|I have recently installed a Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Server. This server has a few functions:|
- Domain Controller (Active Directory)
- File Server
- Print Server
I have around 12 client computers connected to the domain, all running XP professional SP3. The server has two IP addresses that are static, and the clients obtain IPs from DHCP via a router. User profiles are not roaming, but folder redirection (My Documents and Application Data) is set up, and appears to work fine.
Everything seems to work fine, except for the print server. I have tried to install our Canon LBP 3300 laser printer and deploy via group policy in an OU. Pushprinterconnections.exe is used as a startup script, and the printer appears on all client machines.
Everything looks good - except for when I try and print from a client, and it hangs. Normally this results in explorer.exe and the print monitor crashing and being closed manually via task manager. The document that is attempted appears on the server when the printer is opened, but it gets stuck on 'spooling'. The document then has to be manually removed.
I've tried a lot of things, including:
1) Removing the printer completely from the server and reinstalling from scratch.
2) Removing and then redeploying the printer via both computer and user configurations
3) Running cleanspl.exe on the server side. Reinstalling the USB print monitor via registry and then the printer as the only one on the system.
4) Updating to the printer driver.
5) Adding the printer manually on the client, not pushing it via group policy.
Despite this the result is always the same. I'm really out of ideas here - if anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it!