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We have a 2008 server as our print server. Clients that use windows xp with a logon script to map have no problems printing. When I test printing to a network printer on a windows 7 machine it works fine up to a few machines as soon As i get 12-15 workstations trying to print, when they log in they get the yellow exclamation mark and needs troubleshooting against the printer name. It is being deploy by group policy. I have tried to deploy it by group policy also by group policy preferences and by using a script and i get the same error whatever i try. Does anyone have any suggestions to try and troubleshoot? Once again Windows xp clients have no issues printing at all. It is only windows 7 clients. Thanks

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I Have Found that the spooler is not starting because you cant add the printer manually either.

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What's it say in the event log? –  MDMarra Jun 11 '10 at 1:29
    
of the workstation or server? –  JohnyV Jun 11 '10 at 1:53
    
Are the Windows 7 workstations a mix of 32 and 64 bit? –  Leroy Clark Jun 11 '10 at 3:45
    
@JohnnyV - Both? –  MDMarra Jun 12 '10 at 4:55
    
Nothing significant in event log on either. I only noticed a problem with the citrix printer service. That is why I foud the service was causing issues (it is the remains of the offline plugin) –  JohnyV Jun 14 '10 at 22:04
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I found an article online that explained how to deploy printers using group policy through a 2008 print server. it was quite easy in the end. I was overcomplicating things with scripts etc.

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Have you got a link to the article? I would find that valuable... –  northirid Jul 14 '10 at 5:36
    
I wish i did post it because I cant find the bookmark anymore lol.If I find the one i am after I will post it. –  JohnyV Mar 30 '11 at 1:42
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