all of a sudden all W98 clients can't print to w3k print server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Peter B, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Peter B

    Peter B Guest

    Hi all,

    i'm close to the edge... all of a suddend all my windows 98 clients cannot
    print to any of the network printers located on a windows 2003 server. this
    just started happening today, i rebooted the server, and still nothing.
    all XP and w2k workstations are printing fine !!!.
    wins is running, everything seems to be normal

    MSG:
    Document 48, Remote Downlevel Document owned by fred was deleted on HP
    LaserJet 4000 @ Workroom (event id 13)
    --> nothing else in the log files, no error just this information entry


    any help greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Peter
     
    Peter B, Feb 18, 2005
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  2. Peter B

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Todd J Heron, Feb 19, 2005
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  3. Peter B

    Peter B Guest

    Hi Todd,

    as far as i know, absolutely nothing. i re-checked the security policies to
    ensure that the required items for w98 operability were disabled. i checked
    wins, you name it. even tried to add a another printer, and still w98 wont
    print to them, funny thing is that from the w98 machines you can open the
    printers and view the properties !.

    i just don't get it.

    thanks
    Peter
     
    Peter B, Feb 19, 2005
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  4. Peter B

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Is SMB-signing enabled on the print server?
    Is NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled on the print server?
    Has the print server lost it's domain membership?
     
    Todd J Heron, Feb 19, 2005
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  5. Peter B

    Peter B Guest

    all checked out...

    found the problem from that article, i saw it yesterday but it was kinda
    confusing if you read it (delete the spooler files fromthe W98 server
    ?????). so i checked the print server's spooler directory, and deleted 315
    ..spl files from the directory, and the w98 clients are now printing
    again....

    i don't get it...but then....

    thanks for the help
    Peter.
     
    Peter B, Feb 19, 2005
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  6. Peter B

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Glad it helped!
     
    Todd J Heron, Feb 19, 2005
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