Printer appears “offline” for a user.


This happens for no reason on network printer and often only effect a couple of people.

I’ve had this a lot and its easy to fix/sidestep (thou i dont know the underlying cause but i am happy to blame microsoft).

first you need to get to printer properties as a local admin
(you can hold shift and right-click on a printer to do this.)

Then you go to the ports tab and configure the port that’s in use.

You will find the “SNMP status enabled” is ticked. if you untick this and apply the printer will suddenly be ready and start printing

One Response to “Printer appears “offline” for a user.”

  1. Dan Says:

    Nice tip dude 🙂

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