Slow network printing

Posted on 2009-04-30
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Dear All,

We centralised print serving on a new Windows 2003 machine, which is also our Domain controller and Exchange server. We  have about 15 users.

The problem we experience is that the print server seems to have troubles sending the print jobs through to our networked printers.

I tested:

* Standard TCP/IP port
- LPR printing
- RAW 9100 printing

* LPR port

And changing the settings "start printing after last page is spooled", "start printing immediately", "print directly to printer", but nothing seemed to improve the situation.

Printers are:
- Xerox Work Center Pro 255
- Xerox Work Center Pro 232
- Xerox 4595

Any clues?

best regards,

Question by:nd2u
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Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 24268163
do the printers have dns server set ?

Author Comment

ID: 24268273
They all point to our internal DNS server, which is also the Domain Controller
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by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 24268315
does the DC event log say sth is wrong ?

Accepted Solution

nd2u earned 0 total points
ID: 24268356

I did install the Xerox TCP/IP Port monitor (for Windows NT and 2000) and actually things have improved a lot...

But still, something must be different, because installing the (old) Xerox TCP/IP port monitor is not "by the book" :)

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