Get-Printer issue

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    • #44548
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      Working with a customer on a Printing related issue. Here is the initial description.
      "When I try to query a remote Windows 2012R2 print server via Get-Printer, the console hangs."

      My steps:
      Confirmed that Get-Printer -ComputerName PrintServer sits and spins...

      Works: Get-CimInstance -ClassName win32_printer -ComputerName PrintServer
      Works: Invoke-Command -ComputerName PrintServer -ScriptBlock {Get-Printer}
      Works: Enter-PSSession -ComputerName PrintServer .....
      Works: RDP and run Get-Printer

      So while we have alternative solutions, I am curious as to why on this specific Print Server only Get-Printer isn't performing as expected.

      Any ideas?

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      So, WS-MAN and RDP work. I'm not sure what protocol Get-Printer uses natively, but I bet it's RPC, and I bet that's being blocked. It could also be WMI (DCOM, e.g., RPC), since 2012R2 disables old WMI by default.

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