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

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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 ...
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List additional CUPS printer information

How to display printer information, such as printer description or printer location using command line tools? lpstat -t lists printer names, classes and devices for printers, but it doesn't list ...
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Forms aware print spooling for Windows Server?

I’m working with a non-profit organization that needs to do fairly low volume printing to a large number (approx. 25) of different preprinted forms on one or two printers. They want the ability to ...
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Printing from Amazon VPC Windows Remote Desktop Server

I spun up a Remote Desktop Server instance on Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud service... What's the best/easiest way to print from the VPC to local printers? The local printers are IP based, but not ...
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Printer Issues w/ Server 2k8 R2 and Windows 7

We have an HP LaserJet 4000 and an HP Color LaserJet 3600, both trying to manage from Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 (Print Management) and deploy to Windows 7 x86. For the HP LaserJet 4000: HP's site ...
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Unix printing a banner page on every print job

I have a Data General server on unix that is printing a banner page on every print. I originally thought that the banner page was comming from the printer. As this is an HP printer, I used telnet to ...
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Find out what fonts are being sent to a printer

I have an issue where two computers running XP and with identical print drivers have different behavior printing over parallel port to receipt printers. For one type of receipt, receipt printing is ...
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Print Preview Blank IE8

On a Windows XP, in IE8 print preview always appears completely blank except for header information. I can open the generated temp file in firefox and print it from there. I have tried browsing ...
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HP Printer Malfunction (Virus?)

i'm having serious problems with several HP Printers. The issue is the following: my printer (different models) prints random ASCII character on the first line of a paper ( image sample: ...
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Error when attempting to install network printer/driver using PrintUI command

I receive the following error when attempting to install a TCP/IP printer using PrintUI: "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000705). Windows cannot locate a suitable printer driver. ...
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Remote desktop to particular server tries to send print job

We have a domain network with about 30 computers and an active directory on Windows Server SBS 2003 32bit. Whenever I connect to this server from any other machine, it automatically attempts to send ...
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print PDFs to printer (NOT “pdf printer”)

I'm looking for a solution, either win or linux, for printing existing PDFs to network printers (available via our windows print server), preferrably by a 'hot folder' means where I could ...
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google cloud print on linux

i'm using Google apps, and i would like to use google cloud print but all my printers are "classic", and for what i understand it is possible to use a classic printer if i have a running pc with my ...
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Why can I access only the security tab on a server's printers?

Context: Win7 64-bit client, Windows Server 2003 I log into the server using MSTSC. The server is running Windows Server 2003, 32bit. I call up the list of Printers and Faxes from the Start menu. I ...
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Can we improve printing spooling speeds in our high volume printing environment?

My company uses a over dozen standard office printers (HP9050) to print variable data marketing materials. Our customer may ask us to send a marketing letter to 80,000 postal addresses with a two day ...
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Dedicated Print Server appliance?

I am looking to replace several hundred servers in my organization that happen to each be at a remote location. Our only hangup is printing, as the servers currently act as File/Print servers for each ...
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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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Simple network queue daemon for port 9100 printer

I have a printer that is connected via the port 9100 aka AppSocket aka JetDirect protocol, which is basically no protocol at all but everything that is sent to that port is interpreted as print data. ...
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Remove printers from old print server/deploy new ones

I have created a new print server, and would like to move our users from old to new. We have a mixed environment of XP and Win7 (64 bit). The old server is Windows Server 2003 SP2 (not R2 & 32 ...
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How to create different printer profiles for different paper types on Windows XP?

I am often switching between different types of paper and lanscape/portrait for printing on the same computer on Windows XP. Can I create different profiles for the same printer so I can easily switch ...
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Unable to print multiple copies

I have a HP4000 printer that I just added a network card to and now I can not print multiple copies with it. My OS is Windows 7 (64 bit). I am using a PCL5 print driver. anyone have any ideas of ...
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Change CUPS default printer error policy

I run CUPS printing on a number of multiuser Linux application servers. The systems are RHEL or CentOS version 4, 5 or 6. Starting the EL5, the CUPS print server defaults to an error policy that ...
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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 ...
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What print management tools are available for a large organization? [closed]

Our organization uses the Pharos print management software to allow users to manage jobs to different output devices, as well as tracking usage for the users and allowing / denying access to different ...
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Citrix query over snmp for a virtual printer that does not support snmp

I need a suggestion on how to make this to work. We have a print server which has some "pcl to pdf" converter application that listens on port 9001, collects PCL jobs and creates PDF from PCL. The ...
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Citrix not mapping printers with Office 2010 suite

Ran into a strange issue. User connects to Citrix via Web Interface. If the user starts up an Office 2003 app, their local printer maps and shows up just fine. If they open an Office 2010 app, there ...
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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 ...
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Printing problems on a member of my TS farm

I have 2 , Server 2008R2 boxes as members of a Terminal Server farm. I can use the printui.dll command "Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /c\" to successfully add printers globally to one of the ...
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Windows 7 (roaming profiles) not seeing printers deployed with printer management?

I've got a network with about 15-20 printers deployed using printer management that is setup on a Win 2008 server. All the users have roaming profiles. All the XP machines get all the printers ...
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Trivial Issue with ASP.NET 1.1 and SMTP

The server is running on: Windows Server Standard on SP2 IIS 7 with ASP.NET 1.1 IIS 6 for SMTP The server hosts many websites running ASP.NET 1.1. These websites use the built in SMTP server on ...
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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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Application/system hangs that cause user to have to logoff or reboot in order to continue

Windows 7 user (accounts department) doing relatively undemanding tasks such as opening/printing an rtf invoice from a network location that cause an application hang. If the user waits a number of ...
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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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Advantages of running print services on Server 2008 R2?

Our existing print server for our 8 printers is a Win 2003 server that is slowly being decommissioned. We want to move print services off this server but we want to move them to the right place. I ...