CPU with printer share maxes out connections
Posted on 2010-08-25
I have a windows XP machine that is setup and has a printer connected to it. This cpu is only used to connect to the printer, and the printer is shared.
This setup has worked for as long as I can remember; however, recently, I have been getting errors saying the printer is unavailable.
After a little troubleshooting, I found the problem to be the Open Files / Sessions in computer management. They appear to be maxed out at the 10 threshold.
I do not know what started to cause this problem, but how do I fix it? The printer share will be on numerous computers, well over 10; however, there will hardly ever be more than one person printing at the same time.
Looking at it right now, it shows one person has a session open for over a day., and many with idle times of over an hour. They show open files, spool files I'm sure, but shouldn't they close after printing and disconnect the session?
The printer is a Tharo H-426 if that matters.