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2answers
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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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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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2answers
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How do I remove a printer connection without the user's intervention?

Here's the situation: We're replacing 11 printers with newer models, and we'll be installing them on our print server and sharing them out. The plan is to share the new printers under different ...
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2answers
838 views

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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4answers
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Accessing a Windows 7 print share without a password

In our network we have a Windows 7 print server. Users connect to this machine by typing \\server_name on their own workstations. The print server and the users` computers are members of Active ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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2answers
328 views

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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1answer
72 views

Sharing a printer over the net from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2003

I need to share a printer that is connected to a Windows 7 computer. The windows 7 computer is in another building about an hours drive away. The computer that needs to access the printer is running ...
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1answer
244 views

opening print server using admin account on windows 7

In windows XP you can open windows explorer using your admin credentials, but on windows 7 this feature does not work. We need to be able to connect to a remote server to view the printer queue using ...
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1answer
521 views

Windows 7 Printing to a network printer

We have a 2008 server as our print server. Clients that use windows xp with a logon script to map have no problems printing. When I test printing to a network printer on a windows 7 machine it works ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
502 views

Windows 7 printing to OSX print server

I have a OSX Leopard desktop with a USB Canon Printer (MX310). Apple's instructions state that to share this to Windows machines, they need to have a Postscript driver. I've tried the Adobe one ...