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I have a print server with WinServer 2003. Ent. In Printers and Faxes under control panel everytime a user prints it creates a printer with that users name and then sets that as the default. Therefore no one else can print until i go in and delete that printer and make the default printer....the default....
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Is this terminal server?  Unless there's a script running somewhere, the only way for printers to be auto-created is to log in to a machine via RDP.

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it is NOT a terminal server, ALSO well when people add the printer it asks for authentication, once they authenticate it appears....hours later...they can no longer print
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Okay, it's not a terminal server.  Are they connecting to this server via RDP?

If they're not connecting via RDP, are they accessing the "\\servername\printers and faxes" share?

How are they printing?  How are the printers on the printer server created?  How are the printers on the clients created?  Do you have a group policy set up to push out printers, and is it pushing them to your printer server?

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One more thing, you say that every time they print it creates a printer.  Do you have any more information about that?  Is it a particular app?
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i fixed the issue but disabling print pooling but now i have a whole new issue that after a few minutes the client loses connection the printer...
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We're back to: How are your printers, queues and clients configured to access the printers.
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