Windows Server 2008 network printing error

Domain Controller
Microsoft Windows XP
Network printers
Windows domain management
Windows errors
Windows Server 2008
Windows XP Printing
I periodically get this from Windows XP clients on my network (have yet to see it on a Windows 7 machine) When they go to print sometimes they get Access denied, unable to connect to the printers. If they log off their machine or do a repair on the network connection they are able to print. Any ideas how to solve this? It doesn't affect most of my XP machines only a few and randomly at that.

This is a domain network (primary DC is Windows 2008 server) the printers are networked printers so the have ports/static IPs assigned to them etc.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows XP SP3

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just a question, how much memory do you have on the pc? just to share this, last time there was 1 pc that my office had and only had 256mb of ram and its connected to a printer and everyone prints thru that pc by network and always will hit error due to the print spooler is down / needs to be restarted.

maybe another 1 is the print spooler is need to be started, automatic

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  • Subhendu Sen
    For Network printers it is necessary to run the services like 1. Spooler and 2. Computer Browser These services must run when fire a print. May be the services or any one stop and this may be virus problem or malfunctioning of the system either server or client. Make the services automatic by run services.msc command then save and restart. Hope it will help you.
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  • Major8Payne
    All the machines on my network have at least 1GB of ram. Windows 7 machines a minimum of 2GB. Are you referring to the print spooler on the client? Print spooler appears to be running when this occurs. It can be corrected by right clicking the network connection in XP and selecting the repair option too.
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  • jinteik
    yeah it will be print spooler...btw how do u connect to the printer? do you use this method which is \Printer IP?
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