Win2K Adv. Server and Printers

Posted on 2004-09-06
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?

Question by:John Sheehy
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harleyjd earned 250 total points
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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.

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by:John Sheehy
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I appreciate your feedback.  We did have a lot of jobs que'd.
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Ok - are you waiting for more info?


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by:John Sheehy
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No I was caught up on other work.  Sorry about that,
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Coolies - didn't want to think I'd forgotten half the question.

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