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Windows 7 Pro 64 bit printing

I am using a Windows 7 64 bit as my print server for a small LAN. It worked fine for a while until now when clients cannot connect to the printers anymore. The printers show fine and I can print from the Win 7 itself but from workstations printers show as "unable to connect".
I have restarted the machine, disabled any firewall/antivirus etc but it refuses to work.
The end stations are a mix of Win 7 and XP. All drivers are up to date. This is a 2003 AD LAN.

Help. Thank you.
Windows 7Windows XPWindows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Did you add "Additional Drivers" and select x86 fo the 32-bit computers?

Yes, I have said that it was working fine for a while.
Tony J

Hmm if no one has changed anything, I'd check to ensure that no drivers have auto-updated and that neither the workstation or the clients trying to print have applied any recent MS patches.
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@liokr, that is a good guide but the setup is fine as it has worked in the past.

It has to do something with security rights because when I try to install a printer on a workstation it bring s up a username and password dialog box. And whatever I use (and I am an administrator) it doesn't connect.

I even tried disconnecting the machine from the domain and rejoining it without any luck.

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Pretty weird for sure.  Keep a close look at that for recurrence.
glad you figured it out.
Does print server have a CMOS battery?  They normally last a long time, butsurely some do not.
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