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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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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 ...
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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 ...