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Windows 2008 Terminal Services “Easy Print” and Matrix Printers

Server: Windows 2008 Server Standard SP2 with "Terminal Services" role Clients: Windows XP SP3 + .NET 3.5 Framework SP1 + Remote Desktop Client 7.0 We are using "Easy Print" feature which allows ...
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Self-connecting printers

I work as an administrator in a small company using XP Professional on all computers and two servers with Win 2003 Server. Recently a very unusual problam occured one of the computers keeps connecting ...
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Force LAN port speed on an Airport Extreme

We had a small 8-port Cisco switch in one school with two devices connected to it, and swapped it out for an Airport Extreme, both to reuse the Cisco device and to improve the wireless connectivity in ...
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Linux CUPS auto re-add printer?

We have a Redhat machine (2.6.9-42.ELsmp) that runs CUPS. Once in a while, people send big files to the printer, and it gets stuck, so they restart the printer. After 300 seconds of it not responding, ...
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Reduce Printer Waste and Paper Usage

We have a computer lab that we need to reduce wasted paper/ wasteful printing. This is a open use student lab for students (no user accounts). Often times students will erroneously print the same ...
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Windows 7 shared printer hangs from Windows 2000

I have a Windows 7 x86 system and a printer that is shared publicly in my workgroup. When I try to print to that printer from a Windows 2000 Pro sp4 box, the print job gets into the printers queue, ...
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Parallel port blocking

I have a legacy Java program which handles a special card printer by sending binary data to the LPT1 port (no printer driver is involved, the Java program creates the binary stream). The program was ...
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Manage printers / change passwords on multiple printers

I need to change two specific settings on MANY printers. Most are HP. I was given a print server from someone who has left. I need to change all the notification emails to go elsewhere as well as the ...
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AD network printer

I have a quite broad but troublesome question to ask. The problem is, one network printer (installed on the main fileserver and shared to workstations) tends to go offline from time to time without ...
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Can't seem to setup RICOH to scan to SBS 2008 shared folder

Banging my head against any hard surface trying to figure out why I cannot connect the RICOH copier to a shared folder on my SBS 2008. Here's the particulars: New SBS 2008 Server New Network ...
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Accessing a shared USB printer outside the domain?

I have a setup with a Windows XP Professional computer joined to a domain. This computer has a USB printer installed, which is in turn shared. I can use this printer from other computers fine, as long ...
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Pos receipt printer

Is it possible to connect a receipt printer to a telephone for printing similar to how a Credit card terminal works when connected to a telephone line. Our clients donot have internet connections ...
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Office 2007 documents sent to Ricoh printer are stored under the name of the of the user who created the doc instead of the user who printed the doc

This issue is difficult to illustrate if you aren’t familiar with how the Ricoh Aficio C2500 series printer operates and is setup in our office, so here is some necessary background. All staff have ...
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Replace the broken file copying UI in Windows 2008 Server 64-bit Explorer

Does anyone know a good GUI alternative for file copying on a Windows 2008 Server 64 bit edition. The built-in GUI has a hopeless interface and is bug-riddled which really hinders the ability to get ...
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How can I convert a USB printer to LPT?

I have an Java enterprise app that only prints to LPT1. The problem is, the only printers available in my company are USB printers. The developers and support staff (InfoSys) for the app all say they ...
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Unable to add any printers on Windows XP

One of my users' XP computer wouldn't start this morning - the problem turned out to be a corrupt registry, fixed with a chkdsk. Now everything is fine, except he's missing all his printers and can't ...
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Unix networked printer prints multiple copies

We have a networked printer that is connected to a HP-UX Unix server. We switched identical printers and setup the new one with the same IP as the old. Users can print from Windows fine to the ...
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Canon ImageRunner printing PDFs very slow?

Perhaps this isn't a good ServerFault question, but here goes: We've got some Canon ImageRunner copiers, and the performance is terrible for printing PDF files. For instance I just sent a job that's ...
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Printer Redirection Tool

I have two machines (A & B), machine A has to be able print to a local printer. The issue is that the problem it can't have any printers connected to it (network or local) - so what I want to do ...
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Are dot matrix printers still used anywhere?

I remember working as a summer IT support guy in a warehouse where orders were printed on carbon copy paper using a dot matrix printer. Are those noisy beasts still around in some special uses or is ...
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How do I configure the IP address of an IBM 4247-003 printer?

Apparently this is really hard. The printer was bought to replace a twinax-connected printer, but the installer was struggling with two issues: How do you set the IP address, netmask and gateway for ...
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What is a DSS server for HP printers and where is it installed?

I'm working with some HP printers and I'm getting the error "DSS Authentication. Unexpected failure." I'm trying to locate the DSS server and trying to figure out what version the server is. ...
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Delete old windows print jobs

On our primary windows 2003 print server we share about 500 printers. We typically have about 50 stuck print jobs. Although far from the end of the world it bugs the hell out of me and I tend to end ...
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Altering the horizontal alignment on a Lexmark T642

I have a user that is printing on top of pre-printed forms on a Lexmark T642 and so the page alignment needs to be very exact so that the data they print lines up with the boxes. Currently the form ...
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Has anyone managed to install an HP All-In-One printer on 64-bit Windows

I'm trying to set up an HP All-In-One printer (6310) on a 64-bit Windows 7 system. The setup for the driver software runs OK, but fails to connect to the printer across the network. I haven't tried ...
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Remote desktop select which printer from local resource

When connecting to Windows XP via Remote Desktop (mstsc), you can select which local resources you want to take with you to the remote desktop (disc drives, clipboard, printers). Is there a way to ...
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How do I print from across the Internet using CUPS

I work as the programmer/IT guy at a small company and I've run into a bit of a problem. Hardware is assembled here at the office but the hardware face plates are screen printed at my house by my ...