The biggest issue with this is when the print server has an issue, it brings printing to a standstill and when a office full of heavily motivated workers can't print, you can bet your help desk is being blown up with calls and requests.
Printer Logic solves this problem by seamlessly converting all of the printers in your environment to direct IP. The print job's spool on user's workstation and get sent directly to the printer, never crossing the WAN and staying on the LAN.
As for the five issues mentioned above, here is how Printer Logic can help. Driver Management Managing drivers on your 2012R2 can be a nightmare, especially if you have both 32 and 64bit.
Printer Logic is able to make managing drivers really simple with a single driver repository that holds both model specific and universal printer drivers, separating them between 32 and 64bit.
A quick Google search shows that currently the most common issues System Administrators are running into with Windows Server 2012R2 configured as a print server are: The list can go on and on with strange things happening in different environments.
While there are different ways to fix these issues, most are a band-aid approach or don't address all of the issues you might be having. Allow me to explain how Printer Logic is able to address all five of the listed issues (promoting you to Gandalf the White status) plus more. Printer Logic is an on premise web application that runs behind your firewall and gives you an expansive toolset to manage your printing environment, empower your end users and remove the headache print servers can cause.
That means you either need to get on the print server and reset the spooler or change how the spooler is configured.Anand Khanse is the Admin of The Windows Club.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP.Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.Scroll down the menu to the "See what's printing" option, which brings up a new window showing the printer queue.Click the "Printer" menu and remove the check mark labeled "Use Printer Offline." If your computer is connected to the printer through a wired connection, ensuring the cables are firmly connected can fix an offline printer status.Once you are connected to it again, disabling the option brings the printer online and sends those jobs.Under the Printer menu in the Control Panel, right-click on the printer that is offline.Managing printing and print servers is a royal pain no matter who you are, even if you've achieved Gandalf the White status as the manager of the Windows print server world.When using a Windows print server there are so many things to configure, leaving the door wide open for many things to go wrong or not work properly, not to mention all the problems you will run into that will seem to be out of your control.Even if your computer is connected wirelessly, if it is shared from another computer, those cables may be loose or disconnected. Check the sharing settings on the computer it is connected to as well: Go to the computer the printer is connected to and open Home Group.Click "Printers and devices." Check the box next to the printer that is showing an offline status on your computer.