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Can I disable WSD (Web Services for Devices) on Server 2012/R2? How?

I am looking for a way to disable WSD on Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2. Basically, a number of our printers on a number of our print server have decided that using this bloody service is better than ...
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Managing print jobs - Output jobs from different users to different trays

Is there a way from any printer vendor, or perhaps with Windows Print Spooling to send print jobs from different users to output on a different tray? For example, slipping smaller jobs in between ...
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Unable to remove network printers, they keep reappearing

I am having problems deleting printers on a Windows Server 2012 they keep reappearing after a while when the PrintSpooler service is running. I have tried to list the printers in powershell with the ...
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Print to remote office printer without VPN/WAN link

We currently have roughly 20 remote offices who are connected to our main site using consumer grade broadband and a VPN tunnel. The majority of these offices have at least 2 printers. Remote users log ...
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Alternative to WMI for querying shared printers

I have an environment with several hundred computers. I am trying to write vBscript that runs and adds the appropriate printer. The printer names can be determined using clues about the computer ...
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I thought one had to be in the domain administrator group to create a Standard TCP/IP port when adding a printer

In setting up a print server (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2) I found that a Domain User is able to create a standard TCP/IP port when adding a "local" printer, the local printer being on the ...
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Locked Print settings disapper on workstations

we have a RICOH MFD and its queue ison a print servers ; few people accesing it via windows 7 workstations , have issues. They set the Locked print preference in Print Preferences -> one click print ...
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How can I vew the drivers installed to a printer as a limited user?

...alternately, what permissions do I need to give someone so they can view (but not alter) the Additional Drivers on a network printer shared out from a Windows print Server? (Server 2008 R2, Server ...
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Deploying Printers via GPO/GPP - is there a programmatic option?

For reasons beyond my control, I've been tasked with setting up GPO/GPPs to deploy our 100+ printers to our 1000+ clients. The good news is that we have over a dozen sites, and for the most part, I'm ...
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hplip proper installation (linux)

Trying to print to an HP PhotoSmart printer from linux, all paths seem to lead to hplip. The hplip installer tells you not to install as root but instead prompts for a root password. In 20 years of ...
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Why use a print server?

We have 3 network-printers to manage for about 50 users. Until now we have used a Windows 2003 Server Domain Controller with print service as our print server, but we are migrating many services to ...
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Slow Network Printing over OpenVPN / Windows Server 2008

Our setup is as follows: Two offices (A and B) connected with OpenVPN Access Server. One Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Housed in remote datacenter. Terminals at both offices connect through RDP ...
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Generic/Text only printer drivers for x64 and x86, installation in Win server 2008R2

While migrating printers from a 2003 server to 2008R2(x64) using print management I realized that few printers use "Generic/Text only" drivers. Since it migrated using print management it migrated the ...
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How to turn off notifications about toner low

Some of our users are complaining about the fact that the receive a notification (system tray icon of the print queue) about consumable being low into the printer they are printing to. Even if it ...
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How to allow workstations to see printer fonts on shared printer?

I recently upgraded a small company's computers. The new computers did not have parallel port cards so I bought a few parallel to USB adapters. These work fine on the local workstation, but if I then ...
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Simulate printers on AD network

I need to create an Active Directory lab that contains printers and test out various printer-related functionality (adding printers in AD, clients attaching to printers, printers, etc) Is there a ...
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Ideal Print Mapping Solution for Multi-Department Multi-Building Environment

My current environment spans several buildings and remote locations, with quite a few buildings housing multiple departments, and unfortunately printer ratio is probably in the range of 1:2-4 in some ...
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how to do authentication of xp clients on lion server with shared printers but windows server as a domain controller

i have a LAN with windows xp clients and Windows Server 2008 R2 with server performing the domain authentication . I also have a lion server with network shared printers attached to it . The ...
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“Printer needs to be turned on in order to print”?

At our church we have a small network. It consists of a Verizon FiOS router, several Open-Mesh OM2P-HS wireless units that relay the signal to various locations around the church. One of these OM2P-HS ...
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How can I provide print service to wifi guests?

I have been tasked with researching a method of providing printing service for guests on our wireless network. Currently they are on a firewalled VLAN with private network access restricted (they ...
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Set RDS Default Printer By Session/Client

We have a Multipoint 2012 server running RDS for dumb terminals set up throughout our facility. Clients are named by their location. Each location uses its own printer. Due to the fact that there are ...
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Two network printers in failover?

situation - small network of 25 PC windows 7, two network (connected via network cable, dedicated fixed IP address) printers (Xerox WorkCenter 7120). Office divided in two parts, each part has its own ...
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Need to modify VB script so it deletes all existing network printers first

We have a fantastic VB script that adds multiple network printers, then goes on to select one of them to be the default. Dim multiPrinter, UNCpath1, UNCpath2, UNCpath3 UNCpath1 = "\\server\printer1" ...
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Mapping printers with SBS 2003 R1

We have an SBS 2003 R1 domain controller, and a mixture of Windows 7 and XP (domain-joined) workstations. There are 20 users, 20 PCs, and 5 printers. Printer drivers for all 5 printers are already ...
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Setting paper sizes on shared printers windows 2012

I have set up two logical printers in 2012 printing to the same physical device. I have set one logical printer to print to A3 and the other to print to A4. I have then connected to these printers ...
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the job exceeded end severity (ENDSEV job attribute)

one of our clients recently purchased a new printer. This printer is a slightly different model from what it is replacing, however is only an upgraded model (T640 to T644) - The printer can be pinged ...
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Print Server Force Page Orientation, Paper Size, etc

We have a naive application that prints without having configurable options for page orientation, paper size, etc. The solution has been to create multiple queues for each set of configuration ...
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Point'n'Print setup in Windows 7 x64 on Samba server

I've done a Point'n'Click setup on Samba/CUPS for Windows 7 Clients. The following things are done: CUPS Activated Raw printing support by dpkg-reconfigure cups SAMBA Added to the smb.conf the ...
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Finding printer names, driver and ip addresses off backup image

I just installed a fresh copy of server 2003 and I totally forgot to write down all the ip addresses and printer names to re add them to the new server. I was in a rush due to getting nail with that ...
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Easiest way to let random people connect to a public printer?

We have a resource area for guests to come to research. We also offer free printing. This works fine from our desktops where the printer drivers are already installed. But when people bring their ...
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Cross Forest Printers

I am trying to set up printers for users, and the print server is in a forest with a trust relationship. Users are all on Windows 7, and the print server is Server 2008 R2 Standard. DomainA contains ...
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Printer Object stops working after changing desktop DNS from bind to Windows

We are currently migrating from bind DNS to Windows DNS. My expectation was that the printer installation on the desktop would still function after pointing to the new DNS server but it does not. If ...
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Windows - Find Printer Name from IP address

Trying to find the Printer Queue name with IP address. Printer is hosted on a Server. Searched in AD for the IP - but no luck. nbtstat returned the device name, but it does not exist in the AD. I ...
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Sharing EPSON FX-890 printer on Windows 2008 R2 to 32-bit clients

I'm migrating our print server from Windows 2003 to 2008 R2 (64 bit). I have installed our network printers sucessfully but I'm having problems when sharing Epson impact printers. The problem is ...
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Network printer - Print direct or via shared printer on Server?

It has occurred to me that a workstation can connect to a printer in either of two ways: Printing directly to the IP of the printer with the print driver installed locally. Printing to a ...
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Renaming deployed printers

Is it possible to rename printers that have been deployed through a 2008R2 server without disruption in service? The printers are not listed or pushed out through GPO, just deployed through the print ...
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Can't print from some hosts on the network

I have a HP Color LaserJet CM6040 connected on a network, and have many hosts (laptops) connected wirelessly to it, but some of the hosts can't print on this printer. I've restarted the printer and ...
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Why do some printers show up in the domain namespace?

When I browse to \\domain.local I see the expected DFS namespaces, but also see several printers. Can anyone explain how/why they show up here (and how to configure the printers to show up or not)? ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server - Change Printer Names on All Client Systems

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server set up hosting out multiple printers to my end users. I would like to change the naming convention for all of the printers hosted on the print server and ...
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How to add multiple printer profiles for a network printer on Windows XP?

I have several computers connected to a single network printer. I want to add a second profile for the network printer so that I can give it different printing properties (landscape vs portrait). We ...
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Mac OS X printing to CUPS - More intuitive authentication failure?

We have a network-wide CUPS server that offers authenticated printer access to all our campus users. We've been pretty disappointed with the way Mac clients handle bad printing authentication, though. ...
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Lexmark Printer No Wired Connection?

Trying to set up a Lexmark C543dn laser printer onto our office wired network. Our office is around 60 computers, all connected to a server, each PC has a static IP. (Some IP's aren't allowed full ...
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Hardware needed to make office printing as easy as possible?

I'm currently in an 100 person office with about 10 network printers. I'd like to have it so that any new employee who comes into the network won't have to spend time connecting to all 10+ printers to ...
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Running 32 bit printer drivers on a 64 bit Windows 7 Pro

I just purchased a new workstation for a company network which is Windows 7 Pro 64bit. Unfortunately they have an Imagistics im2520f Copier/Printer that only has 32bit drivers available. Windows 7 ...
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Update driver on deployed printer

I re-deployed a printer via group policy after updating the printer drivers on the print server. On some Windows 7 workstations the drivers could be updated on a printer by right-clicking it --> ...
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Very slow printing from print server

Print server is a VM on Xen The VM is Windows 2003 32bit. During the issue the VM is not being taxed in anyway, cpu, memory, hd read/write, and network speed is all good. The problem that I see is ...
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How can I list the cname location of a printer in Active Directory?

I'm working on a new print server running Windows Server 2008 R2. The shared printers will be listed in Active Directory. The print server has a host record with one name, but I want to users to ...
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Cannot connect to shared printer via cname record

I'm trying to share a printer from a server using a cname record with that server. I can connect to the printer share just fine if I use the actual host name for the server, but it giv.es me an error ...
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Redirect LTP1 to default printer over RDP

Some older apps force the use of LPT1 for printing. In a terminal server environment, I am familiar with printer redirection over RDP using this syntax: net use lpt1 \\tsclient\prn1 This would be ...
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Connecting to a network printer through a wireless AP

I have a network printer connected to a cisco RV082. I also have another wireless router connected to the RV082 as an wireless access point. Accessing the internet through wireless were fine. I just ...