Redirected printers go offline after print spooler is restarted on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based RD Session Host server

This article describes an issue that occurs on a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server that's running Windows Server 2012 R2. A hotfix is available to fix this issue. The hotfix has a prerequisite.
Symptoms
When the print spooler crashes and then restarts, your printing job is sent to a redirected printer. However, the redirected printers go offline after the print spooler is restarted, and your document can't be printed successfully.
Cause
This issue occurs because for the redirected printers, the PrinterOnLine registry value can't be deleted correctly because of a bad file path. This causes the redirected printers to remain offline after the print spooler is started.
Resolution
To fix this issue, we have released a hotfix. Even though this issue is observed only in Windows Server 2012 R2, the hotfix also applies to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

Important If you install a language pack after you install this hotfix, you must reinstall this hotfix. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this hotfix. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that's described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there's a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to get the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that don't qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you don't see your language, it's because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix doesn't replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notes

Important Windows 8.1 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.3.960 0.16 xxxWindows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
    6.3.960 0.17xxxWindows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pmcsnap.dll6.3.9600.17937730,62416-Jul-201519:16x86
Ppcsnap.dll6.3.9600.17937238,59216-Jul-201519:14x86
Print management.lnkNot applicable1,11821-Aug-201323:39Not applicable
Printmanagement.mscNot applicable146,38918-Jun-201312:40Not applicable
Compstui.dll6.3.9600.17415289,28029-Oct-201401:52x86
Dafprintprovider.dll6.3.9600.17415203,77629-Oct-201400:35x86
Findnetprinters.dll6.3.9600.1741555,80829-Oct-201401:28x86
Printui.exe6.3.9600.1741561,95229-Oct-201401:58x86
Puiapi.dll6.3.9600.17415167,42429-Oct-201400:44x86
Puiobj.dll6.3.9600.17937367,10416-Jul-201519:19x86
Localspl.dll6.3.9600.17958873,98417-Jul-201514:10x86
Winprint.dll6.3.9600.1741534,30429-Oct-201401:02x86
Win32spl.dll6.3.9600.17669602,62429-Jan-201500:56x86
Prnntfy.dll6.3.9600.17415199,16829-Oct-201401:15x86
Windows.systemtoast.print.notification.lnkNot applicable1,51521-Aug-201323:39Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pmcsnap.dll6.3.9600.17937825,85616-Jul-201519:50x64
Ppcsnap.dll6.3.9600.17937260,09616-Jul-201519:47x64
Print management.lnkNot applicable1,11822-Aug-201306:44Not applicable
Printmanagement.mscNot applicable146,38918-Jun-201315:10Not applicable
Compstui.dll6.3.9600.17780309,76020-Mar-201503:49x64
Dafprintprovider.dll6.3.9600.17415269,31229-Oct-201400:41x64
Findnetprinters.dll6.3.9600.1741566,04829-Oct-201402:04x64
Printui.exe6.3.9600.1741562,97629-Oct-201402:43x64
Puiapi.dll6.3.9600.17415192,51229-Oct-201400:55x64
Puiobj.dll6.3.9600.17937477,18416-Jul-201519:54x64
Localspl.dll6.3.9600.179581,091,58417-Jul-201514:17x64
Winprint.dll6.3.9600.1741545,56829-Oct-201401:24x64
Win32spl.dll6.3.9600.17669864,25629-Jan-201501:04x64
Prnntfy.dll6.3.9600.17415221,18429-Oct-201401:45x64
Windows.systemtoast.print.notification.lnkNot applicable1,51522-Aug-201306:44Not applicable
Compstui.dll6.3.9600.17415289,28029-Oct-201401:52x86
Dafprintprovider.dll6.3.9600.17415203,77629-Oct-201400:35x86
Findnetprinters.dll6.3.9600.1741555,80829-Oct-201401:28x86
Printui.exe6.3.9600.1741561,95229-Oct-201401:58x86
Puiapi.dll6.3.9600.17415167,42429-Oct-201400:44x86
Puiobj.dll6.3.9600.17937367,10416-Jul-201519:19x86
Prnntfy.dll6.3.9600.17415199,16829-Oct-201401:15x86
For all supported Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Compstui.dll6.3.9600.16384279,04022-Aug-201303:04Not applicable
Dafprintprovider.dll6.3.9600.17669188,41629-Jan-201500:41Not applicable
Findnetprinters.dll6.3.9600.1638451,20022-Aug-201302:40Not applicable
Printui.exe6.3.9600.1638461,95222-Aug-201303:09Not applicable
Puiapi.dll6.3.9600.17238160,25624-Jul-201407:38Not applicable
Puiobj.dll6.3.9600.17937296,44816-Jul-201518:56Not applicable
Localspl.dll6.3.9600.17958690,68817-Jul-201514:09Not applicable
Winprint.dll6.3.9600.1733531,74405-Sep-201400:05Not applicable
Win32spl.dll6.3.9600.17780517,63220-Mar-201501:45Not applicable
Prnntfy.dll6.3.9600.17238189,44024-Jul-201408:27Not applicable
Windows.systemtoast.print.notification.lnkNot applicable1,51521-Aug-201323:33Not applicable

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2
Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameX86_ed24c5d839c0ad40d90932618d71d7e6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_72619d514cad8938.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,818
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_f26db4e8d5219a3c85772cd7f06c2fb9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_809111d296712c0b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size728
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-p..erandprintui-pmcppc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_a02c6bfb9c2f54da.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size24,600
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)15:26
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-p..installerandprintui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_6b1869af1169fa3e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size23,372
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:06
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-core-localspl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_c4df880aae2bc82d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,180
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:06
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-networkclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_ce3764c88c67b344.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size10,344
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:06
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-p..randprintui-asyncui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_10a57c2b0da3d49f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,613
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:06
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_2f1da9c90c0d2c569ef1995406e531c0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_d1e151d0e96af812.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,453
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_6256a70bc6260e221f345f245432fb98_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_42efd8c8ad10b8ae.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size733
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_6334e250718e3fbf3da021c2b04d5bc4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_60cb96a2ca45b9bb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size732
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_af29855716e7a7f9540ce985d7b0c7f2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_1612fc46cf4a0b06.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,089
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_dee2a39cd220f17a5c622ca29f02940a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_5786dfa4ef134cdf.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size733
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-p..erandprintui-pmcppc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_fc4b077f548cc610.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size24,608
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)16:22
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-p..installerandprintui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_c7370532c9c76b74.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size23,376
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-core-localspl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_20fe238e66893963.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,181
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-networkclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_2a56004c44c5247a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size10,348
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-p..randprintui-asyncui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_6cc417aec60145d5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,621
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-p..installerandprintui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_d18baf84fe282d6f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size22,630
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-networkclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_34aaaa9e7925e675.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,132
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)15:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-p..randprintui-asyncui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_7718c200fa6207d0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,837
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:09
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameArm_37ffc78ed75575939b554e0837bcd7f4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_8afd204f39ec41a1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,818
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-p..installerandprintui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_6b1adc0711671904.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size23,372
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-core-localspl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_c4e1fa62ae28e6f3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,177
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-networkclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_ce39d7208c64d20a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size10,344
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-p..randprintui-asyncui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17958_none_10a7ee830da0f365.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,613
Date (UTC)17-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:02
PlatformNot applicable
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References
See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3073629 - Last Review: 09/08/2015 21:12:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

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