Why is network printing slow in Windows XP SP2?

Its a good question, that I will try to find the answer for. The problem isn’t only limited to network printing, it also involves slower access to network shares, programs running slower when checking documents on network shares etc.

The solution to the slow network printing is however quite simple. I would love to know how he came up with it, but in any case – Pavel posted this solution in microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax some time ago: