The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
3answers
916 views

How can I get the print drivers for all printers installed on a print server?

I want to prestage the print driver installations for all printers I have installed on my network. I reckon I can do this with some jiggery-pokery with pnputil, but I need to know what I should be ...
2
votes
2answers
931 views

Printer goes offline

I have an HP LJ P2015 that is connected through a USB cable to a Trendnet TE100-P1U print server with the latest firmware installed. We had a Windows 2000 server that was configured as a print server ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

Printer server hostname changed - deploy printers via GPO no longer works

We use the Deploy Printers feature of local group policy in Windows 8.1, so that our users can log into any machine and printers will already be configured. This was working flawlessly for all users ...
2
votes
0answers
76 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
446 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
520 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
516 views

Can Active Directory do Weird Things to Printers?

Here's kind of a parallel question to this one about my printer server saga... Is it possible that AD can be corrupted or have something odd going on that affects printer configurations on these ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Connecting to network printer(s) using net use

I was asked to add pinters to all users on a terminal server. There is a VPN connection between the terminal server and the network where the printer is installed. I do not have much experience with ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Sharing a printer between two vlans

I have a Netgear switch which supports VLANs. I want to separate two networks, each one having its own internet gateway and servers, but I want all users from the two VLANs to be able to access the ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
362 views

install a printer on my network that is physically located on another network

Question is the gist of it. We have a client that VPN's into our network and uses Remote Desktop to access our software. She needs to print reports to her desk. When she tries to add a printer it, ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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 --> ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

group policy deployed printers - print management - (redirected 1) issue?

im having an issue with group policy deployed printers.. i have a/d OUs for each category of computers.. example: top OU: Computers dtsc 5 computers - deploys dtsc printers with group policy lvm ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
69 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

Added new Printer, now network printers need updating

We recently added a new network printer to our print server. Now windows 7 users are being prompted to update the driver for all network printers which requires admin rights. Seems like it is a known ...
1
vote
2answers
553 views

Network printer waking up every 15 minutes without any printing jobs

We have a new Xerox 6121MFPN laser printer in the office. We use network printing, so this printer is connected to a Linksys WAG320N router (to port 1, if it matters). When we do not print anything ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Best method to add network printers using GPO

Whats the best method to add printers for users using GPO? Also is there any way to prevent thjem from adding network printers but allow them to add local printers? Server is Win 2003 RC2, clients ...
1
vote
2answers
385 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

What print management tools are available for a large organization? [closed]

Our organization uses the Pharos print management software to allow users to manage jobs to different output devices, as well as tracking usage for the users and allowing / denying access to different ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

How do you add or remove printers from the Select a Printer list?

Within a Windows domain that has a mix of Windows Server 2003 and 2008 R2 print servers, how do you add or remove printers from the list of printers that Windows 7 clients retrieve at the Select a ...
1
vote
2answers
692 views

Printer Deployment Issue

I've got some network printers shared on a 2003 server. I set them as deployed in a GPO. All my XP machines get the printer. My windows 7 machines show success in applying the policy, but the printers ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Setting Default Printers in Login Script?

I've got a login script setup, that removes all old printers, and then adds the current set of network printers. CODE Set WSHPrinters = WSHNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections For LOOP_COUNTER = 0 To ...
1
vote
2answers
181 views

LDAP over SSL with an EFI Fiery printer

I've got a printer with a Fiery running 8e Release 2. I can authenticate users against AD using the LDAP configuration, but I can only get it to work if I don't use SSL/TLS, and only if I use SIMPLE ...
1
vote
2answers
345 views

Erase Sharp Printer Hard Disk?

I have a number of Sharp MX-M550 printers that are at the end of their useful life. Each device has a hard disk. Can anyone advice as to how I go about erasing the drives either whilst they're in ...
1
vote
5answers
1k views

Printer Naming Conventions

I am working on building a new AD print server and have been pondering the idea of renaming the printers. Right now we have a mix of names that varies between a mashup of some that reference ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Why I can't se my network printer inside an app accessed via Citrix web client?

I'm using citrix web client to access some apps and from them I can't print to my network printer. Citrix redirects my local usb atached printer just fine, but it doesn't redirect my network printer. ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How can I get the printer shares on a print server using Powershell?

I'm trying to use Powershell to get the print shares from a remote print server. I'm using: Get-WmiObject Win32_Share -computerName "print-server" I'm getting an "access denied" error: ...
1
vote
1answer
295 views

DNSHost.exe trojan found, now after fix, no one can print

What started today as an inability to get to the internet (but people could get in just fine), morphed to we realized that the DNS Server wasn't working, then we figured out that we had a trojan ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Removing connections to network printers that no longer exist

I'm trying to delete some network printer connections from a Windows Server 2003 (SP2) machine because the printer shares no longer exist. Windows shows the printers' status as "Printer not found on ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Network print server problems - HP JetDirect 175x and Windows XP Print server

I'm having a massive problem with my network printers - one in particular. A little background: Originally, all of our printers were added on our domain controller, and shared. There were around 20 ...
1
vote
1answer
180 views

Windows Server 2008R2 Print server, access by CNAME not working

I am trying to alias my print server to \\printserver. The actual name of the server is \\fileserver1 and/or \\fileserver2. The idea is that I can switch the CNAME between each real server as ...
1
vote
0answers
375 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
374 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
171 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
256 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
694 views

Can't access printer shared on a Domain Controller - Logon unsuccessful

I recently setup a Windows Server 2003 R2 machine to be a domain controller, kind of to experiment with that whole concept. Originally, it was sharing a printer attached to it to my home's workgroup, ...
1
vote
2answers
457 views

Printer Preference Defaults - Duplex Printing

How are default printer preferences, such as the duplex printing option, determined when printing across a network? I printed a multi-page pdf to a locally installed printer from one server on the ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

Setup Printers Based Upon AD Group Membership

I am trying to create a login script for Active Directory that will be used for installing printers on client computers. I have a basic script that we are using now, listed below, that installs a ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Can I connect all the available network printers without using a logonscript?

In our organisation we have around 30 printers an we are currently connecting for the user all the printers using a logon script that calls the command line app con2prt for a series of printers. ...
0
votes
3answers
574 views

windows 2008 server spooler problem

i have one windows 2008 server & windows xp clients. one HP2600n is connected to network with network cable, and installed in server and shared. also same printer is shared on xp cleints. the ...
0
votes
2answers
321 views

Printer in a AD double side print problem

ive got a printer in my Active directory but its standard set to double sided printing but the problem is the printer doesnt support that so you have to switch it manualy Ive found the setting for ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

1. Adding printer share to file server 2. AD Account lock after changing password. WHY?

I have a mindbender that I am looking for help to solve. After changing my AD password my account keeps getting lock. I found the workstation that was sending the wrong password and locking me. The ...
0
votes
3answers
40 views

Why multiple underscored port names on networked printers?

I have a number of networked printers setup using Print Management under Windows Server 2008 R2 and a few of them have multiple port names for the same IP address. eg. Ground Floor Printer ...
0
votes
3answers
136 views

“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 ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Shared printer status “offline” but still prints

We have two Sharp MX-2310U network printers in our office building. They're both in the same subnet, and both set up in the print services console on our file & print box (Server 2008) with the ...