[windows2000] Re: Printer issues

  • From: Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 07:08:47 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Jim,
Will give it all a go

----- Original Message ----
From: Jim Kenzig http://thin.ms <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:54:14 PM
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Printer issues

Drivers seem to matter.  While some claim that PCL6 is supposed to be faster, 
we have noted just the opposite and that in most cases PCL5 printing was 
spitting the job out faster.   Go to printers applet. File/Server Properties 
and choose the drivers tab and get rid of any drivers that are not used.  The 
less drivers loaded the better,  Than also verify that you've got the most 
updated version of the drivers on the server and reinstall newer if 
necessary.   If you look at the ports and choose the one you are using and 
click on configure you can also try messing with the transmission retry number 
to see if there is any improvement. Reset the print spool services after making 
changes for best results. 
Also on the advanded properties tab of the printe try setting the spool section 
to start printing immediately if it isn't set that way.  Also make sure the 
system account has full control of windows, system32, spool, printers folder 
and you can add your users to this folder and give them read write access but 
that shouldn't be necessary. 
Jim Kenzig 
Blog: http://www.techblink.com

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 4:51 AM, Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Guys,
We are having problems with about 6 users on a remote site, they currently have 
a file and print server hosted on a Windows 2003 VM on VMware.
Now the issue is that when they print, half way through the print job 
especially if it is large (10pages and above), the printing pauses and they 
have to hit the resume botton on the pc to get it going again.
I have connected to the printers and can print ok. Just wondering if anyone has 
seen this before? any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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