Stability update for Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Print Clusters



http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976571

 

This update fixes the following issues for print server failover
clusters that are running Windows Server 2008 R2. We recommend that you
install this update on all the print server failover cluster nodes that
are running Windows Server 2008 R2 to make sure that basic
functionality and that basic manageability is maintained.


Issue 1

Consider the following scenario:

  • A shared printer is installed on a print server failover cluster that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • The print processor of the related driver has multiple dependent files.
  • The print server fails over to another node.

In this scenario, the shared printer may be missing on the new node after the failover operation.


Issue 2

Consider the following scenario:

  • A shared printer is installed on a print server failover cluster that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Some clients open connections to this shared printer.
  • The print server fails over to another node.

In
this scenario, the spooler service may stop responding after this
printer server resource fails over to another node. Therefore, all
print jobs fail.


Issue 3

When you use the Print Back-up Restore
Migrate utility (Printbrm.exe) to restore printers on a print server
failover cluster that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, some printers
cannot be restored, and you receive the following error message:

1081 invalid printer name

 

Please see the full KB article for more details and instructions to get the hotfix

Thanks,
Jon Kay
Program Manager
Windows-Printing

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