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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 ...
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Certain PostScript prints from SAP cause flood on RPM server

This situation may be a little localised, but the root of the problem means that it may happen as long as you're passing PostScript (and possibly other types of print jobs) through a firewall with ...
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NAT client having troube print to Windows 2003 print server on public domain

We have a NATed wireless network and a printer server with Public IP that can be resolved with FQDN. We are having trouble printing from the NATed (private) netwrok to the print server on the public ...
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d-link print servers and logging

I have a d-link print server in my network. (dpr-2000) It has a print log which displays which computers in the network have sent print jobs. But it only saves the last 20 history. Is there any way ...
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Way to ungroup printers when multiple printers share the same IP/port?

We have a print server that contains roughly 30-40 printers. In the past they have created a new printer name, but direct it to the same IP/port so we can have as many as 5 or 6 printer names all ...
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Can I find a print job's spool ID to find it in the spool/Printers directory?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server we are using as a print server. We are encountering issues with some print jobs and I need to be able to look at a print job in one of printers and then go find the ...
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Two Printers Deployed via Group Policy - Same Drivers, Same Model, but different icons

Two Printers Deployed via Group Policy - Same Drivers, Same Model, but different icons. The printer model is Toshiba e-STUDIO6550C. All the settings appear to be the same. Has anyone experienced ...
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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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Can I use the CLI to reset an IP address from a different subnet?

I'm working with a small office network which has fifteen devices on 192.168.2.x. They want to add a print server to the network. Simple enough, except that the print server seems to think it's ...
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Migrating Print Servers

Migrating Windows 2003 print server to Windows 2008 R2 print server. I have exported/imported the printers from old server to new. For the printers that wouldn't import I manually added them and ...
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Renaming deployed printers

Is it possible to rename printers that have been deployed through a 2008R2 server without disruption in service? The printers are not listed or pushed out through GPO, just deployed through the print ...
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How to set a deployed printer as default using group-policy?

Using a windows-server-2008-r2 I added the print-management role to it. Using that, I added a new printer and attached it to a currently set GPO Assuming I done things right, looking at the ...
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windows print service

We have a HP color printer that can be used to print both A3 and A4 size color printouts. It is connected to a Windows 2008 print server. The windows event viewer provides the status of printouts ...
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Print server vs. printer sharing on Windows Server

On my new Windows Server 2012 I've installed a printer and shared it via the Sharing tab: I'm not in a Windows domain (just a regular work group) and printing works fine. Now there's also 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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Remote monitoring Windows print server queue

I would like to remotely monitor (and delete and/or reprint some jobs) the printing queues of a Windows print server, based on a Windows 2008 Server. What is the best way to do this? Thanks in ...
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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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Should terminal server clients use FQDNs with a W2K8 print server?

We have a network with Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Servers and a print server, and experience printing problems every morning which disappear after a while. The IT department seems to have no idea what ...
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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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Forms aware print spooling for Windows Server?

I’m working with a non-profit organization that needs to do fairly low volume printing to a large number (approx. 25) of different preprinted forms on one or two printers. They want the ability to ...
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Access print server through firewall?

At my workplace, we have two fiber networks setup, one for the business network and the other for process control (industrial manufacturing). On the business network, there is a standard print server ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 print server - printbrm not working

I am attempting to migrate a Windows 2008 R2 print server (queues, drivers et. al.) using printbrm. However, logged in as a domain admin, when trying to export, I keep getting the most frustrating and ...
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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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Remove printers from old print server/deploy new ones

I have created a new print server, and would like to move our users from old to new. We have a mixed environment of XP and Win7 (64 bit). The old server is Windows Server 2003 SP2 (not R2 & 32 ...
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What print management tools are available for a large organization? [closed]

Our organization uses the Pharos print management software to allow users to manage jobs to different output devices, as well as tracking usage for the users and allowing / denying access to different ...
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Printing problems on a member of my TS farm

I have 2 , Server 2008R2 boxes as members of a Terminal Server farm. I can use the printui.dll command "Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /c\" to successfully add printers globally to one of the ...
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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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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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Printer driver update keeps asking for administrator credentials

I have a Windows 2008 Server with the printer management configured. I share 6 printers with the drivers of the maker. The problem is when I update the printer driver at the workstation, that the user ...
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New print server on Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit

Just wondering if anyone can help me out with some best practice for setting up a new print server and all of the individual queues. I have some questions regarding setting up the print queues, for ...
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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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Delegate delete print queue permissions

I want to be able to give a group of people permission to delete all the jobs in a print queue (specifically teachers deleting pupils print jobs) Up until now we've just made them members of the ...
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Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Management for large quantities of printers

I have to manage around one hundred printers and I'm looking for ways to centralize all the printers in one printer server. I have been looking into Windows Server 2008 R2 Printer Management service. ...
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Where do i give rights so that users can cancel print jobs on the print server?

I'm currently running a Windows 2008 R2 print server. Everything seems to work fine, except that i can't seem to cancel jobs stuck in the queue. One of our helpdesk asked me to give them rights to ...
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Best server to enable printing services on

I need to add the Print Services role to one of the windows Server 2008 R2 machines on my network and I am looking for advice on the best option. Setup: I have a small network with six smallish Dell ...
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How to share print drivers from a 64 bit Windows server to 32 bit client machines

I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the heck is going on. I've looked around and I've seen similar questions of this nature, but nothing exactly matching ...
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How to script printer creation on a Windows Server 2008 R2 clustered print server?

As per subject. I've found some ways of scripting printer creation on Windows print servers using WMI, but it looks like WMI doesn't support clustered print servers (or clustered servers at all). ...
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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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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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Deploying Printers to Computers vs. Users via GPO

When I deploy a printer to a computer it only seems to deploy to our Windows XP machines. If I deploy to users it deploys to our Windows XP and 7 machines. When I look in the RSoP Snap-in it shows the ...
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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 ...