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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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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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faulting application spoolsv.exe Windows Server 2008

I have a brand new Windows 2008 server that acts as a print server and DC. I have installed 4 printers on it; Canon LBP3460, Canon LBP6650DN, Canon MF9170, Xerox Phaser 6010 and a PDF printer ...
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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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Adding a printer from a print server that is in a different domain than the client

Here is my scenario: PrintServer is in domain1 Printer1 is attached to PrintServer Client is in domain2 I want to add a printer attached to PrintServer to Client I can add other printers from ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Printer server drivers for Samsung ML printer series

I have a Printer Server running server 2008. I'm trying to setup some Samsung ML printers on it (ML-3050, 2150 and 2570 printers). The print server is server 2008 and all my clients are Windows 7 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster Print Server Failure

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster environmental that is having some issues with the print server application. I recently changed it's preferred node from one to the other, and with this ...
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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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Server 2008 Print Server vs Network printer

I have a SBS 2008 Server/Windows 7 environment. We have approx 25 users & 6 Networked printers. What is the recommended way/what are the advantages disadvantages of having all the printers shared ...
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Error when connecting to shared Windows Printers

I'm replacing our Windows 2003 print server with one running on Windows 2008 R2. I have connected and configured all of our printers and can successfully print to them from the server itself. All of ...
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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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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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Printserver configuration B&W preferred, Color choseable

We are in the process of replacing a selection of different old black&white and color printers with several new color multifunction devices. This might lead to greatly increased printing costs. ...
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Download FreeBSD print system

Where can I get to download FreeBSD print system? I have webmin installed on mac os x 10.6.4 and when i want to setup printer administration i get this error The spool directory /var/spool/lpd does ...
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Unsigned 64 bit printer driver on 32 bit server

In our company, we have a 32 bit Windows 2008 print server. I have successfully installed many printers with both 32 bit and 64 bit drivers. We have two Xerox Wide Format printers and I cannot install ...
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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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How can I get the print drivers for all printers installed on a print server?

I want to prestage the print driver installations for all printers I have installed on my network. I reckon I can do this with some jiggery-pokery with pnputil, but I need to know what I should be ...
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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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how to share multifunction printers over network [closed]

I'm planing to set up a home network using windows home server and 2 other PCs and I would like to share my multifunction printer over the network (Canon Pixma MP450). The printer has scanner and ...
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OS X clients ignoring Windows print server permissions

I'm in the process of testing a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server for a mixed OS X/Windows environment. Any security permissions (AD groups) I set for the printers on the print server are not ...
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Unable to move print spooler on Windows Server 2008R2

I have installed the Print and Document Services role on a fresh Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise box that is fully updated and on my domain. I have a second hard drive "E:\" that I would like to have ...
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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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Know the number of pages printed from cups printing

I am using the CUPS print server on a MAC to manage printing, I would like to know the number of pages that are printed by any user for any job, however the column for pages writes unknown for each ...
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Printer in a AD double side print problem

ive got a printer in my Active directory but its standard set to double sided printing but the problem is the printer doesnt support that so you have to switch it manualy Ive found the setting for ...
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Changing shared printer settings to default to greyscale

My company has about 60 employees all running Windows Vista or 7 and a gigantic Minolta printer hooked up to an EFI Fiery Image Processor. We're burning about $300 a month in printer supplies alone. ...
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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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Misbehaving Network Printers - options?

We are having some issue with printers on our network. We have 3 floors, 2 printers per floor (A3 & A4) all connected to the same Print Server. The issue is that the same printer may not behave ...
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Dell printer goes offline after second print job

Dell printer goes offline(server connection) after second print job. Although the printer's display says it is ready. If you turn off then on the printer you can send one job and goes back ...