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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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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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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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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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Mapping printers using Group Policy Preferences; works on Windows XP, not on Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to use Group Policy Preferences to manage user connections to shared printers. The print server is Windows Server 2003 R2 Std edition. Several printers are installed, and I've added x64 ...
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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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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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“bitness” and printer servers

Question; we have been trying to get a new printer server configured, and with the organization starting to move into the Windows 7 wagon and mixing 32 bit legacy (XP) systems with 32- and 64- bit ...
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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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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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Error when trying to add a 32bit driver to Server 2008 64bit

We have some network printers that Toshiba suplies generic drivers for on the CD. Now installing the 64bit edition works fine on the Server, but when I try to add a 32bit driver for those clients, the ...
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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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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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Query total page count via SNMP HP Laserjet

I was asked to get hold of the total pages counts for the 100+ printers we have at work. All of them are HP Laser or Business Jets of some description and the vast majority are connected via some ...
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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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How to use AD/GPO/Print Services to “push out” a new printer driver to replace a broken one? How did my server get a broken driver?

Context: We have an AD/GPO-managed corporate network with a little over a hundred PCs running Windows 7 x64, and a few managed printers. Our Server2008R2 primary domain controller is configured as a ...
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Printer Won't Print! Long and weird saga

Okay, here's something fairly weird. I'll try to outline the story in a way that makes sense. We had an old print server (windows 2003 based). We had some issues with people not being able to add ...
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How do I install a network printer on all workstations for all users from Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition?

I have a handful of workstations with users that log on to any of them with their account. I need to install a printer for all the users to use on any machine. The printer is already on the network ...
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Printers deployed using Group Policy?

I am trying to deploy three printers on our network. I have added the role of Print and Document Services to our Domain Controller and then added the printers. I have right clicked on the printers ...
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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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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 ...
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Run command before and after printing with CUPS?

this is a home setup. A central printer server (Linux) manages the queue, a HP 2430DTN is attached to it via 100Mbit/sec Ethernet. The printer is hooked up to a managable power source. A shell script ...
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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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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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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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Printer Management in AD Domain

I normally push out all my printers via group policy preferences. However, the new copy machines I have are using some stranger drivers and I can not install x64/x86 drivers on the same machine for my ...
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How do I setup Printers for all Users on a Win XP workstation?

There are approx 15 User profiles on a Windows XP workstation. I want to install some network printers to all User profiles. I installed some to the local administrator account thinking I was ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I need to have a deployed printer installed on the server

I have a printer deployed to my Active Directory with GPO. Do I need to keep that printer installed on the server? Is that necessary? Isn't the logon script creates the printer to everyone? Including ...
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Server 2008 Print Server vs Network printer

I have a SBS 2008 Server/Windows 7 environment. We have approx 25 users & 6 Networked printers. What is the recommended way/what are the advantages disadvantages of having all the printers shared ...
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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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Why does Add Network Printer in Windows only work with IP address?

I just popped a new Xerox WorkCentre 6505 out of the box, hooked it up to ethernet and turned it on. All test pages work correctly. I am able to add the printer via it's DHCP address and it prints ...
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Network Printer Connection Using POE Switch

Is there any problem connecting a network printer to a POE switch?
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Two different LANs Two different ISPs only one network printer

In my office we use two different lan’s and they both are connected to two different adsl-ISP’s. But there is only one network printer in the house. How can I connect these lan’s secure, so I can ...
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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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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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windows server sharing printers, why does local machine need driver?

I bumped into this at work today, and I don't have a good answer. To elaborate, we have a windows print server sharing several printers. If you connect to this printer share with a windows client, it ...
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What LPR arguments do I need to print a 1400x800 pixel image on a 4x6 label?

This is driving me nuts. UPS sends our system a 1400x800 GIF image of a shipping label, which is supposed to fit nicely on a 4x6 page. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the command line options ...
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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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How does “net use” work in windows 7 for printer connection?

I've been using "net use" successfully to connect to shared drives on my network with Windows 7. Now, I am trying to connect a Windows 7 computer to a shared printer on a windows 7. So, on the ...
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Add printer as domain user in Windows 7

In Windows 7, one has to have (local) administrator privileges to install a printer driver, even when this printer is installed from one of the domain servers. The only 'solution' I've read so far is ...
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Zebra label printer not printing correctly across network - via usb is fine

I'm having a major problem with our Zebra ZTC LP2844-Z We have the printer plugged into an HP JetDirect 175x, and this has an ip address of 10.0.9.21 I've added the printer to our print server ...
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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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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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How can I get connected to a network printer in a different subnet with Windows 7 Professional?

So we have a mixed node set on our network with Win XP Pro, Win 7 Pro, Ubuntu 11.04, Win 2k3 Server Std, etc all within in an Active Directory Environment. We also have network printers that are ...
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Deploying Printer with GPO W2K3R2 - isn't working

I am trying to deploy a network printer from my DC to my users. This is what I have done so far: Created a GPO: Named: Deploy printer login script has: pushprinterconnections.exe I have linked that ...
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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 ...