Windows 2003 : Print Server Printer ‘Offline’

Windows 2003 : Print Server Printer ‘Offline’

I ran into an issue recently where a printer kept going into an ‘offline’ state. This would occur randomly and would require the print spooler service to be restarted on the print server.

The solution was simple:

  • Under the properties of the printer select the Ports TabĀ 
  • Select the Port and click Configure Port
  • Uncheck “SNMP Status Enable”

The printer will now return to an online state and will work again.