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XP Pro server, printers loose connection

By RG11 ·
I have an XP Pro set up as a workstation/miniserver with 6 XP Pro connections to it. I set up 2 printers on the miniserver through tcpip and shared them. Occasionally on the computers the printers will say not connected and it will appear as if the printers are off line. At this point If I log in with my admin account they will connect, but If I log in with a user account they will not connect. The printer just say trying to connect or not connected. If I reboot the miniserver then everything works again? But until I reboot only the admin account will connect. This will work fine for a few days/weeks and then this happens. Any thoughts?

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Run "services.msc" and turn on print spooler recovery..

by cmatthews In reply to XP Pro server, printers l ...

..by double clicking Print Spooler, click the Recover tab, and make sure "restart the service" is set for 1st, second, and subsequent failures.

Note: Log-in to your mini-server with admin privileges to change this.

Also, if your print driver has a newer version get it. If not, disable "Machine Debug Manager" in services.msc since spooler crashes can have MDM.exe running constantly to make your "server" slow.

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