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1answer
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Is there a way to find out what printers a user has mapped remotely?

Remotely as in via command line. Not sure if there's a reg key or something similar I can peek at to see if a user has the correct printers mapped.
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0answers
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Print over the internet from a remote linux session locally (on a Windows 7 machine) to the shared printers?

I'm trying to use a linux virtual machine as a file server for windows clients. I have successfully implemented remote file sharing (samba+ssh) with which I am able to print locally with a little ...
0
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0answers
30 views

windows xp - batch remove IPP printer

How can I remove a printer using IPP (example URI: http://10.0.0.1:631/printers/r123-printer01) from windows batch? There should probably be a way using rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry, but I ...
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1answer
230 views

Can't install network printer - Access is Denied?

I have a single user in a remote site with their own print server (in reality just one of the Server 2003 DCs) who can't install any printers from that server. They are running Windows 7 ...
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0answers
30 views

User cannot print to any printer from any PC, even ones he's never logged into before

A very bizarre issue that I've never seen before. We have a domain user at a remote site who is unable to print to any printer shared on their print server. He gets no error message, and I see the ...
3
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2answers
77 views

What permissions could a printer driver require?

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit We have a specialized printer for specific production tasks. This printer's driver has a strange problem where some of the options in the Printer Preferences are ...
2
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1answer
111 views

Print Server Force Page Orientation, Paper Size, etc

We have a naive application that prints without having configurable options for page orientation, paper size, etc. The solution has been to create multiple queues for each set of configuration ...
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1answer
342 views

Print jobs not being deleted from spooler

On our LAN I have one particular machine that seems to be clogging up the spooler/queue every time it prints to one particular printer. Server 2008 Print Server; Win7 Box. Every other machine can ...
10
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1answer
237 views

Why *do* windows print queues occasionally choke on a print job

Y'know they way windows print queues will occasionally stop working with a print job at the head of the queue which just won't print and which you can't delete? Anyone know whats going on when this ...
0
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1answer
257 views

Printing to a remote printer through the internet

I have a remote network (A) that is connected to a head office (B) through a private network. Network A only has 1 PC that requires the connection, and this is into a terminal server at network B. We ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Can't print from some hosts on the network

I have a HP Color LaserJet CM6040 connected on a network, and have many hosts (laptops) connected wirelessly to it, but some of the hosts can't print on this printer. I've restarted the printer and ...
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1answer
1k views

Printer spooler spoolsv.exe crashes

We have a problem with a Windows 7 print spooler. There is a Windows 2011 Small Business Server running as print server and 2 computers in the network their print spooler keeps crashing at random. The ...
2
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2answers
326 views

Slow printing form windows 2003 print server

I have a Windows 2003 SP2 print server. There are over 100 print queues setup on the server. The server has 4 GB RAM and two processors. I receive complaints that printing becomes very slow, ...
0
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1answer
391 views

VBScript:Verifying if printer share exists

Is there a way to determine in VBScript, if a print share is in existence on a print server? The idea is to remove the connection to that printer in the event the share is removed from the server. A ...
0
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0answers
206 views

Sharp mx2600 driver cannot see all the paper trays

I am wondering if someone might have experienced this problem and have a solution. I have just taken over a network about a month ago so it is hard to know what truly worked and didn't work. However ...
3
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0answers
131 views

Workstations can't find preinstalled printer drivers on a WS2K8 Printer server

I've got XP and Win 7 workstations that I'm trying to install network printers onto via a WS2k8 print server, but when I try to do so it tells me the server does not have the correct drivers ...
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2answers
602 views

Silently install/add a print queue to a Windows client

Does anyone know how I can silently install/add a print queue to a Windows client? The clients are 32-bit Windows XP connecting to a Windows 2008 R2 print server, and I tried using the following ...
1
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1answer
565 views

Dynamic file name for Generic/Text Only printer

I've got an ASCII print job coming from a legacy system that I don't control. Currently it's aimed at a regular printer. I'd like to be able to catch the job with the Generic/Text Only driver and ...
5
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1answer
3k views

Purge print driver cache on windows 7 with powershell script

[Background] We have been having trouble with our network clients suddenly being unable to print. They get an odd error with a hex code. We determined that something in the driver was messed up and ...
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2answers
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What is the reason for choosing a different print processor?

Almost every time I've had to change the print processor for a printer, it's because it's set to something other than WINPRINT/RAW. Granted, fax software sometimes makes use of other print processors, ...
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2answers
104 views

troubleshooting a printer problem

I have a large Kyocera Printer/Scanner/Copier machine in a office with three PCs (all plugged into a lan via router. The three PCs all have individual printers (inkJets) hooked directly via printer ...
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2answers
218 views

Can someone explain the behavior of the Printers and Faxes share?

In most cases, navigating to \\%hostname% will show a share called "Printers and Faxes". In some cases, I've found that this share does not appear. Under what circumstances does this share exist/not ...
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1answer
1k views

Restoring Printer Settings

We're trying to standardise our printing environment to provide consistent settings across our various print queues. To do this, we would like create a settings file per model of printer so that they ...
1
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1answer
861 views

Setting Default Printer via Group Policy Preferences work is XP, not in W7

I have a mixed domain of Windows 7 and Windows XP computers, and a Group Policy to set printer settings based on the Computer being a member of a Security Group. The group Policy has 2 preference ...
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2answers
571 views

Win 2003 Terminal Server Keeps Crashing

Welcome to my morning emergency: System is Windows 2003 SP2, operating as a terminal server. There are several printers shared from this system, and users connecting also map their locally mapped ...
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2answers
1k views

Printer irregularly producing garbage output

Every now and then instead of getting the proper output we get numerous pages, mostly with just a single line, of output which appears to be the raw PCL. My theory is that this happens when the first ...
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1answer
386 views

Print windows print jobs in order of submission

Does anyone know of any setting or third party software which forces print jobs to be printed in the order they are submitted?
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1answer
86 views

Batch File Printing

I have a user that has to print out about 220 documents averaging 2-3 pages each. When printed using the standard Windows method of Select All - Right-click - Print it overwhelms either the print ...
3
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2answers
288 views

How do I discover locally installed printers on all computers

I need to create a list of computers on the network that will also tell me what printers are installed on each machine. I would then need to further filter only those that are Local drivers, and ...
6
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4answers
811 views

Centralized administration of campus (AD domain) printers?

I'm looking for the best way to centrally administer (and track!) printing for our AD domain. I know Windows Server can be configured to be a "Print Services" server, but it's my understanding that ...
2
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1answer
127 views

Rewind print job under Windows Server 2008

We are in the transition from Novell NetWare to Windows server 2008. In case of the printer server we print jobs thousands of pages long. NetWare printer manager has a handy function which allows to ...
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2answers
490 views

Enabling SNMP on Windows Server 2003 SP2 shows printer as Offline

I've tried this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946198 and no luck! Any ideas? I've been Googling for 2 hours.
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2answers
332 views

printer assignments for windows xp workstations within an active directory environment

I'm using the following script to handle removing any old networked printers from machines and then assigning the propper ones and making one of them the default. This script is assigned to the OU ...
0
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1answer
121 views

Windows Server 2003 Print the Server Configuration

Should be an easy question for you guys. In Windows Server 2008 it is possible to print or mail the whole server configuration. Is there also a function like this in Windows Server 2003?
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4answers
731 views

Is it possible to print on a networked Windows Print server from an AIX server, without using remote printer queues?

I have an application on an AIX server (v5.3) that needs to print via a Windows Print Server over the LAN. The simplest way to do this is to use SMIT to setup a remote print queue - which I've done ...
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2answers
138 views

Windows shared printers: Process job on server machine, not the client

While working with Linux clients to Windows SMB/CIFS filesharing servers, from time to time I find myself having to print to a printer with no drivers available under Linux. For some reason, the ...
2
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1answer
943 views

How to construct url of windows shared printer for cups client

I have a HP laserjet shared on a windows 2003 server as //w3kserver/hp I want to print from a linux client that has the cups system installed. When I add the printer in the cups web frontend on the ...
3
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2answers
982 views

Terminal Services - prevent users from using local printers in remote session

We have a weird problem that manifests when users log onto a server via RDP and they have the "Printers" box checked in the "Local Resouces" tab of the Remote Desktop Client. Basically, the server's ...
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2answers
56 views

Print to Local Windows Network Share When Network is Down

I've got an application that sends print jobs to a local print share via a DOS copy: copy fileToPrint \\myLocalComputerName\sharename When the network is down it throws an error. However the share ...
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1answer
2k views

Grant “Manage Printers” permission for all printers on XP clients via GPO?

Is it possible to grant "Manage Printers" permissions to all printer objects on client machines via group policy? By default, it looks like this permission is granted to Power Users and ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Printing to network printers from 32-bit and 64-bit clients

Here at work, we're starting to contemplate the implications of switching from windows XP to windows 7. We have thin clients using XP embedded and Citrix metaframe 4.5 that print to network printers ...
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2answers
599 views

LPR on Windows: Can you specify # of copies?

In Linux, you can use lpr -#5 foo.txt to get 5 copies of a document when sending to an LPD-based print server. The Windows (XP, 2003, 2008) version of LPR supplied by MS doesn't seem to have this ...
2
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1answer
174 views

Add a printer script

We have an old print server that is going to be taken offline because the hardware is starting to fail, and we now have a Print Server system running virtually. The old servers name is different ...
11
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2answers
988 views

How to delete system default printer forms?

On Windows there are system default printer forms which can't be deleted from the Print Server Properties dialog. Is there some other way they can be removed? We are never going to use page sizes like ...
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1answer
931 views

How To Monitor Printserver Queues

Do you know of any (preferably free) software that will monitor printer queues on a Windows Server 2008 print server? Specifically, I would like to be able to fire off an alert/email if the queue for ...
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5answers
871 views

Desktop Networked Printer Management on Active Directory Environment

Right now all of our network printers are funneled thru a single Windows server. The printers are then deployed to the desktops via Group Policy. However, should this server fail then the networked ...
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1answer
954 views

Is it possible to only allow certain computers to print to a shared printer in a domain?

Is it possible to configure a printer shared from a generic file and print server in a domain, call it FILEPRINT01, which has a shared printer called OFFICE01, to only allow certain computers to print ...
2
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2answers
882 views

Remote Desktop Printing With Color

Our ACCPACC administration software runs on an off-site dedicated hosted computer, running Windows 2003 Server with a completely different NT DOMAIN. We have many users connecting to that computer ...
5
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1answer
4k views

Logging and Reporting on W2k3 print server printing

Simple setup, single Windows 2003 standard server running as a printer server. Domain users have rights to print to all of the printers setup on the printer server. Question: I know the event log ...
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10answers
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Network Printers Offline (but not really)

I have two Ricoh printers/copiers setup for IP printing in the office. Before this week there were no problems printing to them. Now a handful of them (All running Vista, not sure if it is every Vista ...