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Article ID: 94766 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.0

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If the Print Manager is minimized on a Windows for Workgroups server that is sharing a printer, the Print Manager on another workstation that sends print jobs becomes idle as soon as the job is sent (not when the job is finished printing). Usually, the Print Manager on the workstation would display the current status of the print job and of the printer.


The Print Manager on the workstation checks and displays the network printer status when it is first loaded; however, if the Print Manager on the printer server is minimized, the network printer's status is not updated.


To work around this problem, run the Print Manager on the server maximized so that Windows for Workgroups workstations can monitor their print jobs.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows for Workgroups versions 3.1 and 3.11.

  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
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