Printing fails on server 2008 shared print server
Posted on 2009-02-13
We have our print server set up on Server A which is running server 2008. Users are able to print to the shared printers we have installed there.
We have a second 2008 server that hosts our ERP software (IBM UniVerse) and has local ports installed for printers which point to the printers on Server A. So Printer 1 on Server B has a local port that points to \\ServerA\Printer1. When users try to print from the ERP software, the software prints to the printer installed on Server B which in turn send the print job to the printers installed on Server A.
When we had this running on Server 2003 everything worked fine. Since we have upgraded to server 2008 the print jobs will not work unless the user is a member of the Print Operators group. I have tried various other permission settings and that seems to be the only setting that works.
If we point the printers on Server B back to the old server 2003 print server, printing works fine. When we try to go between the two 2008 boxes it fails.
Is there some setting I am missing that might be causing this to fail in Server 2008?