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Every 12th print job is paused on network printer

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The reason why this question is not in the Printing section is that I have the WinNT solution, which does not work in Win2K.
And now to the problem:
Some time ago, my users were experiencing a problem, when every 12th print job sent to network printers would pause. The fix for our NT servers was to run regedit, then go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\LPDSVC\LPR and change the value from 0 to 1, which enabled local buffering for every printed document.
The print jobs are all being sent to the print server from an AS400.

We have now installed a Win2K server machine as a print server, and the problem has re-occured. Going into the registry, I couldn't find the same entries - different location maybe, which makes sense, but I also came up with nothing when searching for LPDSVC within the registry.

Any ideas anyone? Appreciate your help.
Please let me know if you need more info.

Edan
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Thanks SystmProg, but both solutions refer to the NT fix, of which I'm aware, whereas my problem is with applying the same fix (or similar) to a Win2K server (all in the problem description...).

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Don't worry...go ahead. The same thing applies.
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Well, I've had a look in the above reg key, but there's absolutely nothing under "lpr" - no printers IP addresses or anything else.
I can't recall ever having to create these entries manually. Aren't they supposed to be created by Windows every time you create a new LPR port?
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Create it manually.
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I did, and it worked!! So simple (when you know how...DOH!).
Thanks, and enjoy the points!

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Thanks!
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