Windows 7 domain clients cannot connect to printer error
Posted on 2010-09-20
We have recently upgraded our whole domain to windows server 2008 with windows 7 32bit clients. Our print server is a 64bit server with 32bit drivers also installed. All printers are connected based on environment variables using a logon script which works fine. The problem we are having is some of the machines won't connect to the printers. To get them to connect again we have to restart the print spooler delete the driver and then the printer connects fine. This keeps happening on various machines thoughout the building. Once the drivers have been deleted, it can happen again it doesn't necessarlly permanently fix it.
The problem is not user specific as the user can log onto another machine and the printer coonects fine, it is definately machine problem and probably a windows 7 problem! Even if I log in as a domain admin user the printer will not connect!
The error message I get is:
Windows cannot connect to the printer error no: 0x0000007e
Any help with this would be appreciated.