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I have a SBS 2003 setup. Domain controller, 2 different network attached printers connected to it. And my workstations use SBS as printserver.

Whenever a computer is restarted. When it's almost ready, the printers, print 2-3 pages with todays date on it.


Any good ideas?
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Question by:NetSarC
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by:manicsquirrel
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What is the make and model of the printer?  Also, is the printer ethernet or USB/parallel?  If it is USB or parallel is it plugged into the server or a workstation?
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by:NetSarC
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One is a Xerox print/scan/copy center.. The other is a minolta. They are connected to ethernet directly. And installed with a TCP/IP port directly on the SBS 2003 server. And the clients are connected through the SBS server..
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Disconnect the printers from the network.  Restart some of the workstations.  See if there is a startup program, a service, or anything that generates an error in the event log because it cannot find the printer to make it spit out a blank page.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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I would just be sure that you have the latest printer drivers installed on the SBS.  Also, make sure that the printers are NOT installed locally on any workstation.  Instead, they should show something like "PRINTER1 on SBS", "PRINTER2 on SBS", "FAX on SBS" in the printers and faxes window.

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by:NetSarC
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As it turned out, a virus was the one causing the problemes. w32.viking or something..
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