Printer shares not accessible on server following dcpromo demote

Dear experts,

I have a windows server 2008 DC that has file shares and printer shares. I have just removed AD from this server and it is now a member server.  The file shares were unaffected but the print shares are inaccessible from the client PCs. When you open a shared printer from a PC, the printer Queue pops up with a status of "opening" but eventually fails.
I can browse to the server and see all of the printer shares listed but can't open them.

I didn't expext demoting a server would affect the printer shares. How can I get them back online without recreating the shares all over again?

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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Sounds like Access is denied

A quick help, as the error come in the workstation, run processminotor there. (

You will see where the access denied happen, thus after you can spot what setting block you :)

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tech53Author Commented:
Thanks.  The issue was relating to DNS.
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