I've got two Win XP SP3 PCs with local IP print queues (for two different printers) showing offline, even though they can ping the printers and access the printers' web management interface. Printing the same way from Win7 is fine, as is printing from Mac OS.
I've read that SP3 can cause this sort of issue and uninstalling SP3 usually resolves but I'd like to know three things before I proceed:
1. What's options do I have uninstalling SP3 that aren't included here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249
2. Is there any other solution to this problem, that doesn't require uninstalling SP3?
3. If I created a print queue on a Win 2008 Server, for the XP PCs to print via, would this get around the problem?