I am installing 10 new replacement printers on Windows Server 2008 R2. They are a mixture of Kyocera and HP laserjets. I uninstalled all the old Kyocera printers then installed the new HP and Kyocera printers using the latest drivers from each manufacturer's website. The printers were working without issue. I then shared each of the printers and was going to start creating group policy preferences rules when I tried to right click on one of the printers in Devices and Printers and I had to wait around 140 seconds before the context menu appeared. I then clicked 'Printer Properties' and had to wait the same amount of time before the dialogue showed.
I then uninstalled all the printers and then reinstalled just the Kyorcera printers. Same problem. I repeated the process, uninstalling the Kyocera printers and installing a single HP printer. Same problem.
I checked task manager while waiting for the right click context menu to show to find the spoolsv.exe process was showing 25 CPU. When I killed the Printer Spooler service the right click menu showed immediately. I started the service again to find the right click delay still present. Of course, when the printer spooler isn't running, I can access the Printer Properties.
I've run sfc.exe /scannow and there are no issue. Windows explorer right clicks shows the context menu without any delay, the problem only happens within the Devices and Printers window.
Has anyone had a similar issue, or could cast some light on this problem?