Can print from server but not from computers

Microsoft Als windows xp professional
August 12, 2009 at 15:03:47
Specs: Windows XP, NA
Hi, I have printers shared on a Server 2003 machine, but with one of the computers if I add it on any of my WinXP Pro workstations it won't print. It says it is but nothing comes out, and on some computers when you open the queue it shows up with "Initializing" in the title bar for ages (or permanently, I havn't waited around to check).

I have uninstalled/reinstalled the printer from the workstations, checked the driver on the server is correct, and tried as the domain admin on the workstations.

Anyone got any ideas here?

Thanks


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#1
August 12, 2009 at 15:20:31
Did you setup Print Server Roles on you 2003 Server?

How are you connecting a port on the workstations, are you using UNC pathing?

Have you added Domain Users to your security for the printer?


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#2
August 12, 2009 at 15:35:16
Yep it's serving nearly a hundred other printers fine.

The printers connect to the server over the network (TCP/IP port), and are added to workstations by going Add Printer > network printer > and typing in \\server\printername

I don't have Domain Users in printer security, but have Everyone, with Print set to Allow


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#3
August 12, 2009 at 16:08:41
Try adding the Domain Users group.

I personally stop using print server because of the stupid print spooler bug in Vista. I just use the Print Server in the printers and add TCP/IP local ports to the hosts instead of networked ports.


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#4
August 12, 2009 at 21:55:38
Adding Domain Users didn't make a difference.

I would try that but we have over a hundred printers on this server already and it's not my choice whether we use a print server or not :)


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#5
August 13, 2009 at 08:08:09
"I have uninstalled/reinstalled the printer from the workstations, checked the driver on the server is correct, and tried as the domain admin on the workstations."

Have you checked the drivers on the workstation?


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