List of Print related hotfixes post RTM for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Note:  You should check http://support.microsoft.com for the latest version of the different files. Note 2:  These are not available in Windows Update. Note 3:  You can download them without entering your e-mail address and captcha if you are a Microsoft Premier customer and have a http://Premier.Microsoft.com account….

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List of Print related hotfixes post RTM for Windows 8 RTM and Windows Server 2012 RTM

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 RTM Windows 8 RTM Note:  You should check http://support.microsoft.com for the latest version of the different files. Note 2:  These are not available in Windows Update. Note 3:  You can download them without entering your e-mail address and captcha if you are a Microsoft Premier customer and have a http://Premier.Microsoft.com…

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How to disable printer redirection on Windows Server 2008 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server.

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2   Problem description: You may notice that when RDP’ing into the Print Server, you are having print drivers being installed that were installed on the client (workstation or laptop). This could be due to the RDP (RDS/TS) printer redirection being enabled.   Note:  In Windows Server…

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How to enable pageheap against a process such as Print Spooler

From time to time, you will see Print Spooler crashes (spoolsv.exe) and the initial analysis shows heap corruption. In the past, we used to use a tool called pageheap.exe.  At present time (newer than 2008) instead of using pageheap.exe we have two different tools: Microsoft Application Verifier (AppVerif.exe) (Preferred) and Microsoft Global Flags Editor (GFlags.exe)…

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CleanSPL for Vista/Server 2008?

Applies to: Windows XP Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista Windows Server 2008   CleanSPL for Vista/Server 2008? In the Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 timeframe, we used to have a tool called CleanSPL.exe (Clean Spooler) to reset the Print Spooler on Windows XP/Server 2003 to the original state. This was needed to fix issues…

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List of print related hotfixes post RTM for Windows Server 2008 R2

List of print related hotfixes post RTM for Windows Server 2008 R2 as of Sept. 23, 2010: Applies to Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM For the latest version of the hotfixes, go to http://support.microsoft.com 1) 976571 Stability update for Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Print Clusters http://support.microsoft.com/?id=976571 Update(s): Localspl.dll  Winprint.dll  Win32spl.dll  Printbrm.exe  Printbrmengine.exe  Printbrmps.dll  Printbrmui.exe …

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List of print related hotfixes post Service Pack 2 for Windows XP

List of print related hotfixes post Service Pack 2 for Windows XP as of Sept. 21, 2009: 952206 A printer-driver upgrade operation fails on printer clients that are running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP when multiple printer queues are upgraded at the same time http://support.microsoft.com/?id=952206Supersedes 905519, 893225, 891647, 884897, 873396Localspl.dll  5.1.2600.3374 929134 A print…

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Best practices on deploying a Microsoft Windows Server 2008/Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server

These are general best practices on deploying a Microsoft Windows Server Print Server. This does not replace best practices, design specific to your environment and business needs which can be provided by Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). Nor does this replace Health Checks (a.k.a. RAPS) provided by our Premier Field Engineering (P.F.E.) team for Premier customers….

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How to: Add 64-bit print drivers on 32-bit Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 print server

x86 Windows Vista RTM/SP1/SP2x64 Windows Vista RTM/SP1/SP2x86 Windows Server 2008 SP1/SP2x64 Windows Server 2008 SP1/SP2x86 Windows 7×64 Windows 7×64 Windows Server 2008 R2 How to add x64 (64 bit) drivers on a x86 (32 bit) Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008Note: Also works for x86 Windows XP or Vista print “server”. Step 1. Share…

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