We have been having trouble with our network clients suddenly being unable to print. They get an odd error with a hex code. We determined that something in the driver was messed up and we could resolve the issue by clearing the driver cache and reinstalling the driver. This happens to random computers every so often. We're assuming this is a bug with the latest Dell 2330dn driver since that is the only model that has this problem.
What we are looking to do is write a Powershell script that would clear the driver cache and redownload the driver. I see a ton of scripts out there to manage queues, servers, and ports, but nothing for local driver cache management.
Since we have to do this manually, I'll write out the steps so you know what we want this script to replicate.
- Disable print spooler
- Restart machine
- Delete contents of: C:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86
- Enable print spooler and start service.
- Delete the network printer object and re-add network printer off of server.
I'm good enough with powershell to translate the above workaround into a pair of scripts. I'd like to find a more elegant solution then my current workaround.