Creating a print spooler on a Windows 2003 EE Cluster Active/Active Cluster the correct way!

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Conan the barbarian, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Just a question for everyone! What is the correct or best way
    to create a print spooler resource for a Active/Active cluster.

    Presently we have a print spooler resource on both sides of the
    Active/Active cluster. Spools are named Print Spooler 01 under the
    Data01 Group on one node and Print Spooler 02 on the 2nd node Data 02
    Group!

    Data01 Group Data 02 Group
    Print Spooler 01 Print Spooler 02

    as a dependency of the print spooler's we have the network names of
    the servers we have migrated. Trouble is if the print spooler goes
    down so do the network shares. If I do not put the network name as a
    dependency of the Print spooler then I do not get a print queue on the
    virtual server I just created. - This does happen I have called MS
    many a night and they still don't believe me.

    What is the best way of Setting up Print Spooler's on a Cluster? Other
    then using the network names as dependencies? As I migrate servers I
    usually have printers mapped and associated with these print queues?
    We have 10,000 desktops and I just cannot figure a way of doing this
    without a ton of work? Any information would be helpful! Thanks Guys,
    I love this group!!!
     
    Conan the barbarian, Feb 28, 2006
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  2. The definitive article:

    How to set up a clustered print server
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;278455

    (P.S. - we [the Cluster MVPs] love this group, too) :)
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    Ryan Sokolowski
    MVP - Windows Server - Clustering
    MCSE, CCNA, CCDA, BCFP

    "A troubleshooter's best tool is the Event Viewer and understanding the
    events and messages contained therein."

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    Ryan Sokolowski \(MVP\), Feb 28, 2006
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  3. Thanks for the reply!
     
    Conan the barbarian, Mar 1, 2006
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