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

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Linux workstation as a printing proxy

HP LaserJet 1005 is connected to Windows 7 (x86) workstation and we cannot change that (it needs to be Windows 7 and needs to be connected there). Windows XP 32 bits drivers are used because HP does ...
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Extremely Slow Login: Group Policy Printers

I'm having a few issues with a specific GPO that's causing 5+ minute delays on logins (not just initial logins either). The server is running Windows Server 2012 I'm adding printers under ...
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Certain PostScript prints from SAP cause flood on RPM server

This situation may be a little localised, but the root of the problem means that it may happen as long as you're passing PostScript (and possibly other types of print jobs) through a firewall with ...
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How can I make a shared printer with separator page not access a different paper tray?

From within Windows 2003 we have deployed printers using group policy. These printers have worked for several years this way and recently in a computer lab we decided to add a separator page to flag ...
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Generic script to print files of various types in Windows

Is there a command or script in Windows to print a file (various file types such as .doc .xls .txt .pdf) to the default printer? As far as I know one usually has to execute the relevant application ...
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AD - deploying printers to XP machines, pushprinterconnections.exe errror

I'm a newbie in AD domain administration. I'd like to deploy our printers to client workstations mostly running WXP. Windows Server 2012, added Print Management feature, followed a tutorial on ...
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Printers intermittently not being set as default

We have a lab of computers with printers being deployed to and set as default with Group Policy Preferences, but we're getting a large number of users who don't pick up the default settings. There's ...
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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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Documentation For The “Other” ntp (HP/Epson Printing)

Until this afternoon, I only knew ntp as network time protocol. But installed on our Windows 2008 server is a different ntp as shown below with ntp -?. I am looking for documentation above and beyond ...
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Windows 7 and print jobs logging

Is it possible to log the print jobs in Windows 7? I can only enable the PrintService log that does not have the print jobs events.
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Printing to Xerox with XSA accounting from Linux

My company has a lot of Ubuntu 12.04 desktops and a new Xerox ColorQube 8900S networked printer. Using the .ppd file from Xerox I can print to the printer fine, unless XSA accounting is turned on. At ...
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Excluding single user from global Remote Desktop Session Host setting

I'm having a problem with printers and remote desktop (terminal server). At the moment, I have set the Session Host settings to not allow default local printer to be set as default in the ...
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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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Printing to shared printers across VPN

I have a program that prints labels at five remote sites. Two sites, aren't working, but the rest are with an identical (as far as I can tell) setup. Using Wireshark, I have determined that the ...
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Trouble with Remote Desktop pulling through printers. Drive Redirection works, and the ports created but not the printers

I've run out of things to look into. All the support documents have been gone through and still provide no resolution. I've checked the service permissions, (sc sdshow spooler) they all match up with ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Apply New permissions to all printers on server

We setup a new 64bit Print Server (Server 2008 R2) and on our previous print server we had the helpdesk as a member of the power users group, and gave them "Manager Printers" so they could change ...
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Which ports to open on host firewall so that network printing and scanning works? [closed]

I have a multi-functional machine which is both a laser printer and a scanner (Samsung SC-4705ND) I am not able to make the scanner work with the (software) firewall installed in my computer turned ...
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Trying to prevent server printers on terminal servers

We have 4 servers running windows 2008 r2. We have a separate print server and users are able to connect to and use shared printers. However the terminal servers appear to create local printers for ...
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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 ...
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HP LasterJet P2035 not mapping on remote desktop

I am connecting from a Windows 7 Pro laptop to a remote 64bit Windows 2008 R2 server via Remote Desktop. My local laptop has a networked HP LaserJet P2035 printer set as the default printer. When I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Inter-vlan routing issues

I've been brought in to help administer a network and I've run into an issue - I'm not sure why this one is beyond me, however I figure an extra set of eyes on the problem may help resolve the issue. ...
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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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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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HP Wireless Printer not working

I have installed an HP DeskJet 4620 driver on a win 7 machine. All works perfectly for several days, and than printing is not longer possible. Instead I get the message: "Unable to communicate with ...
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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 ...
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Print server vs. printer sharing on Windows Server

On my new Windows Server 2012 I've installed a printer and shared it via the Sharing tab: I'm not in a Windows domain (just a regular work group) and printing works fine. Now there's also the ...
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Printer redirection on server 2003

On windows server 2003 when one user connects to the server via RDP the default printer of the server for her profile does not change to the redirected printer of the session. This only happens with ...
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Is there a way to have a web-based app (using Google Chrome) auto-print? [closed]

I am building a web-based application. My users will utilize Google Chrome exclusively. I want to have auto-print when certain pages are opened without the typical Google Chrome print dialogue. Is ...
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Can splitting an access database cause printer and reporting issues?

We have a setup in which our users log into an access database using MS Access 2003 over an RDP connection. The backend database (.mdb) is accessed by our users with their frontend database (.mde) ...
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How to add multiple printer profiles for a network printer on Windows XP?

I have several computers connected to a single network printer. I want to add a second profile for the network printer so that I can give it different printing properties (landscape vs portrait). We ...
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Mac OS X printing to CUPS - More intuitive authentication failure?

We have a network-wide CUPS server that offers authenticated printer access to all our campus users. We've been pretty disappointed with the way Mac clients handle bad printing authentication, though. ...
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Looking for toner level OID for nagios snmp for Brother 9460

I'm setting up an Opsview (nagios) server for monitoring. It's all going fairly swimmingly so far. The most immediate use for the system will be monitoring (or more to the point, alerting me about) ...
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Windows 7 Print Spooler keeps serial ports locked also when stopped

I have a program (environment is Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit) that scans available serial ports to detect a specific device. But on many machines a printer driver is configured on one of the serial ...
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List ALL Printers using Powershell

I'm having issues listing all the printers on a computer using Powershell. We have a batch script that will add/remove/list "per computer" printers using PrintUI. I can use PrintUI to list the ...
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Lexmark Printer No Wired Connection?

Trying to set up a Lexmark C543dn laser printer onto our office wired network. Our office is around 60 computers, all connected to a server, each PC has a static IP. (Some IP's aren't allowed full ...
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Internet printing : print to iOS gateway -> AirPrint / something -> Laser printers

I've done a bit of research on the Internet, and it looks like I'm on a dead end. My goal is to minimize cost, and be able to send and print documents AUTOMATICALLY (may be 10 or 20 pages per day) to ...
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Printing weirdness - German language, Xerox 7125

Please read carefully to see the problem details and steps that I have taken to troubleshoot. We have an executive at my organization who has a German language machine, Windows 7. I have installed ...
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Migrating print drivers between terminal servers

I have two windows 2008 terminal servers. One is existing and has all the necessary print drivers installed. How do I migrate the drivers from one to the other without having to install these ...
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How to audit print jobs on windows server

I've set our 2003 Server to log spooler information events, which are then recorded in the system log (Event 10) in Event Viewer. This records the user who sent the print job, along with date/time, ...
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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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Allow users to remove printers via group policy

We are deploying printers via group policy using Server 2008's Print Management role. Some printers that were deployed by group policy earlier are no longer relevant, however they remain attached to ...
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Update driver on deployed printer

I re-deployed a printer via group policy after updating the printer drivers on the print server. On some Windows 7 workstations the drivers could be updated on a printer by right-clicking it --> ...
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Print Spooler service causes slow startup

We have a server that takes ~20mins to start up. Some testing was done, and we were able to determine that it is the print spooler service that is causing the slow down. Not enabling it with ...
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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, ...
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Counting Print totals

I have been asked to see if it is possible to count the number of print outs that are handle by our file server Background: we have a “Wall Board” for the amount of phone calls we take and now ...
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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 ...
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How do I print, identified as an AD user, from an Ubuntu client to a Windows print server?

I know my question may be confusing, so I'll clarify. I'm an admin at a school and am setting up the labs to use Ubuntu (12.04). Users already can authenticate against Active Directory (currently ...
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Intercept and modify postscript files to change MediaPosition

I am looking for a way to intercept a Postscript file sent to a printer and run it through a script that will modify the MediaPosition commands to the ones appropriate for my printer, before sending ...