A working printer keeps going offline

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A working printer keeps going offline

Postby badamsios » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:43:42 GMT

We have a networked Brother printer that can be accessed and printed
to by anyone and everything except via the terminal server. It says
offline and when we try to bring it online it says Operation could not
be completed.

All other printers are just fine, and the web interface to the printer
says everything is goow. Help!

Please. It's the owners printer.

Re: A working printer keeps going offline

Postby TP » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 21:20:54 GMT


How did you install the printer on the TS?

Is it being auto-created or did you install it locally on the TS?

Which printer driver are you using?  Is the printer driver 
compatible with TS?

Which model Brother printer is this?


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