Spooler file too large
Posted on 2011-09-12
I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 2008 Server R2 to act as the print server for my company to print to network printers.
The current server is an old HP server that has got Windows 2003 server.
What I'm noticing is that when i send print commands from my Windows 7 client machine, the file being spooled is MUCH larger on the Windows 2008 server than when i print to the Window 2003 server.
For example, i have a 20 page word documet, that when i print to the Windows 2003 server, i see that the file size in the printer queue is 1.7MB. But when sending to the Windows 2008 server, that same document is queud at 32MB. You can imagine, this take much longer to print.
This issue has put my migratino to the new server on hold.
I'm sure i have installed the correct drivers (both x64 and x86), as i've just downlaoded the latest from the Xerox website on the new Windows 2008 server. I've used the Windows "Add Printer" wizard to add printers to Standard TCP/IP ports and i used "Have Disk" for all the drivers. Am i missing something here?
Thanks for the advice in advance.