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printing through server 2008 takes about 30 seconds before printing

Just installed a new Dell server running Windows 2008 R2. It replaces a clone box running Windows 2003 32bit.
Customer has a RICOH Aficio 2051 with static IP
On the Windows 2003 box, running PCL5e and runs RAW.
The new server is running PCL 6 (latest drivers from Canadian web site) and just tried the PCL 5c drivers - same thing with delay

Running a test page from the server takes about 30 seconds before the job comes out. The old server is still running and running the test page is instantaneous

Any ideas?
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philsmicronetCommented:
Try the following

1. In the Ports area of the printer driver, untick "Enable Bi Directional Support"
2. In the Device Settings. Look for settings that might look like its getting settings from the printer.

Such as Automatic settings, Print Status Notifcation etc

The delays can often be the driver trying to find out about the capabilities of the printer prior to printing.
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David_IngledewCommented:
It's more thank likely the 2nd point from what phil said.

On our server Bi-Directional is greyed out but on the driver itself (we are using a C2800 for testing), but the automatic updates for trays/options doesn't seem to have an obvious disable option. If the below doesn't help I'll get the specific driver and find that option.

I would change the enabled advanced print features to be disabled.
Under the same advanced tab, print processor change the language to winprint, raw.

I'd also change the port from Appsocket to LPR (Queue name AUTO) and try that also.



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philsmicronetCommented:
I would not change to lpr. Port 9100 printing is the best way to handle especially with firewall etc
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David_IngledewCommented:
Some drivers respond better to that, also for job shifting, especially to other servers it's our preferred route for reliability.
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johnbowdenAuthor Commented:
I will check and get back to you
Thanks
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