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

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Printer Loading on Terminal Services - Server 2008

We have a problem with one of our clients where the default printer he uses isn't loaded by the time the app that he uses over terminal services is launched. If you check again a minute later the ...
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How can I delete a print job that is holding up the queue and monitor it?

I've installed a new printer on a Windows Server 2003 member server. The printer is shared and is assigned the correct permissions. One day when the printer stopped working, I opened the print queue ...
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Printer driver conflicts

On a Dell portable running XP Pro. We've got a HP 7590 all-in-one inkjet printer in the office (over a wireless network, TCP/IP connection) and a 1300 all-in-one inkjet printer at home (attached by ...
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Vanishing Printer Ports

I have a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 print server. This is serving about 15 print queues the problem is just one of these queues is randomly losing its printer ports. What do i mean by losing ...
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Best practices for deploying printers in a Windows network?

I have network enabled printers and I'm wondering what the best way is to deploy 'em I can deploy them using GPOs that map the TCP port with the printer's IP address (how I'm doing it now) I could ...
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Run command before and after printing with CUPS?

this is a home setup. A central printer server (Linux) manages the queue, a HP 2430DTN is attached to it via 100Mbit/sec Ethernet. The printer is hooked up to a managable power source. A shell script ...
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TCP/IP Printing Issue in Windows Server 2008

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 Entrprise in a VM on my laptop. I am having problems setting up a printer. It's an HP PSC 1355 - drivers were installed automatically when I plugged the device into ...
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Why is there a 10 second delay when printing on Ubuntu Server 10.04?

I've seen tons of posts asking this and similar questions on various forums, but no one seems to be able to provide a solution. The basic problem goes like this: Printing worked fine on [Insert ...
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page limits on Mac printer

How can I set limits on the number of pages which can be printed by a user on Mac OS, or the Server? We have two printers on an all mac network. There are several Mac servers on the network and ...
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Is there a way to customise PPD distribution of printer drivers effectively with Mac Os X server?

we have two network printers shared via our 10.5.8 Mac Os Server machine. They have drivers provided by the manufacturer that allow job logging (printing with a print code). I've installed said ...
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Access Denied when installing Server 2003 server on Windows 7

Having an issue connecting to a Server 2003 print server with Windows 7 computers. I get an "Access Denied" error when trying to connect. A Microsoft article shows the exact problem and solution by ...
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is it possible to restrict printer tray usage on a printer using AD Group membership?

I have a multi tray laserjet printer that has a drawer dedicated to printing checks. I was curious if I could use Active Directory Group Membership to restrict who can print from that drawer to ...
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Should we leave our Xerox Phaser on, or turn them on only when we need them?

Looking for where the cutoff is for keeping the Phaser on, or turning it off. We have a Xerox Phaser 8550 - and we print to it about once a week. However, we feel like it is burning through a ton of ...
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Why is Windows XP freezing when printing to a HP LaserJet 4250?

I have a network of users running Windows XP. Their driver for the office LaserJet 4250 was working fine until a few days ago. The printer is accessible through the web management portal, and you ...
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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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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 ...
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I'm in the process of gathering quotes for multifunction copier leases…what questions should I be asking the sales people?

What sort of key questions should I be asking to determine which product/company to go with? Aside form researching the different copiers presented by the different companies (Xerox, Ricoh, Savin, and ...
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Download FreeBSD print system

Where can I get to download FreeBSD print system? I have webmin installed on mac os x 10.6.4 and when i want to setup printer administration i get this error The spool directory /var/spool/lpd does ...
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Macs not printing to new printer via Windows 2008 R2 Print Server

One of our departments recently acquired a new Kyocera TASKalfa 520i. Almost everyone in this particular department uses OSX. We have a Windows print server, and generally all Macs print through it ...
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Renewing kerberos ticket without user intervention

We have found the most excellent program that that will allow our OSX machines to print through our Windows Print servers. (ksmbprint from http://deploystudio.com/) The program allows for smb ...
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Switching local DNS servers disrupts printer

I have two DNS servers in my office, Gob and Tobias. They are both running Ubuntu and BIND. Their BIND config files are identical. We've been using Gob for the last month or so. When we switched to ...
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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 ...
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“Access is denied” when copying text file to printer UNC path

We have a new server running Server 2008 R2. We also have a "DOS-based" program that prints directly to the UNC path of a print share. With the new server, we are unable to print from this program. ...
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Zebra Printer - Socket Error 10054

While sending a large file to a Zebra Printer on the network (connected over wireless), the PHP script is throwing an error saying: PHP Notice: fwrite(): send of 5932 bytes failed with errno=10054 ...
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Simple and elegant solution for hooking HP printers on network

I have server connected to LAN (running cups), but it's not in the same room as HP printers. I have FPS-3003, but somehow I never managed to bind CUPS to it's supported protocols. I was thinking of ...
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windows server 2008 terminal server users cannot print

i am running a windows server 2008 system with terminal services. Users login with Remote Desktop Connection. Now the issue is that these users can not print at all within the terminal services. They ...
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Sending a document to 2 printers

I've got a legacy system that I'm supporting. Currently there is a dot matrix printing a document from a parallel port. I need to split the print request, capture it in another device (I already ...
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DHCP/DNS hostname changes

I have a slightly oddball question, I have a Windows 2008 DC running DHCP and DNS, the problem I have is: 1 - HP Multifunction Printer connected to network picks up DHCP IP Address 2 - The hostname ...
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Allowing users to configure printer ports without full admin rights on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard

At our organization, we have multiple levels of support personnel. The lowest (level 1) of these personnel deal with a single job site with about 40 printers. Each site has a Windows Server 2003 R2 ...
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How can I print from a remote desktop (mstsc) on my local printer?

Edit: Thank you all for your answers. They were quite helpful (and I would vote them up if I had enough reputation to do so), but unfortunately not the answer so far. For some reason, my printer (HP ...
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windows printer spool gets stuck with file at 64kb from linux and mac

Hi I have two printers one on a file server with windows 2003, and other with windows XP. The thing is that when i try to print from my machine, my file stays in queue for ever, it says 64kb out of ...
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Printing on a local printer from SSH remote session

I have the following problem. My normal work files are on a remote machine that I can SSH to. I want to be able to print from remote machine on a local printer without having to print to a file, and ...
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Multiple entries in AD for same printer name on same server with cnames?

I have been asked to replicate a client's AD/server/printer environment. They have sent me some fairly limited information and I am unable to get any more easily. They have sent a screenshot showing ...
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Creating a network printer via Powershell

I'm trying to create network printers using a Powershell script. The script below creates the port without any issues, but will not create the queue. Can you anyone confirm if this script works on ...
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Using Built-In Drivers for Print Server

I have an HP LaserJet 4 Plus that I'd like to be able to map (TCP/IP) to my users. I have to give a location for the printer so that the client computer knows where to find the driver. This would be ...
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DELL 3115cn recalibrates after first page of any job!

We have a DELL 3115cn in the office here and it drives us nuts that after the first page of EVERY job it "CALIBRATING..." before finishing the job. Is there a setting or a firmware update to fix ...
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Print Manager.msc missing in Windows 2003 Server R2

There is an msc that I'd really like to use: printmanager.msc. Specifically I want to be able to force certain OUs to use specific printers without having to push the entire directory. Now I've ...
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Print to local home network based printer from cloud server? [closed]

I'd like to be able to send a print command to a local network label printer from a web application running on a cloud server. I've already asked how to do this via code on Stackoverflow here, but I ...
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connecting usb printer to linux ethernet port

I have wireless router WRT 54GS with DD-WRT and USB printer. I was thinking about installing CUPS on my old WRT and using usb to ethernet converter to connect my usb printer to network. Only part ...
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GPO not mapping printers

I'm trying to map TCP/IP printer connections to my users using GPOs. I set up the GPO to map 3 different printer connections but it only maps the Printer 1 (the one that's set up as the default ...
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Server 2003 spooler woes

We had a power issue yesterday that resulted in our Windows Server 2003 file and print server crashing. Since then we have been having some weird printing issues. Although this should all be rectified ...
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PC not on Network - How to connect to printer on network?

Here's my situation: I am a consultant and just arrived at client's location where they have a network (Active Directory, etc.). Is there any way for me to connect to their printers on the premises ...
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Printing from 3 different physical networks

We have 3 different companies in the same building wanting to be able to print to the same printer. Each company has there on ISP and physical network. The printer is already in use on one of these ...
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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 ...
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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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Can Active Directory do Weird Things to Printers?

Here's kind of a parallel question to this one about my printer server saga... Is it possible that AD can be corrupted or have something odd going on that affects printer configurations on these ...
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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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How to configure a printer to dump the printout as image or post script file-automatically?

Today I configure windows printer drivers with FILE:(Print to File) URL. http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad342/jayanmn/image007.png This way when I goto print files, the application prompts for a ...
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Is there a program that will monitor a txt file and print it when ever it is updated automaticly?

Client is using a very old DOS program that I can not get to directly print. I can get it to write out to a txt file though. I know about PrintFile but it will only print the file once and won't print ...
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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 ...