Nuggets and Leakage from the front line of IT Support
Monday 16 March 2015
Shared printer keeps going offline after a few minutes on Windows Server
Sometimes its just the simple things ... AND you keep forgetting the fix. The copier company has just been and installed a shiny new Toshiba, looks loverly. Installed x86 / x64 drivers on the server, setup the printers, shared on the network, installed on a couple of PCs and watched as the printers promptly went offline again.
Restart the Print Spooler, come back online, wait a few minutes, and they're offline again. Aaargh.
Oh yes the fix - right-click on the server printer and choose Properties (or Printer Properties on newer versions of Windows Server) find the Ports tab, click Configure Port and