Printing is the writing of data in a human-readable format onto durable media such as paper.

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Applications locking up when printing to a print server

I have a few printers set up on a print server. When some of my users try to print, the first print job seems to go through fine. After that, trying to send another print job to a printer completely ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not printing from Task Scheduler

I have a script, written in Python, that generates a PDF document and prints it to network printer. When I execute that script through the cmd line or launch executable .cmd or .bat file, it works ...
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Deploy Printers To Non-Admin User Through GPO

Trying to deploy printers to Windows 7 x64 computers for NON-ADMIN users. Server is a 2008R2 running Print Management. 3 Printers are HP LaserJets installed on the print server. I have used Print ...
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2012 R2 print server not showing file names on Event id 307

I'm having trouble logging detailed information on my print server. Operational logging is enabled and working. The event ID 307 displays information about the jobs printed, but instead of the file ...
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Group policy not updating printer defaults

I'm pulling my hair out on this and Xerox have been 0 help (admittedly it likely isn't their problem in the first place) and any assistance is appreciated. We've got a 2008 R2 print server with 4 ...
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PrintBrm.exe, 0x80070003

Trying to use PrintBrm.exe to export printers/ports/drivers for migrations. Source and destination are both Win 7 Pro 64 bit. The ultimate goal is mass PC refresh, so this needs to be done from the ...
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Send dummy data to printer to wake it up

I have a Dell B1260dn Mono Laser Printer connected to cups. It is used for receipts. Especially the first page in the morning takes almost a minute to print, because the printer have to warm up, it ...
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Would upgrading RAM in a HP LaserJet printer improve its performance?

Would RAM upgrade for an HP 4050N LaserJet printer matter? We have this real workhorse of a Laser Printer. It's an HP 4050N and it's been in use for many years. In the past few years, I've noticed ...
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Printing issue in Server 2008 R2 Enterprise OS with RDP Thin Clients

We are facing a typical issue about Printing from RDP Thin Clients to HP Laserjet Pro MFP 126nw Printer. The Server OS is Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Five Thin Client PCs are connected to the ...
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How do print servers work?

This is more of a conceptual question than a question about an actual setup in practice. Let's say I have a network printer, a print server (server A) and workstations B and C that will use the print ...
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Printer stops working after reboot

Problem with Samsung printer driver installation. In a nutshell: one thin client (O.S Suse Linux) one usb printer (Samsung ml 1640) After installing the specific manufacturer driver, the printer ...
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How can I allow Domain Users to update printer drivers without any prompts?

Each time Xerox release a new printer driver and we update our network printers on our servers we have to go around each domain computer and enter the Administrator details in to the update printer ...
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Printserver failing after changing DNS servers

We are currently swapping our DNS servers out, going from an older IP range to a newer one. The network side has been setup and working fine for a couple of years, there are just a few servers still ...
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Same printout appeared on multiple local printers on intranet

I work for a small retail chain. Each location has a windows pc with a usb printer. The machines are on the same windows domain through vpn. Monday morning all the stores in one city discovered a ...
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Automatically Deploy Windows Print Server Printers to Clients

Using CUPS with linux clients, configuring clients like this: $ cat /etc/cups/client.conf ServerName <printserver-hostname> $ cat /etc/init/cups.override manual means any changes I make on ...
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Samba printing gives NT_STATUS_NO_SPOOL_SPACE

I have a CUPS server with 1 printer attached, and then shared via Samba. Though every few days printing via Samba stops working, with the following error: $ echo test | smbclient ...
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Spooler Service Keeps Hanging and Causes Citrix served application to not launch

We have a Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm on Windows 2008 R2 that serves an application to our end users. Recently we have found that if the spooler service hangs, the application no longer launches for new ...
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Group Policy to disable Printer Preferences

Can someone please advise on how we can disable users being able to open Printer Preferences on network printers that they have added to their computers? We have deployed around 100 new printers with ...
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Add 32-bit printer drivers to 64-bit windows server programmatically

GOAL: To install both x64 and x32 drivers for printers on a Windows 2012 R2 print server automatically. INFORMATION: So far, I've been able to install x64 print drivers with no problem. My attempt to ...
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Is print job data stored locally or on the server side when I use a Windows print server?

I have read Why use a print server? and it does not indicate the location of print job data. When I restarted the local printer service today to fix a problem with a stuck job, all jobs disappeared ...
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Keep Ricoh Aficio SP C240DN printing with low toner [closed]

When toner is low the printer shows a warning which requires you to press the Start button on the front of the printer before it will print every document. Is there a way to bypass this so it keeps ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Force Terminal Server users to print with a specific configuration

I have a machine with Windows Server 2012 R2, and I configured some printers in this computer with the Admin account. I also have some terminal server users. However, although printers are configured ...
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Automatically pause print jobs on server 2008r2

Is there an easy (and bonus: free?) way to have a printer hosted on server2008r2 automatically pause any print job that comes to it? I've searched for an answer for this, but all my search results ...
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Installing printers drivers in Windows 7 clients with Win server 2003 AD

Dears, I've an issue with installing drivers on windows 7 which keep asking for permission to add the printer driver on other hand i haven't faced this issue with XP clients. My AD is windows ...
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Foxit virtual PDF printer [closed]

I installed Foxit PDF virtual printer on my server to create an unattended PDF virtual printer (it saves to a given directory). I shared such virtual printer. When I print directly from the server ...
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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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Set printers up on a per-room basis using Group Policy

Trying to build a new Group Policy structure on a secondary school site. Technical context: Windows environment 2008 R2 domain Windows 7 on all machines 3 print servers Logical context: Most ...
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Lexmark X795 color printer

Issue I have this issue with Lexmark X795 color printer. It's defaulting to Tray 3, when printing, for every single user. Even if I make Tray 1 a default tray, it'll still print to tray one. ...
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Printer Redirection RDS Gateway

I have a 2012 R2 RDS environment with a Farm containing two RDS servers, RDS Broker and RDS Gateway. Previously, I had printer redirection disabled, but I'm bringing on some users that need this ...
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Server 2012 Internet printing - no connect button

I have a Windows Server 2012 with Print Services installed and IPP (Internet Printing) enabled. I can get to the page http://PrintServer/Printers without issue, but there is no connect button. All ...
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Samba AD DC not showing Printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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Printed text from *nix (Linux or Unix) to a Samba / LPD Windows print server skewed text

I'm asking my question under the "managing the hardware or software of servers, workstations, storage or networks" part of the site. Someone setup an EPSON DFX-9000 printer on a Windows 7 PC, ...
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Azure Networking Diagnostics

I have a customer who is having issues with there printers being disconnected from the linux server. This happens at all branches. I have not been able to find anything in the router logs that would ...
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Windows Terminal Server printer selection dialog delayed in Microsoft Office

My terminal server users experience a delay when selecting printers from MS Office applications to be printed to network printers. Everything stalls on: Finding available printers... The ...
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Separator Page On Print Server

When using seperator pages on a print server only seperator files under system 32 seem to work. If i move the files from system 32 to the root directory it doesnt append the seperator page, ive tried ...
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How to print and save the result to a file at the same time?

I'm trying to print on Windows Server 2012. It works fine, but I'd want to generate an output file (some kind of .PRN) in order to save the last print job so it can be printed again later. Enabling a ...
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Windows PrintService Operational Log. Which Tray?

I am a software developer but I have come here to ask an Admin type question. I have turned on the Windows PrintService Operation log to see what print jobs are being printed via Applications and ...
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Powershell to add printers based on AD Site

I am trying to map a default printer based on the location found in AD Sites and Services. I can grab the location of the computer using ...
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RDS 2012 printer stops working for some users and work after delete&reinstall

I'm having an issue with RDS2012. My setup : -print-srv (2012 r2 server) -rds-serv (2012 r2 server) I have ~ 50 terminal users and the problem happens randomly across that pool, at ...
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Importing 'Devices and Printers' from one server to another

I have a windows server 2003 that is in the process of getting replaced. It has a long list of printers connected; I'm looking for some method of 'importing' the printers from the 2003 to my new ...
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Silverlight pdf printing broken with last release?

We use a Silverlight OOB application that prints orders and invoices, usually writing them to disk as a pdf with utilities such as dopdf. Recently this stopped working. All virtual printer drivers ...
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Is it possible to prevent users from removing jobs from the print queue?

I need to log all printed documents with their contents. I've enabled "Keep printed documents" in the relevant printers' properties. Now, I'm trying to prevent users from removing jobs from the ...
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Printers already installed but would like to block spooler to prevent future print jobs

I have tens of client machines over domain with Windows 7/8/8.1 installed and almost all machines are connected to different printers. Only one main printer is listed in AD which can be easily ...
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Exchange won't email externally

We've been banging our heads for the last few days trying to figure this one out. Even our Senior Systems Engineer seems to be unable to come up with a decent explanation for this one. We discovered ...
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Printing preferences item level tagerting not working

I am trying to get Item level Targeting to work in Printing Preferences. This is on the Computer side. I have the security group set in ILT. On the object management screen, the Security Filtering ...
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Restrict IIS internet printing to “Connect only”

I want to create a print "selfservice" for our company. I think the easiest way would be if the colleagues could just click on a link to connect the printer. What I found is the internet printing ...
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Windows 7 contains duplicate, identical builtin print forms (Letter, Legal) but only one of the 2 successfully prints

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine with a Lexmark E360dn printer. Whenever the user attempts to print anything, the printer defaults to "Letter" size, as expected. When the user clicks PRINT, the ...
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Network printers randomly print blank documents

We have two printers connected straight through Ethernet without a print server, one is a Samsung M2875FD, and the other one a Dell 1320c. Since we installed the Samsung printer, everybody noticed ...
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OSX: EPSON printer fails when controlled by CUPS

I have an application that I developed that controls access to the printer for specific users. I accomplish this using CUPS and the lpadmin commands lpadmin -u allow:"+PRINT_USER_NAME+" -p ...
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Windows 7 x64 Enterprise all network printers greyed out on reboot

We've got a bunch of network printers on SL7 running CUPS. These are distributed via GPP printers. This all works with older images. In the last week or so, new installs from the same base image are ...