How to close connections to XP shared printers
Posted on 2009-07-01
We have a few printers that don't work correctly and aren't supported on Server 2003 (Dymo Label printers). My work around has been to share them on a XP Pro workstation. I have 30 users that need to print to these few printers. Most of them only print maybe once a day.
XP is keeping an open connection to workstations that have these shared printers installed, hence I am running in to the 10 user limit that XP pro has. Is there anyway to have XP close these sessions after a print job completes? I rarely have more than one person trying to print to these at the same time.
Right now the first ten computers that connect to this workstation can print and all the other will show the printer as being unavailable.