About two weeks ago we started having issues printing to HP Printers through our network. This happens if the computers is shared from another workstation, shared via a Windows 2008 server or accessed directly via an Ethernet connected HP printer. USB attached HP printers work fine with no issues. Other networked non-HP Printers work fine with no issues. We have about 100 computers and I believe this issue only happens on two of them. Both computers have Windows 7 Professional 32Bit.
Right clicking on a networked HP printer and choosing Printer Properties will not display the properties dialog. If I try printing to that printer it will freeze any program that tries to print to it.
Right clicking on the local printers or non-HP network printers and choosing Printer Properties disable the properties dialog normally and do not have any issues when printing.
I have disabled Symantec EndPoint Protection and the Windows Firewall but that did not solve the issue. I deleted and reinstalled the printers and updated the drivers but that did not solve the issue. Restarting the Print Spool does not solve the issue. Restarting the Computer solves the issue for 1 print job then it will start freezing again.
Printers that I have issues printing to through the network: 2x HP LaserJet 4100, HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color, HP M1536dnf mfp. Any help with this is appreciated.