Every day at approx 9.30am all our network printers spool a couple of pages containing some HTTP code
Posted on 2007-11-15
The majority, if not of our networked printers spool out two pages each morning with the following text:-
HEAD / HEAD\1.0
GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: <printer IP address>
I am not certain what could be causing this. We have a single Windows 2003 server which is our domain controller, also running Exchange, IIS (and RPC over HTTPS), file & print.
It makes sense that something running on the server is sending some HTTP request to all these printers, but I'm not sure what it could be. As well as all the Microsoft stuff, my predecessor installed some Xerox printing software and some Dell printing software. It is possible that one of these applications is causing the prints, however I am a bit worried about uninstalling the software in case those printers stop working.
Any advice would be really appreciated, as it's becoming a real pain in the ****.
Thanks a lot,