?
Solved

2008 R2 Terminal Server keeps dropping UNC Printers

Posted on 2012-08-27
4
Medium Priority
?
784 Views
Last Modified: 2012-09-24
We have multiple 2008 R2 terminal servers.  All are Hyper-V children.  I have a 2008 R2 Print server.  I have them all installed as well as a couple of directly installed network printers.  Occasionally, a user will log on and the UNC printers will not be there.  The directly installed network printers are just fine.  This not global for all users simultaneously.  It is very hit-and-miss and may affect one user one day and another the next.  Any thoughts?
0
Comment
Question by:sifugreg
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Netflo
ID: 38343419
How are your UNC printers assigned? Manually per profile? GPO? Just to confirm the UNC printers are printing via a server?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:sifugreg
ID: 38343639
Manually (by VB Script initially.  can't figure out how to do it via GPO, maybe I should look into that) and yes, there is a single 2008 R2 print server.
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Netflo earned 600 total points
ID: 38343720
Take a look at the following link to get you started: http://theintegrity.co.uk/2010/07/how-to-deploy-printers-with-group-policy-windows-server-2008-7-vista-xp/ Ideally move a subset, OU or group of users onto GPO and review.

When a user calls up, have you had a look at the eventviewer to see if there is anything which could be timing out or possible cause that the batch file is not executing correctly?

Typically a vbs should run okay, unless there is something wrong with the code or too many printers are being added and the user is closing the cmd box, not knowing what he or she is doing. Any similarities based on the users you are supporting, which could support this?

GPO would get around this and make that process transparent.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:sifugreg
ID: 38429503
Unfortunately my schedule has prevented me from acting on this in a timely fashion.  I will, however, leverage GPO's in the eventual solution and in future design considerations.  Thanks for the input.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
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…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month16 days, 7 hours left to enroll

862 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