Solved

Printing Issues

Posted on 2013-01-31
3
163 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-19
I am having issues getting XP SP3 machines to connect to a network printer.   I have a 2K8 print server where the printer is installed.   (It prints fine from the server)  I have multiple drivers installed for 64 bit and 32 bit OS's.  

The printer is also deployed via GPO, all machines are in the OU that the GPO is linked to.

Windows 7 machines get mapped and can print without issue.  However, the XP machines dont map at all.  If i try to manually map the printer, it will map and install but then it wont print.   As soon as you try to submit a test page you get the erro: Test page failed to print.

So, in short, I cant get the XP machines to map to the printer being pushed by a GPO.  And then if I map to the printer manually, it installs but cant print.

However,  if I choose to setup a local priner, assign it a TCPIP port and install the same driver, it works fine.

Any ideas?
TIA
0
Comment
Question by:Earl28
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
kadafitcd earned 100 total points
ID: 38841561
First Make sure your clients have this update: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3628

On the Server, Do the following

Open Printers
Right Click on the Printer
Click Printer Properties
Click the Advanced Tab
Click Print Processor
Make note of the data type on the right (RAW, etc)
Click Winprint on the left
Click the proper data type on the right (RAW, etc)
OK your way out and test the XP computers.

Good Luck HTH.
0
 
LVL 44

Assisted Solution

by:Jackie Man
Jackie Man earned 400 total points
ID: 38842925
Have you added PushPrinterConnections.exe to login scripts?

Reference

http://theintegrity.co.uk/2010/07/how-to-deploy-printers-with-group-policy-windows-server-2008-7-vista-xp/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Earl28
ID: 38906093
Thanks, most of the machines already had the extensions but a few needed it.  The main piece I was missing was the pushprinter.exe in the startup script.  I didnt think I needed that anynore in 2K8.  Once that was added, the printers worked as expected.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

733 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