Windows server 2003 Printing blank pages
Posted on 2006-11-09
I have just installed a windows server 2003 system and I am experiencing very strange printing results. After the initial installation everything printed normally using the system for both direct connected and shared printers. I configured the system as a terminal server for two remote users and installed printer drivers using available TS ports. When I attempted to print using the remote PCs everthing appeared normal- the printers in the server would spool the print job-- pass it to the remote PC printers and they would spool it -- but the page would print as a blnks page.
I connected a printer directly to the serve and installed the driver. I successfully printer three pages using the shared printer. The fourth page printed 3/4 of the page then stopped printing. Now it only prints blank pages. I attempted to print a test page and the windows logo and words "Windows XP Printer Test page" appeared then the printing stopped- and the system repeatedly printed out multiple pages of gibberish. It seemed like my print jobs were getting corrupted in the middle of the printing process.
I've reinstalled all of the printers, reset the system as a print server, spoken with multiple other techs and we're all shaking our heads.
If anyone has every experienced this a little help would be greatly appreciated.