My issue is even simpler...whenever I restart, my printers go offline, and
the only thing I can do to remedy is delete and re-add the printers. My
printers are on a Linksys print server, and work just fine with my two XP
machines. The problem is only on my brand new Dell Vista Home Premium
machine. I tried unchecking the bidirectional box immediately after
re-adding the printer (i.e. while it is still "online"), but the system does
not let me apply the change.
FYI, in case this help, when I try adding the printers as network printers,
it finds the printers but then doesn't let me add them. When I try adding
the printers are local printers, that works until the next time I restart.
"Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
> Disable Bidirectional on the port first. If that does not address the issue
> (or is not available) try disabling SNMP on the Standard Port
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> "cy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > My Vista Ultimate PC prints to an HP printer on an HP Jet Direct print
> > server
> > via a TCP port.
> > I have found that if my Vista PC goes to sleep/standby mode, upon
> > re-awaking
> > it shows the printer as "offline". I can ping the jet direct card from
> > the
> > Vista PC, and other PCs on the network print to the printer just fine. So
> > the issue seems to be that when the Vista PC goes to sleep, upon
> > re-awaking
> > the printer stuff doesn't properly "resense" its network state or wake
> > back
> > up.
> > A print job placed in the queue just sticks. Upon a reboot, all returns
> > to
> > fine and normal - and the print job is sent to the printer. I found this
> > same issue when I was running Vista RC2.
> > Anyone else finding this problem?