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Printers have disappered in Server 2008 devices and printers for all users

Posted on 2011-03-08
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Hi everyone,

     I have a terminal server that all of my users utilize.  I have about 50 network printers installed for all users to use.  They are installed directly on the ts for everyone.  I do not allow printer redirection or local printer use.  Everything was working fine until I did a recent reboot.  Since the reboot All of the printers are not showing up in devices and printers.  However, you can see the printers in applications and even print to them sometimes.  I have tried rebooting several times and I have also tried restarting the print spooler and ensuring that I am not allowing printer redirection.  I am getting driver required for printer is unknown errors in my event viewer.  

Any help is greatly appreciated

Thanks
Stiggley
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by:pjam
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Is the Service Print Spooler started and automatic?
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yeah the print spooler is set to automatic and started
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Try restarting the spooler.  I've had a W2k3 server that the printers "disappeared" a few times, and the root cause was the spooler hanging up.

YOu can either restart in the services panel, or from the command line using
net stop spooler && net start spooler

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Hi and thank you.  Please see the last two sentences from my original post.
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Thanks Everyone but I solved the issue myself!  If anyone has this issue please do the following:

open cmd

type

sfc /scannow

let it run

it is a miracle worker

Thanks!
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by:Stiggley
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I was able to resolve the issue myslef by running sfc /scannow
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