Solved

recover windows print queue

Posted on 2011-02-14
6
1,805 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I was working in a campus network and called about the print queue deleted.
A print queue has been accidentally deleted from windows 2003 print cluster.
how could this be recovered. is it possible to recover it using print management?

if the print queue is deleted would the port name be deleted too?
if I can find the port name I will be able to recreate the queue, but how can you tell which port name belong to which queue name, when the queue name is no longer there?

as a note the printer is no listed in Active Directory.

Appreciate it
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
hdhondt earned 500 total points
ID: 34892412
Deleting the [printer (the queue) does not normally affect the port. However, it depends on how the printer was deleted. If the printer had a network connection, the port will still be listed, unless it was deliberately deleted. If it was a USB connection, your guess is as good as mine

There is no real way of telling which port belongs to the deleted queue. However, if you look through the ports list on the server you should find a port that has no printer attached. That is likely the one you want. To check the ports, go to Properties of any other printer and click the Ports tab. Also, if it is a network connection, it will show the printer's IP address. That should let you verify which is the correct port, even if there are multiple unused ports. I assume you know the IP address of the printer, if not, print out a configuration page on the printer.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 34895294
what if If I  din't remember the queue name, does that mean there is no way to find the queue name,even when printing out the configuration.??
0
 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:hdhondt
hdhondt earned 500 total points
ID: 34895321
That's correct. As far as I know the queue name is not recoverable. However, the user PCs should still show the printer, even if it has been deleted from the server. That will tell you the queue name.

Most organisations have files that list critrical network details, including print queue names, device IP addresses, DNS names, etc. Surely a campus has these details listed somewhere?
0
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 34895520
<<PCs should still show the printer, even if it has been deleted from the server. That will tell you the queue name.>>

would they be able to print to it? as long as the port has not been deleted ?

0
 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:hdhondt
hdhondt earned 500 total points
ID: 34904817
As they're printing via the server, once the queue is gone their printing stops.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 34905277
Thanks a lot
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction In one of my previous articles (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Applications/Virtual_Server/Hyper-V/A_10686-Creating-a-Hyper-V-Cluster-on-Windows-2012.html), I explained how to create a native Windows 2012 Cluster.  The metho…
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question