Slow Windows Server 2008 Print Server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by dan, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. dan

    dan Guest

    I recently installed a new Windows Server 2008 Standard, SP2 64 bit server
    at a client, to replace a Windows 2000 server. Everything about the project
    as gone smoothly until I tried to set up the new server as the print server.
    The issue is that it takes a full minute for a test page to print, while
    when sending the same test page to the Windows 2000 server the test page
    prints immediately. The clients are all XP SP3. I have the same problem
    whether I try printing to an HP2420 laserjet or a Toshiba e-studio 280. I've
    researched this problem on the internet and tried everything I've found
    listed, including:

    1. Turning off the "render print jobs on client computers" option.
    2. Turning off the " enable advanced features" option
    3. Turning off the server AV
    4. Disabling TCP chimney offload
    5. Disabling RSS
    6. Disabling autotuning level

    If you watch Print Management on the Windows 2008 server, you can see the
    print job get placed in the queue immediately, where it sits for about a
    minute before printing starts. Test pages printed directly from the Windows
    2008 server print immediately.

    Does anyone have other suggestions about what I can try (including folks at
    Microsoft)? I won't be able to shut down the Windows 2000 server until I get
    this problem solved.
    dan, Nov 7, 2009
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  2. Hello Dan,

    The managed support service of the newsgroup is now available instead on
    <Windows Server Forum>:

    Would you please repost the question in the forum with the Windows Live ID
    used to access your Subscription benefits? Our engineers will assist you in
    the new platform.

    The web link
    introduces more information about the migration. In the future, please post
    your print-related questions directly to the forums. If you have any
    questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us:

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Technical Support
    David Shen [MSFT], Nov 10, 2009
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  3. dan

    dan Guest

    Ok, will do.
    dan, Nov 10, 2009
  4. dan

    dan Guest

    Just to keep this thread accurate in case someone is doing a search - this
    problem remains unresolved, even when I asked for help on the other forum.
    In fact, somehow it got checked off in the forum as answered, which it was
    dan, Nov 23, 2009
  5. Did you post to the Print/Fax forum? I did not see the post there.

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Nov 25, 2009
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