KB2511290

You install a printer by using PrintUI.dll together with the device information file (INF) on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

In the INF file, you update or replace an existing printer driver. However, the operating system continues to use the original printer driver.

KB2292301

You shared files or printers on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows 7. However, you cannot access the shared files or printers from another computer.

KB2162461

Consider the following scenario:

  • You create an Internet Printer Protocol (IPP) printer on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7.
  • You try to cancel or delete a print job that is being printed by using the IPP printer.

In this scenario, the IPP printer continues to print.

KB2251180

Consider the following scenario:

  • You are using a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.
  • You try to access some shared files or shared printers that are hosted on a remote server.
  • The computer is running under a heavy load.

In this scenario, you cannot access the shared files or shared printers. Specifically, the process becomes unresponsive.

Note: From the captured network trace, you find that the Server Message Block version 2 (SMBv2) protocol is being used when this issue occurs.

KB2251177

Consider the following scenario. You have a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. From this computer, you try to access shared files or shared printers that are hosted on a remote computer. However, the access operation becomes unresponsive.

Notes

  • When this issue occurs, you cannot access shared files or shared printers that are hosted on any remote computers.
  • The collected network trace indicates that the Server Message Block (SMB) Version 2 protocol is used to access shared files or shared printers.

KB2028453

Consider the following scenario:

  • You install the Terminal Services role on a computer that is running an x86-based version of Windows Server 2008.
  • You create a terminal server session from a remote computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.
  • In the terminal server session, a printer is redirected by using the Terminal Services Easy Print (TS Easy Print) feature.
  • You use an application to print documents to the redirected printer. This application customizes one or more settings in the printing preferences dialog box.
  • You try to print a document by using this application. In the printing preferences dialog box, you click Cancel. Then, you click Print to print the document.

In this scenario, the printer does not print the document.

KB2027593

Consider the following scenario:

  • You delete a print queue while it is in an Offline status.
  • You add a new print queue that has the same name as the old print queue.
  • You restart the computer.

In this scenario, the status of the new print queue is displayed as Offline.

KB981431

Consider the following scenario:

  • You install a printer that uses a PostScript driver on a computer that is running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008.
  • You disable the Advanced Printing Features setting for this printer. This makes the printer process printing tasks in raw mode.
    Note: The Advanced Printing Features setting is located in the Advanced tab on the Preferences page of a printer.
  • You use the printer to print a document that contains multiple paper sizes.

In this scenario, the PostScript printer does not print the document correctly.

For example, you use a PostScript printer to print a document that uses multiple paper sizes:

  • The first several pages (part 1) use the Letter paper size.
  • The middle pages (part 2) use the A3 paper size.
  • The last pages (part 3) also use the Letter paper size.

In this example, you only find that part 1 and part 2 are in the output. Part 3 is not printed.

KB980056

Consider the following scenario:

  • You run a Remote Desktop session on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • The Use Remote Desktop Easy Print printer driver first policy is enabled. This policy redirects the print function to a client printer first.
    Note: By default, the Use Remote Desktop Easy Print printer driver first policy is enabled on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • The printer on the client computer uses a driver that defines a custom form size.
    Note: A custom form size is a custom paper size.

In this scenario, the client printer may print the printout by using an incorrect paper size.

KB973878

The PushPrinterConnections.exe utility reads the printer connection settings from Group Policy and then adds the appropriate printer connections to the client computer. However, this utility has only a 64-bit version that is built into Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition. When you try to use this utility and Group Policy to deploy printer connections to a client computer that is running an x86 version of a Windows operating system, the following event log is logged on the client computer:

Event Type: Error Event Source: UserInit Event Category: None Event ID: 1000 Date: <Date> Time: <Time> User: N/A Computer: <Computer Name> Description: Could not execute the following script PushPrinterConnections.exe. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp

This update provides a 32-bit printer driver and the PushPrinterConnections.exe utility for Windows Server 2008.