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
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.