Windows 2008 R2 X64 Print Server Problem
Posted on 2012-04-05
Hello, Yesterday we experienced a bizarre situation.... we have 2 print servers.... both running Windows 2008 R2 X64 with all latest corrections. We have a number of printers configured identically on both servers, for redundancy sake. Users can print to any printer on either server. Yesterday a number of our HP P2035N printers just disappeared from both servers. Since I export the settings of each one, any time there is a change, I was able to do a Printer Migration on Server A and get the printers back. However, Server B is proving much more difficult to recover. Printer Migration, doing an import of its previously exported printer migration data, hangs at RESTORING PRINT QUEUES. I have tried deleting all the printers that remained after the initial problem and importing again, still hangs. Tried rebooting and importing again and still hangs. Finally, remove the Print Server role from the server and rebooted. Add the print server role back and tried to import the same printer migration file. Hangs at Restoring Print Queses..... gets about 90% done and the status bar quits advancing. Please advise.