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

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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 ...
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Printer Recommendation for Three Stooges Environment

I administer a 3 stooges environment. Linux server hardware, Windows Server VMs, Mac clients. My Mac clients RDC to a Windows 2008R2, each client has their own USB printer. The USB printer is ...
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cups not printing classification

Our print server is using cups, and it is set to use a classification but the classification is not appearing on the pages. The banner prints and all config files look to be okay (printers.conf, ...
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Brother 5980CN updating recent firmware

How to update a firmware when the current one is already a recent one? I need to do that in order to change language. I bought a Brother 5890CN printer. Unfortunately, it has only Scandinavia ...
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Error when trying to add a 32bit driver to Server 2008 64bit

We have some network printers that Toshiba suplies generic drivers for on the CD. Now installing the 64bit edition works fine on the Server, but when I try to add a 32bit driver for those clients, the ...
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Printer Spooler spews forth Error-Vomit without even being used

I have an ISS server running Windows Server 2008 Standard 32-bit. All of a sudden it started spewing forth GBs worth of data into the spooler.xml in C:\Windows\System32\spool folder. We track it ...
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Viewing auto-created printers on a 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services server

On our 2003 Terminal Servers I am able to view any auto-created printers for users connected to that server, however on a new 2008 R2 RDS server I can only view local printers and my own auto-created ...
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Query page count from HP Web Jetadmin 10.2

I'm just getting started with HP Web Jetadmin 10.2 and I've set up e-mail notifications for errors. I'd also like to set up a monthly e-mail notification of the current page count, so that I can ...
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Printing from Linux to HP P4515x Mailbox

I need to be able to print from my CentOS 5 server to our HP P4515x printer mailbox (output bin/stacker). I am already able to print as normal from the server to the printer but I cannot figure out ...
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LPR Print Queue to File output Windows Server

How can I set up a LPR Print Queue on a Windows 2008 Server and redirect the queued reports to a file location on the network?
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New print server on Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit

Just wondering if anyone can help me out with some best practice for setting up a new print server and all of the individual queues. I have some questions regarding setting up the print queues, for ...
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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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Postscript 3 emulation

A college needs to print multitudes of documents in a Mac environment. They get quotes for similar devices from two network digital copier competitors - one boasts an Adobe PostScript 3 print driver, ...
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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 ...