs que'd.
John
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:harleyjd
ID: 12001571
Ok - are you waiting for more info?

0
 

Author Comment

by:John Sheehy
ID: 12001593
No I was caught up on other work.  Sorry about that,
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:harleyjd
ID: 12001597
Coolies - didn't want to think I'd forgotten half the question.
0

Featured Post

Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Owning a franchise can be the dream of a lifetime. It provides a chance for economic growth. You can be as successful as you want.  To make your franchise successful, you need to market it successfully. Here are six of the best marketing strategies …
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now