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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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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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Server 2003 Shared Printer Settings

I'm having an issue with 2 Server 03 sites whereby I am sharing a Ricoh Photocopier print driver out using Con2Prt.exe. The drivers install as expected across X86 & 64 machines, but I have no ...
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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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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 ...
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Advantages of running print services on Server 2008 R2?

Our existing print server for our 8 printers is a Win 2003 server that is slowly being decommissioned. We want to move print services off this server but we want to move them to the right place. I ...
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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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How would I create a PDF print server?

I have some old workstations with WindowsXP that I can install pretty much anything on, an office with about 80 people, a wintel environment, an existing Server 2003 file/printer server, and everybody ...
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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 ...
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x64 print driver keeps asking for x64 windows disk

I'm trying to install x64 printer drivers on a Windows 2003 R2 Standard x86 print server. I downloaded the amd64 folder locally to the server. When I try to install the x64 bit print driver it asks ...
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Sizing disk space for printer spooler in Windows 2003

I have been troubleshooting issues with a print server and am beginning to suspect that it may be due to not enough free HD for the spool directory. The server has about 1GB free on that drive. My ...
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Separator page on colored paper

We have a Canon iR C2380 printing system and a Windows 2003 R2 printserver. Printing works fine so far from WinXP and Win7 clients using a mix of PCL and PS. We have to add a separator page to each ...
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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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Vanishing Printer Ports

I have a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 print server. This is serving about 15 print queues the problem is just one of these queues is randomly losing its printer ports. What do i mean by losing ...
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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 ...
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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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Tracking which computer printed a document on Windows 2003 domain

Currently, when a user prints a document there is an Event ID 10 recorded in our event log. We have mostly XP Clients on a Win2003 domian. However, I cannot tell which computer this user printed a ...
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Retiring a print server but looking for a method to confirm no one is still connecting to it

I have a Windows 2003 print server that I need to retire. Through variaous methods (login scripts, etc) I think that I had everyone migrated off of this server and connected to the new print server. ...
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How to migrate Windows print queues

I have a Windows 2003 print server that I need to retire, but I need to migrate the print queues off of it first onto another Win2k3 server. I have found some information on migrating, but it all ...
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Can't access network or printer shares

All of a sudden on our network, none of the client machines can see any of the network shares or shared printers at all (XP clients, SBS2003 server), and cannot browse the domain via "My Network ...
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How do you force printer drivers on a server to replace drivers on the client?

We have a Windows 2003 server acting as a print server for our Konica/Miolta 7222 Biz Hub, among others. Recently the driver was updated on the server to the incorrect version (Why Konica has a ...
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No-Good Very Bad Print Server Issues: Print Server Troubleshooting Suggestions?

We just replaced a fifty-year-old print server and are attempting to use HP Universal Print Driver (per their engineers' suggestion) for all of our printers (the PCL 5 4.7 version). We thought this ...