not sure as to what happened but the other day after I rebooted my server and my printers stopped functioning.
the Printers are static (multiple makes and models). I cannot ping any of them (about 6 in total.) a strange thing that might be a clue is that when I go into the configuration locally on each printer they show the correct IP,SM,GW, and DNS information, but when I print out the configuration it comes accros as 0.0.0.0. There is one interesting thing here as well, the print configpage stated "port no: disconnected". I am also not able to reach the URL of each printer as well.
On the server win2003. it shows that they are "ready" in the Que, I am able to bring them up through an active directory search. the spooler service is on, and it will fill up (restarted it a couple times), I went into the properties of each printer and verified that it is available, the port numbers are assinged.
I am able to map the printers with a new user account. but I am just not able to print. Appreciate any and all suggestions.