I am having an issue with server 2012 not being able to print.
Issue: Cannot print via TCP/IP from the server / Shared printing from clients.
I can connect printers over the network through TCP/IP on the server. It sees and connects to them. However, when I try to print a test page to them it just times out eventually and says it failed to print. The client PC's can print to the printers fine by using TCP/IP and connecting directly, but if I have them shared via the server, they cannot.
1. Restarted spooler on Server / Clients 2. Removed and reinstalled print drivers 3. Edited GPO to disable/enable print redirection (both made no difference) 4. Swapped out network switch
The reason I swapped out network switches is because the original switch would not allow TCP/IP printing from the clients when the printer was connected to them. I swapped to a different switch and it does allow TCP/IP printing.
I've checked firewall settings as well and don't notice anything that would prevent network printing, but it sure seems like it's somehow software related.