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I installed a samsung clx printer, connected it to my switch.
I set the printer to have static ip, all definitions are OK.
On windows i go to "Device and printers" and click "Add a printer"
After it finds my printer i can print via word etc.
My problem starts when i restart the computer or after sleep, the printer appears as not available. but it is connected to network. other people can see her and print with her. If i want to print i need to discover and re-add her as a printer.

Why is this ?
thanks !

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Your main culprit is windows 7 fails to start printer spooler services at startup.

Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative tools -> Services.

Find the item Print Spooler and right-click. Set it to start automatically and hit OK, then reboot.

Hope it works...

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it is already started, my problem is that the computer looses the printer as active printer and i see it as offline although it is connected properly – ilansch Feb 4 '13 at 16:26
you can turn SNMP off on the printer driver/properties and it will work..... try it ... its a issue related to windows 7 – swapyonubuntu Feb 4 '13 at 16:33
Go to the ports tab in the printer properties and click configure port. untick the SNMP Status Enabled option – swapyonubuntu Feb 4 '13 at 16:34
thanks i will test this upon next restart. – ilansch Feb 4 '13 at 16:43

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