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Have tried restarting the Print Spooler service?
Windows 7 we introduced Asynchronus RPC which speeds up communcation to a Windows 2008/2008 R2 Server. Windows Server 2003 doesn't support this new protocol and when Windows 7 trys to communicate using Async RPC, this is most like causing the temporary loss of communcation.
The result is the blank driver tab and port tab.
The work around is to disable Async RPC by adding the following registry key on the Windows 7/Vista clients:
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