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 Tab
- Select the Port and click Configure Port
- Uncheck “SNMP Status Enable”
The printer will now return to an online state and will work again.