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How to crash spooler service

Does anyone know how I can crash the spooler service manually? I have a problem with some drivers crashing it randomly, and I want to do it manually so I can do some tests.
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Migrating a Microsoft Print Cluster to a single virtual machine

We have two physical servers being used as a clustered print server. The physical servers are EOL and we want to migrate the print services to a single VM. Does anyone have any suggestions on the ...
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Restricting Print clients from downloading updated driver from print server

I have the following environment : Print Server : Windows 2008 R2 Print Clients : Windows 7/ Windows 8.1 I am upgrading my print queues on the print server to a recent version of the driver and the ...
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Remove printers from directory that were on an old server

I had a standalone Windows 2012 box that was acting as the printer server in my domain. Since then I've removed it and moved printer hosting elsewhere. However, when I open up the directory (through ...
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Google Cloud Print Fails - Finding Logs?

Recently we've been seeing Google Cloud Print Service fail to print on Xerox printers. We're relatively sure it's a Drivers issue. When attempting to Print to a Xerox printer, the Cloud Print portal ...
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Finding which printer or user is crashing spooler

I have a Windows Server 2012 print server that is having the Print Spooler c:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe crash. The Application Log in Event Viewer shows me that the crashing .DLL is LMUD1PLANG.DLL ...
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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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is it possible to delegate file srv and print srv managing to other users in windows 2008 R2 without giving them full admin rights?

we have some field service guys that work locally for some of our customers, we want to transfer the tasks of managing file servers and print servers to them. first we Thought about giving them local ...
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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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Windows 2008 R2 Print Server. Copying printer and giving new driver

Is there a way of copying a printer on a print server (Server 2008 R2) and then giving it a new name and new print driver? In a nutshell - 1 printer but with two names. Thanks
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Print Manager Does not Show Printers

Server 2012 R2 have about 40 printers installed all TCP/IP port based printers shared out. I was able to see and manage the printers on the print server via print manager, and then all of a sudden I ...
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Server 08 Print server deploying to server 03

Server 08 R2 setup as a printer server with 300+ printers installed. I created an empty GPO and enforced it on the OU containing a few servers that are server 03 that I need the printers to be ...
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How to manage multiple printers?

I have about 15 printers in my organization. We are currently dealing with the problem that when we change or add one (or god forbid, more) printers we have to go to each client PC, remove the old ...
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CUPS Print Server; Multiple Destinations

We have about 15 printers in our office, each one a different make or model, and requiring a different driver, with differing locations as well, ranging from peoples desks to breakrooms. Due to this, ...
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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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How to better track and debug what happens with files stuck in the print spooler?

I have a print server running Windows Server 2012 which is shared in a domain and is used by terminal services clients. The domain network spans between countries using tunnels and in some ...
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Azure print server - running everything in Azure?

I might have get dragged into a Project involving moving the whole IT shop into Azure. Now that means they have on-site AD, LOB Applications, SQL, Sharepoint etc, plus of course moving to Office 365, ...
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Possibility to have two versions of same printer driver on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have print server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with cca 100 of print queues installed. For easier handling of printer driver updates, mainly universal drivers from printer vendors are being used. ...
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Printing duplex from linux to Windows Server printer

Printers are shared through the windows print server but people also print from linux command line (and have separate accounts for that server not linked to AD). All the print requests go through the ...
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Know when physical printer changed

In my organization we have two guys dealing with different aspects of our printers. One is the helpdesk team leader who's responsible (among other related things) for updating the list of printers and ...
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How to get user names to show in a Kyocera TASKalfa job log

We have a Kyocera TASKalfa 4550ci, which was previously just installed on a Windows server and shared out, rather than done through Windows Print Services. I had to install a new file server since ...
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How do i enforce duplex printing on Server 2012

Is it possible to enforce duplex printing by default for every users on AD. Unless the user deliberately choose to print single sided, all print jobs should be duplex (double-sided). Is it possible ...
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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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Get IPs of printers on Windows print server via SNMP\Script

I am setting up an icinga server for monitoring printer status via SNMP (toner levels, errors, that kind of thing). All of the printers are accessible via a shared windows print server (Printer is ...
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Copy printer defaults to other printers

I am installing a new print server using Windows Server 2012R2 in an AD env. We are currently using a 2003 server to share the printers. To get a clean installation with only new drivers, and only ...
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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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Does anyone know how to get cross-forest printers in the ADDS “printer directory?”

I'm in the midst of an active-directory forest migration at the moment, and in addition to that, the powers that be have decided to start on an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 for our client PCs. ...
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Windows Server 2008 Enterprise - Print Server Role - TCP/IP Print Server Service Won't Start

I have a few Windows Server 2008 Enterprise edition Servers running Printer Server Roles. On these servers there are two system services: Print Spooler and TCP/IP Print Server (LPDSVC). The TCP/IP ...
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Issues With Printer GPO

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server. The client machines are Windows 7 Professional. I am having issues with user accounts not getting the printer added when they login. Things that I have ...
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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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AirPrint CUPS 401 Not Authorized

I'm setting up a system with CUPS which should be able to print from multiple platforms including IOS. I am using Tea4Cups as well since the print server should run some scripts before the document is ...
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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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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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Removing print driver from print server

How can I remove driver from print server? Actually I remove it with print server snap-in, but I also need to clear all footprints it left (registry, folders etc.). Anyone knows?
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Printer Share Name vs. Printer Name when using Print Services

I'm setting up a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 print server. I'm able to add printers, install them on workstations, I can print, all the plumbing seems to be in place. What I don't understand is ...
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Why can't I upload drivers to my Samba print server?

I've just set up a CentOS 6.5 64-bit VM with CUPS (1.4.2) and Samba (3.6.9) and can print from my Windows 7 64-bit machine quite happily. The shared printer is a Kyocera FS-2100DN, for which I ...
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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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Can't share HP laserjet 500 on windows 2003 R2 server

I added a HP laserjet 500 M551 to a windows 2003 R2 server, acting as a print server. I can print from the printserver, but I can not share it. It tells me "sharing is not supported for this type of ...
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Permissions issue directing domain networked printer to LPT1

We have an old FoxPro 2.6 application, that cannot print to a networked printer. Knows nothing about domains, etc, and uses it's own built-in drivers instead of Windows drivers, and can only print to ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Print Server load 32 bit drivers

I am trying to load HP 32bit drivers on w2k8r2. For my other printer deployments, I have had no problems but all of the conventional workarounds (i.e. installing on a 32bit pc then pushing it to the ...
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Windows server 2012 print server Signed Driver bypass

Is there a way to bypass the requirement for signed print drivers for windows server 2012
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Print_Server Migration_Server 2012

After migrating a print server from Windows Server 2008 to 2012, technicians don't have the ability to make changes on end-user workstations (clients). When they click on printer properties, most of ...
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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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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 to remotely monitor the windows LPD service from Nagios

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 machine running an LPD service for us as part of an ERP implementation. I use Nagios to monitor the network and have this host set up already. I am now trying to set ...
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Targetting Printer GPO to a Subnet

I'm aware that you can target specific printers via the individual Item-level targeting to a subnet. I have about 20 printers that I would rather put the full group policy into maybe a WMI filter for ...
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windows 2008R2 + Active Directory + printer x86 driver issues

i am setting a windows 2008 active directory server, and we have a NRG/Ricoh network printer. I configure it on the server with the x64 drivers (i add it up as a printer listed on the directory list, ...
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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 ...