Can't manage or view printers on a Hyper-V virtualised server instance

Posted: 11-21-2008, 09:06 AM
I have a server running Windows Server 2008/64 bit. I have used Hyper-V to
create a Windows Server 2003 R2 virtual server which I want to install and
use printers on.

I have found that from a Vista client, I can connect to the virtualised
server and can run Print Management on it, but the printers cannot be viewed
from my Vista client over the network, nor can the Vista client's print
management console manage or install printers on the WS2003R2 virtualised
server.

I need this to be able to work because I need the 32 bit WS2003 server to
run print queues that can't be installed on the 2008 server because 64-bit
drivers are not available. I have checked the R2 server instance and File
and Print Sharing is enabled in Network Properties. What else can I try?

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Can't manage or view printers on a Hyper-V virtualised server instance


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Alan Morris [MSFT]
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Re: Can't manage or view printers on a Hyper-V virtualised server instance
Posted: 11-21-2008, 05:47 PM


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"NZSchoolTech" <nzschooltech@education.nz> wrote in message
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>I have a server running Windows Server 2008/64 bit. I have used Hyper-V to
>create a Windows Server 2003 R2 virtual server which I want to install and
>use printers on.
>
> I have found that from a Vista client, I can connect to the virtualised
> server and can run Print Management on it, but the printers cannot be
> viewed from my Vista client over the network, nor can the Vista client's
> print management console manage or install printers on the WS2003R2
> virtualised server.
>
> I need this to be able to work because I need the 32 bit WS2003 server to
> run print queues that can't be installed on the 2008 server because 64-bit
> drivers are not available. I have checked the R2 server instance and File
> and Print Sharing is enabled in Network Properties. What else can I try?
>
> --
>
>

Alan Morris [MSFT]
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Re: Can't manage or view printers on a Hyper-V virtualised server instance
Posted: 11-21-2008, 05:52 PM
you need to open the RPC endpoint for the spooler service to accept inbound
traffic. This is exactly the same as if one where to install Server 2003 on
a stand alone machine, this has nothing to do with hyper-V

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883789

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Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
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"NZSchoolTech" <nzschooltech@education.nz> wrote in message
news:%23UOI4h7SJHA.5812@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>I have a server running Windows Server 2008/64 bit. I have used Hyper-V to
>create a Windows Server 2003 R2 virtual server which I want to install and
>use printers on.
>
> I have found that from a Vista client, I can connect to the virtualised
> server and can run Print Management on it, but the printers cannot be
> viewed from my Vista client over the network, nor can the Vista client's
> print management console manage or install printers on the WS2003R2
> virtualised server.
>
> I need this to be able to work because I need the 32 bit WS2003 server to
> run print queues that can't be installed on the 2008 server because 64-bit
> drivers are not available. I have checked the R2 server instance and File
> and Print Sharing is enabled in Network Properties. What else can I try?
>
> --
>
>

NZSchoolTech
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Re: Can't manage or view printers on a Hyper-V virtualised server instance
Posted: 12-02-2008, 02:47 AM
Ah, OK. Last time we had printers already installed because I only got my
Vista box this year.

The 2008 server was different, I only had to open the exception in its
firewall to start managing printers on it.

Anyway your instructions fixed the problem so thanks.

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"Alan Morris [MSFT]" <alanmo@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> you need to open the RPC endpoint for the spooler service to accept
> inbound traffic. This is exactly the same as if one where to install
> Server 2003 on a stand alone machine, this has nothing to do with hyper-V
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883789
>
> --
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
>
> "NZSchoolTech" <nzschooltech@education.nz> wrote in message
> news:%23UOI4h7SJHA.5812@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>I have a server running Windows Server 2008/64 bit. I have used Hyper-V to
>>create a Windows Server 2003 R2 virtual server which I want to install and
>>use printers on.
>>
>> I have found that from a Vista client, I can connect to the virtualised
>> server and can run Print Management on it, but the printers cannot be
>> viewed from my Vista client over the network, nor can the Vista client's
>> print management console manage or install printers on the WS2003R2
>> virtualised server.
>>
>> I need this to be able to work because I need the 32 bit WS2003 server to
>> run print queues that can't be installed on the 2008 server because
>> 64-bit drivers are not available. I have checked the R2 server instance
>> and File and Print Sharing is enabled in Network Properties. What else
>> can I try?
>>
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>>
>>
>
>
 
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