I know that this forum is for XP related issues, but I am desperate i
my search for an answer on the following scenario.
I have a print server running Windows 2003 with the latest servic
packs and updates. For as long as I have been working at the company
there has been issues with printing every now and again. We hav
recently the problems have become much more frequent and we started t
investigate the problems more seriously and found the following:
Each time the users are experiencing printing problems, there is
string of Event ID 6161 errors in the System Event Log. We found tha
an error occurs somewhere in the printing subsystem, but that the even
is logged with an "error code 0 - Command completed successfully"
Restarting the printer spooler appears to solve the problem temporaril
but we need to find a permanent solution to the problem.
Recently we also noticed that sometimes when we restart the printe
spooler we are unable to see any local printers in the Printers an
Faxes folder. When this occurs we are also unable to add any new loca
printers. These symptoms appears to be similar to a user who does no
have admin rights on the machine, yet we are logging in with only on
account and that account has full admin rights on the machine.
Sometimes if you restart the printer spooler several times, the proble
disappears and we can see all of the printers and add new local printer
again. This is a strange problem which I have never seen before.