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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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Printing from a windows service in one domain to a print server in another windows domains without trust

I face the the following problem: We have one Windows domain with an application running in an user context of user of this domain (let's call this domain "A"). This Windows service has to print to an ...
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Remove printers from directory that were on an old server

I had a standalone Windows 2012 box that was acting as the printer server in my domain. Since then I've removed it and moved printer hosting elsewhere. However, when I open up the directory (through ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...