Scripted printer install only appears after restarting the spooler
Posted on 2013-01-10
Win2008 sp2 x32 print server x1
Win7 sp1 x32 clients x 500
I install my printers using a script:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /n\\server\Printer Name /j"LanMan Print Services"
I have an erratic problem on random computers where someone will log in and it will say 'no printers installed' in word, excel, notepad etc (anything). I restart the print spooler and the printers appear.
Windows patched, various printer hotfixes applied. Nothing in event log. How can I fix\troubleshoot this please?
(I have tried other methods of printer deployment and failed, this is what I need to fix, I don't want suggestions of a new method please.)