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

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IP printer toner bombing

I have a problem and am looking for a solution to prevent it. The issue is that I have an IP printer, which is fairly old, ~5 years old, and it keeps on getting "toner bombed" from people in Serbia. ...
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Users cannot see printers installed ona machine. Admins can?

We have deployed printers through a gpo to the machines. If i log in as a administrator then these are viewable but if i log in as a non admin user they disappear. Have we missed something out? ...
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how do i list remote print queues in aix?

So lpstat returns all print queues. What is a quick way to determine which of the print queues are remote and which are local?
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Some windows 7 machines are showing driver update required for most printers?

We have deployed printers using server 2008 however some computers are able to print fine but other just say that they need to update the print driver. They are all in the same policy. Some request ...
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Shared printer status “offline” but still prints

We have two Sharp MX-2310U network printers in our office building. They're both in the same subnet, and both set up in the print services console on our file & print box (Server 2008) with the ...
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Getting an iPad to print on a corporate windows network

My users want to use an iPad to print to our network printers. The printers are shared using a Windows 2008 R2 Server. I've looked into getting AirPrint to work but haven't had any success. I would ...
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Terminal Server: no default printer

I have a customer with 3 2008 R2 Standard terminal servers in 1 TSfarm. All clients are XP/Vista/7 Pro and login with a generic account automatically at startup. After startup the latest mstsc client ...
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How to limit printer settings for networked CUPS printer?

We have a CUPS based color laser printer. Our colleagues often tweak their print settings, resulting in non optimal configurations. E.g. they change the color reproduction so that even black and white ...
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Printer queues with Samba and CUPS

I've successfully got Samba and CUPS working together to give nice, consistent printing interfaces with just the Postscript drivers to Windows clients both IA32 and x64 of any variants since 95. The ...
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Delegate delete print queue permissions

I want to be able to give a group of people permission to delete all the jobs in a print queue (specifically teachers deleting pupils print jobs) Up until now we've just made them members of the ...
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Strategies/tools for controlling spending in printing

We run a medium sized (400 users) healthcare organization (aka hospital). We are a Windows organization; our printers can be categorized in three groups: departamental printers hosted by a server in ...
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Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Management for large quantities of printers

I have to manage around one hundred printers and I'm looking for ways to centralize all the printers in one printer server. I have been looking into Windows Server 2008 R2 Printer Management service. ...
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Printing fails after first print with Centos 6 and HP LaserJet P3015dn printer

Centos 6 recognises and configures a HP LaserJet P3015dn printer connected via USB. This machine is being configured as a small group file/print server. I can print a test page, which is ...
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Supress 'server properties' options in printers dialog

is there a way to supress the 'server properties' options (and the other one's) via GPO on Windows Server 2008? I don't want the user to see the print server settings etc. Niklas
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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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Slow printing using Windows Server 2008 easyprint, Lexmark example

Morning, We're currently in a project of moving a big customer (~300 users) from a Server 2003 terminal server environment to a 2008 to get around Tricerat licenses and some other old software. ...
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How can I delete a printer from CUPS?

My local CUPS server is confused about the name of the printer I use. It has two names: hpext and hpext@vm-cups. I can never predict which one is going to work, and if I use the wrong one, jobs just ...
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Print Spooler keeps crashing on Server 2003 R2

my Windows 2003 R2 print server spooler service keeps crashing. upon startup I'll get an error message stating "Unhandled Win32 exception occurred in spoolsv.exe". no matter how many times i try to ...
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LaserJet M1522nF firmware was corrupted during the update

I have a LaserJet M1522nF, and the problem when I working on is that it is freezing every time so I decide to update the firmware. During the updating the device was down because of electricity so I ...
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Force No Default Printer, OR Require Confirmation Prior to Printing

We regularly have issues with people accidentally printing to the wrong printer. Unfortunately, I cannot remove these printers as they are printers they need to print to. However, I want to try to ...
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Problems with identical printers having non-identical settings

(Apologies if this is in the wrong place, seems a better fit here than rather on SuperUser) We have two HP CP2025 colour printers installed on a Server 2008 Printe Server, both on HP "Universal ...
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Domain Controller, Group Policy and Network Printers

I am in the process of re-configuring our Windows Domain (Server 2008R2) and want to iron out anything that caused trouble the first time I set them up. We have two network connected printers with ...
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Allowing machines other than localhost access to CUPS?

In relation to this question on printing, I have found that I cannot administer the CUPS instance from a different machine. Is it possible that CUPS is configured to accept jobs only from the local ...
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CUPS printing How to get job number when submitting job?

I am working with CUPS and trying to wrap some job monitoring around it. Is there any way for me to get the job number when I use the lpr to submit the job? Alternatively, is there any other tool ...
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Any link between deploying printers with group policy and sharing printer setting?

Greets, Struggling a bit with deploying HP printers on a windows network using windows 2003R2 servers, Active Directory, and Windows XP Pro clients. The printers are all connected to the network ...
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Point to print restrictions in Server2008 NOT R2 [closed]

I am having loads of problems with printers due to the point and print restrictions in Windows 7 being enabled. I've had this problem before and the solution last time was simply to disable the point ...
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How do you add or remove printers from the Select a Printer list?

Within a Windows domain that has a mix of Windows Server 2003 and 2008 R2 print servers, how do you add or remove printers from the list of printers that Windows 7 clients retrieve at the Select a ...
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What shows up on network printer log [closed]

I sent a document to our HP network printer at work. I just typed a doc in word, printed it, and deleted it. Can it be recreated? What shows up on the log? The actual doc or just the time, number of ...
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CUPS policy to add paused jobs

At our NGO we have public terminals, which people can use freely. We do want to offer some limited printing abilities. Currently /home/printing/ is mounted on terminals, from which admin prints from ...
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printing parallel over ethernet cable

I have a bit of an interesting challenge :) I have a machine with a parallel printer output, i want it to be able to print instead to a printer in a different room and i know that parallel isnt great ...
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Why do I get an “No default printer” error when using “ssh lpr” but not when I ssh in?

I have a remote (linux) server that I ssh to from my (also linux) pc to print my stuff. Everything works if I do: ssh ${remote_server} (now in remote server) lpr readme.txt Or: ...
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Will a gigabit JetDirect card make a difference?

We have a HP Color LaserJet 4650 running a JetDirect model J3113A JD33, ROM G.07.19, Revision G.08.49, connected at 100Mbps. The memory has been maxed out at 544MB However, this particular printer ...
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reporting services 2008 R2 shows UAC for printing ActiveX after .NET 4.0 installation

Installed the latest updates on the server. Now every time I try to print from a reporting service website the UAC opens.. I already tried to reduce security within IE9 to the minimum, but with no ...
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Erase Sharp Printer Hard Disk?

I have a number of Sharp MX-M550 printers that are at the end of their useful life. Each device has a hard disk. Can anyone advice as to how I go about erasing the drives either whilst they're in ...
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Share network printer on the lowest network

Here's the setup: MODEM | ROUTER 1 WAN IP: (INTERNET), LAN IP: 192.168.1.1 -> PC1 192.168.1.100 -> PC2 192.168.1.101 | ROUTER 2 WAN IP: 192.168.1.254, LAN IP: 192.168.2.1 -> PC3 ...
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can i push out print driver exe's like I would a software msi via group policy?

i just want to make sure there are no caveats with installing print drivers via group policy. also, if this is just a bad idea and a better idea exists let me know. thanks!
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NT 4 era peripherals and Win 7 with XP Mode

I have a legacy label printer from the NT4 days that I need to get working on our newly imaged Win7 systems. Is it possible to use XP mode to host the driver for the printer, and share that as a ...
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Windows Terminal Services 2003 Remote Printer Printing One Blank Page

We've got a remote user on Windows XP with an HP Deskjet 6122 printer that is having some printing issues. Weird thing is that the user was able to print before but now all of a sudden cannot. There ...
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Connect to cups printer service from windows server 2008

From windows server 2003 I can easily add a cups printer service from another host: I tried the same on a windows server 2008 machine, but I did not succeed to add this kind of http printer ...
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Printing from Android/IOS phone in the enterprise?

Simple question, possibly complicated answer. What has been your solution for users wanting to print from their Android/iOS devices? Print email attachments, etc directly from the phone to your ...
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Network printer waking up every 15 minutes without any printing jobs

We have a new Xerox 6121MFPN laser printer in the office. We use network printing, so this printer is connected to a Linksys WAG320N router (to port 1, if it matters). When we do not print anything ...
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Deploying Printers to Computers vs. Users via GPO

When I deploy a printer to a computer it only seems to deploy to our Windows XP machines. If I deploy to users it deploys to our Windows XP and 7 machines. When I look in the RSoP Snap-in it shows the ...
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Battery backup for Workstation & Printer

I have been tasked with finding a price for a battery backup solution for our printers. Each printer is listed at 240v 24a <5.5kW and each workstation is using a 500w power supply. We are ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Unable to install any printer drivers

My problem is exactly this same as described here: Server 2008 R2 - Unable to install any printer drivers Options - google groups I have few Windows 2008 R2 (no SP1) servers in remote offices, ...
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Which part of my OS is bringing up this OpenCurPrinter dialog?

One of our Enterprisey systems has a long-running batch process that sometimes get interrupted by the following popup dialog: OpenCurPrinter: printer: \\FS3\HP30351st, port: Ne00:, drive: winspool ...
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Speed up RDS printing

We've recently moved our clients from a Server 2003 terminal server using ThinPrint .print to Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS via a RDS Gateway using Easy Print. We've got some clients in Indonesia on ...
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VPN-RDP printjob fails after first page

Environment: WS 2008 R2 Terminalserver (we have 3 of them). Client VPNs into Company Network and establishes a RDP-connection to one of the TS (load balancing). Printer is a HP LaserJet 1200 and it's ...
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Changing destination of a printer in lp in linux

When I type lpstat -p in bash I get: lp@linuxbox 'xerox printer in room 100' (dest lp@193.233.9.7) How do I change dest to another IP?
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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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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 ...