client printer error "Failed to get device status information" but server can print

We have a server that can print fine - but the clients all say "Failed to get device status information". I have changed the port config, the driver, the share name, anything that would make it a fully different printer.
It worked last week but this week it wont.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Were any patches or updates loaded on the server between when it worked and when it didn't?

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keystonetechAuthor Commented:
yes there was. We had to restart the server with patch tuesday and since it has worked fine.
This happens from updates keeping services in waiting ?
keystonetechAuthor Commented:
gave me the idea to wait and see if restarting it after patches would help - it did
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