Printers go down intermittently
Posted on 2011-03-18
We have about 12 printers in our domain, all network printers, none USB. At certain points throughout the day, various printers will not let people print to them. If the users wait about 5 minutes, and try again, it works.
So I thought that I'd check my print servers drivers, and sure enough, I had 68 different print drivers on it (we only need about 9). So I removed all unnecessary print drivers. There were also 12 print monitors and we don't need any of them. Those are all gone now.
It's running in a Citrix environment and all servers have server 2003.
Does anyone have any kind of ideas as to what the problem could be? It's not the cabling, the building was just rewired and no workstations or servers have network issues, and the printers can always be pinged.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.