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Must I install every possible printer driver for RDP clients?

I have users connecting with remote desktop and some have things like Quicken which has a PDF driver installed on their machines at home. We want them to be able to redirect to print at home, but do ...
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Canon IPF9000 full cartridge low-ink indication (need to reset it after fixing intake assembly)

I recently had a client that had a problem with his Canon IPF9000. It's a wide-format printer that is used in high-end printing. The quality of its prints is pretty outstanding. Well, my client had ...
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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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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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Network printer - Print direct or via shared printer on Server?

It has occurred to me that a workstation can connect to a printer in either of two ways: Printing directly to the IP of the printer with the print driver installed locally. Printing to a ...
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Is it reasonable to put all printers to another subnet?

I have a network of about 90 PCs and about 25 network printers. In near future i will promote one server to DC. However, now PCs on my network have static IP addresses. It is a real mess now with ...
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IP conflicts with a networked printer

I have 2 computers (Mac with OS 9 and a desktop PC (XP)) that both print to a networked printer (large Xerox Phaser 7700). The printer and the two computers are networked through an old ethernet ...
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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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File & Printer Sharing not working on Windows Server 2008 R2

When trying to share an existing printer i receive the following error message: printer settings could not be saved. operation could not be completed (error 0x00000001) I have already tried ...
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How can I set up Nagios to Monitor a Canon iR 3035?

I've been googling for how to set up printer monitoring - especially for Canon printers. This is because I have a Canon iR 3035 that I want to monitor for toner problems, paper jams, and paper ...
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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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Brother 4150 CDN “Deep Sleep” How do I disable?

We own a Brother 4150 CDN printer which has a "deep sleep" feature that makes the printer stop working until someone pushes a button. The maximum wait before deep sleep is 210 minutes. Is there a way ...
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How do I setup Printers for all Users on a Win XP workstation?

There are approx 15 User profiles on a Windows XP workstation. I want to install some network printers to all User profiles. I installed some to the local administrator account thinking I was ...
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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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Limiting which printers a Remote Desktop Services user sees

I have an RDS server with about a dozen printers installed. Is there a way to remove all buta few certain printers for a particular user? I don't mean that I want to "secure" the other printers to ...
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Repurcussions to installing printer as SYSTEM?

sigh We have an app that runs as a service as the SYSTEM on a 2K8R2 server but, the account used to run it needs to have a printer installed in its profile for certain functionality to work ...
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Printer monitoring script (PowerShell)

I am going to write a script of some sort to check event viewer in a windows server 2003 for all printjobs, and then write them to a comma delimited textfile like printername_floor_room.txt I am ...
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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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Use Nagios to monitor toner levels of local USB printers

I have a bunch of computers with local USB attached printers. I'd like to be able to monitor things like paper jams and toner levels with Nagios but all I've been able to find involves using SNMP. ...
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Jobs stuck in Print Queue on print server

I have a Server 2003 machine acting as a print server for about 20 printers. There is 1 printer which we are having issues with and it has 104 documents in its queue. I have attempted the "Cancel ...
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NAGIOS: How to disable toner checking when the network printer is down?

I would like to monitor the toner level of a network printer using nagios3. I have everything I need to access the toner level using SNMP. But, when the printer is off, I have an error "Host is ...
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Tricerat Screwdrivers alternative [closed]

Is there another solution I could use instead of http://www.tricerat.com/products/screwdrivers I have used them but the maintenance expired and now we have to move our servers from 2003 to 2008 ...
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Network Printer or Share Printer on Server?

Small office, <10 users. USB printer which also has a network port. Is it better to share the printer by plugging the usb into the sevrer, and do a windows share, or use the built in network port? ...
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How to choose a printer for a mixed windows/mac office?

I am working on a process for choosing and purchasing a printer for a small office. Has anyone got advice on how to weigh criteria? We've already got two devices that meet some needs, and are open to ...
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Why do I not have “Shared printer” within group policy preferences in Win 2008 R2 gpmc?

I have performed some research, and it appears that I can target both XP and 7 clients with group policy preferences to add a shared printer. This article describes the presence of a Shared Printer ...
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Group Policy deploying printers

We moved our print server to another computer and IP. The Servers are all running Win Server 2008 R2. All clients are Windows 7 Pro 64bit. I was under the assumption, that 'Replace' will either add ...
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how to view log files for printing made by different users on LAN

I have a windows 2003 server and have attached a printer to this server. This printer is installed on the server and shared to all computers on the local area network. I want to check to see which ...
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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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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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HP laserjet shows offline on server but is pingable

We have three HP Laserjet 9000n printers, in addition to others, networked on Server 2003 R2. The three printers are wired through a Linksys mini switch. All three printers have appropriate drivers ...
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Does anyone have a full disassembly guide for an HP P4515x printer?

We are getting an error at power on that indicates a fan failure. As this printer is no longer under warranty it is falling on me to open it up and look around. I have searched HP's website and ...
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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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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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How to monitor Xerox printer jobs?

I'm trying to write a system for monitoring around 200 network printers using SNMP (Java SNMP4J library). The printers are mainly Xerox Phasers and Workcentres. Now, I need to get: the number of ...
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Scripted printer configuration changes

I've got about a dozen Windows XP machines that I need to make a couple specific printer configuration changes to. The printer is local "virtual" printer connected to a program for an electronic ...
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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 ...
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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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User's printer switches almost daily between USB002 and USB003

I have a user with a Dell Latitude D620 with a simple Dell dock in her office. She has a Brother MFC-7860DW printer connected to a USB 2.0 port on the dock. Often (possibly 3x a week) she will come ...
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Did the solar event mess up my wireless printers?

I have 5 wireless printers on my network, Brother HL-2170CWs, and not long after the massive solar flare on Tuesday, 2 of the 5 wireless printers are failing to connect to the network.
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Hardware needed to make office printing as easy as possible?

I'm currently in an 100 person office with about 10 network printers. I'd like to have it so that any new employee who comes into the network won't have to spend time connecting to all 10+ printers to ...
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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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SNMP - What are .mib files used for, and why are there many of them for a single printer?

I am investigating methods of monitoring particular stats with printers. I am not very knowledgeable yet, and was just curious what .mib files are used for and why there are many of them for a ...
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Upgrading HP Printer Firmware

Is there a quick way of upgrading the firmware on HP Printers? Some have instructions for upload the files via FTP, some through visiting the printer and uploading the firmware from a USB stick, and ...
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How to track usage of a HP Network Printer?

I have a HP Printer (HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP Series PCL 6) installed which is used by nearly 200 PCs through LAN. I want to track the usage like: Who (IP Address) initiated the print task Time ...
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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 to scan printers on Nessus?

When I try to scan a printer with Nessus 4.4.1 I got the following message: Do not scan printers The remote host appears to be a fragile device and will not be scanned. How can I enable ...
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Can I ignore a GPO from another GPO?

I have 10 users and 10 computers and 5 printers. 9 of the computers are workstations and the 10th is our accounting server. Each user has a unique set of network drive mappings and printer mappings. ...
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What are the basics of laser printers and their maintinance? [closed]

Printers are mysterious Pandora's boxes from Hell, of which I know little about. I turn to you demon-tamers for your knowledge. What are the key parts of a laser printer? What are the typical print ...
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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 ...
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Best practice deploy printer in 2012R2 RDSH?

I have 3 servers with 2012 R2 RDS Session Host, where my users log on. I have 4 printers. What is best practice to deploy these 4 printers to my users?... Using GPO shared printers or Deploy ...