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Shared Printer, prints extremely slow

By helpo1 ·

This is an issue i've been racking my brain trying to figure out but haven't gotten anywhere. Here's my dilema, I have an HP P1505 printer set up for shared printing using an XP 32-bit computer as the sharing printer. I've added the printer on my Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, and printing a test page, a text document or a rich text document to it works fine. When I print a Microsoft Word document or from another app, it takes 2-5 minutes from the time the document is sent to the printer until printing begins. I am using the latest 64-bit driver for the printer on the server. The curious thing is that when i initiate 1 print job the printer queue displays 2, and only when i cancel one of them does the print job through quickly rather then me waiting 2-5 mins. I don't have any issues with other printers that have been added to the windows 2008 server, they print quickly with no delay. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks in advance

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Are you using the 32-bit computer to share the printer or the server?

by AV . In reply to Shared Printer, prints ex ...

What driver are you using on the 32-bit computer? It sounds like a driver incompatibility problem, especially the two jobs in the print queue issue.

I've run into this type of problem on HP printers, but its usually with PDFs and not Word. It doesn't matter if you add memory or not. You could try adjusting the printing resolution in the driver or how it handles graphics. Is it better if you print in draft mode?


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Shared printer is 32-bit, Windows 2008 is 64-bit drivers

by helpo1 In reply to Are you using the 32-bit ...

The computer that has the shared printer is using a 32-bit driver, while the windows 2008 server is using a 64-bit driver. Though the windows 2008 can print to other shared printers that have a 32-bit drivers while it has a 64-bit version. Draft mode doesn't seem to be have an affect, and the resolution is at the lowest possible and issue persists.

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How about this?

by AV . In reply to Shared Printer, prints ex ...

Try setting up the printer as a local printer on the PC using a HP Standard TCP/IP port instead of just a Standard TCP/IP port.


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