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Right to install printer driver from printer server

Previously, I have posted on stackoverflow, because I was believe that code is wrong. My goal is to check printer and tray on printer server and display this on a web page. When I run pool with admin ...
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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. ...
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Does replacing network printer with same exact model require reinstall on print server?

I have a network printer that users connect to via a Windows Server 2012 machine. The printer went bad and we are having it replaced with the exact same model. It will also be using the exact same IP ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Network printer install best practices [closed]

I know an end-user (Windows 7 workstation part of a domain with NO admin privileges) can install a network printer (with static IP installed on a server) basically through two different ways: adding ...
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Print Server Migration and Client Installs

I am migrating to a new print server running Windows 2008R2. The hardware will be new, but I will use the old print server's IP, host name, printers and settings. Will my clients using these ...
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Script to set default printer for specific user

We have multiple printers installed for our labs. We have a special testing account in AD that can't print to the room the tests are being taken in to protect personal information. I need a logon ...
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HP Laserjet 2600n on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm in the process of migrating printers to a new Print Server, running Microsoft Server 2008 R2, for the most part it's been going fine. But we have a problem with a HP LaserJet 2600n. This printer ...
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TCP/IP Printers on a 2012 Domain [closed]

I have rolled out a 2012 Domain controller and have added my users to it. I use to be able to click "Add Printer" and a list of IP enabled printers would show up, but since everyone is now on the ...
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Windows 7 Group Policy Printer not Loading

I'm trying to create a group policy that applies printers to a specific user security group, but facing difficulties. When loading a GPO with 4 printers in it, all but two PCs load all 4 printers. ...
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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 ...
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W7 machine unable to connect to printers hosted by 2003 R2 Print Management Service

I'm currently testing Windows 7 x64 within our business ahead of finally moving all computers off of Windows XP. Everything seemed to go swimmingly until recently my desktop has been unable to ...
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Can someone help install cups2.0 on CentOS 6 x86_64?

I am experimenting in building up CUPS2.0 for my CentOS6. As CUPS2.0 supports SSL/TLS communication CUPS2.0_Encryption. As CUPS2.0 is not released officially, I can't use yum install as no mirrors are ...
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How to show network attached printers in Windows Active Directory?

We want to add our network printers (Dell 5100cn) to Active Directory, so that it is easier for users to find them on the network, but don't see a need to place a "print server" between the clients ...
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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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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 ...
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Can't clear que for printer on the network

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, so forgive me if I am out of line. I'm having some printer problems with our server. When I look at the printer connected to our network, I see ...
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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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Server 2003 Terminal Services Printers not redirecting, no sessions created.

Ok, odd scenario on a Windows Server 2003 Server Standard running as Terminal Server. Friday, installed 2 new Windows 7 machines to replace older XP machines. After adding these machines and 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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Domain User cannot print some PDF files

I have a strange issue where a domain user cannot print some PDF files on a terminal server. The Xerox printer reports an "incorrect tray" error. The same PDF files can be printed ok from the ...
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is there a better PROCESS for picking office printers? [closed]

I run a small Mac/Linux/Android network and finding options for our new printer has been difficult. We have a few criteria, and as you all know, the market is pretty convoluted, with long feature ...
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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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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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Creating a network printer via Powershell

I'm trying to create network printers using a Powershell script. The script below creates the port without any issues, but will not create the queue. Can you anyone confirm if this script works on ...
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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 ...
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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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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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HP Color Laserjet issue

Since this site is a Q&A for system administrators and desktop support professionals I'd decided to post my question here. Not sure if this is the best stackexchange website for this. We have an ...
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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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Connect to cups printer service from windows server 2008

From windows server 2003 I can easily add a cups printer service from another host: I tried the same on a windows server 2008 machine, but I did not succeed to add this kind of http printer ...
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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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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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“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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Canon IR Advanced C2020 Won't Print From a Mac

I’m having an issue with a Canon IR Advanced C2020 on the Mac side. We have the printer connected to the network and printing from Windows machines using the UFRII driver but I can’t seem to get any ...