Printers keep going offline on windows 2000 print server
Posted on 2009-04-16
I have an old Windows 2000 print server. Over the past 2 days it has been taking 2 printers offline for no apparent reason. From that server I can ping the printers, telnet to them and even connect to RUI's using IE. In order to get the printers to start working i have to stop the print spooler and restart it. Why is this happening. We have not made any changes on this server since January. We have done reboots on it since then as well. Is my best course of action to delete the 2 printers in question and reinstall and re-share them?