printing through server 2008 takes about 30 seconds before printing

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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?
Question by:johnbowden
    LVL 1

    Assisted Solution

    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.
    LVL 10

    Accepted Solution

    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.

    LVL 1

    Expert Comment

    I would not change to lpr. Port 9100 printing is the best way to handle especially with firewall etc
    LVL 10

    Expert Comment

    Some drivers respond better to that, also for job shifting, especially to other servers it's our preferred route for reliability.

    Author Comment

    I will check and get back to you

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

    After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

    Recently, I was asked to look into SCCM 2007 by my employer, having a degree of experience of earlier versions of SMS and some previous SCCM knowledge I didn't expect the procedure to involve to much time. I read a number of guides concerning it…
    Redirected folders in a windows domain can be quite useful for a number of reasons, one of them being that with redirected application data, you can give users more seamless experience when logging into different workstations.  For example, if a use…
    This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
    This tutorial will show how to inventory, catalog, and restore media from legacy versions of Backup Exec into both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Select Storage from the tabs along the ribbon bar as the top: Ensure the proper storage devi…

    760 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    7 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now