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

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Change printer to black and white with Windows group policy

I've got an interesting problem to solve with the printer on our network - we have a network of Windows 7 clients connecting to a Windows Server 2008, and we use group policy to assign our colour ...
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How can I send raw postscript to a remote printer via CUPS?

I have an ancient fax device with a printer interface that only accepts postscript level 1 documents formatted in a specific way. I only have access to this printer over the lpd:// protocol. I have ...
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Windows 7 Printing to a network printer

We have a 2008 server as our print server. Clients that use windows xp with a logon script to map have no problems printing. When I test printing to a network printer on a windows 7 machine it works ...
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Windows Server 2003 Print the Server Configuration

Should be an easy question for you guys. In Windows Server 2008 it is possible to print or mail the whole server configuration. Is there also a function like this in Windows Server 2003?
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Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop printing blank pages

I have a Windows Server 2008 (not R2) machine which has problems with redirected printing. Clients connecting via Remote Desktop have their printers redirected and appearing for them to print to, but ...
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Keep printed documents on Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server

I've setup Windows 2008 R2 as print server. I have checked option Keep printed document option for all printers and it works fine. Users print their stuff and i can see what they are doing. Problem ...
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Changing shared printer settings to default to greyscale

My company has about 60 employees all running Windows Vista or 7 and a gigantic Minolta printer hooked up to an EFI Fiery Image Processor. We're burning about $300 a month in printer supplies alone. ...
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Unable to print on a HP 2600n on SBS2003 over Windows 7 Pro

I have a SBS2003 with a HP 2600n installed on it. I am able to print from the server, the test page prints. From my computer, Windows 7 Pro, I am unable to print any document... What would be your ...
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Citrix printing permissions

Im trying to get some users printing from a remote citrix server at another company. It seems as though they require local administrator privileges to do so, however Ive been instructed not to give ...
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What LPR arguments do I need to print a 1400x800 pixel image on a 4x6 label?

This is driving me nuts. UPS sends our system a 1400x800 GIF image of a shipping label, which is supposed to fit nicely on a 4x6 page. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the command line options ...
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Printer deployment via Group Policy not working on a single system

One of my coworkers just got a new laptop running Windows 7 Pro x64. We use a GPO to deploy the printers to every system, but for some reason it is not working on this system. I have been breaking my ...
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HP Laserjet “maintenance interval” vs “fuser life”

I posted a question about the Laserjet 8100DN earlier here: http://serverfault.com/questions/139043/buying-an-old-laser-printer-what-will-need-to-be-replaced and from doing some more research I have ...
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Buying an old laser printer — what will need to be replaced?

as you can see I'm new. I do IT and wiring for a small local shop but I never deal with printers. I do a LOT of printing, and I'd like to stop spending as much money on it. On my local CL, there is ...
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Misbehaving Network Printers - options?

We are having some issue with printers on our network. We have 3 floors, 2 printers per floor (A3 & A4) all connected to the same Print Server. The issue is that the same printer may not behave ...
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Is it possible to print on a networked Windows Print server from an AIX server, without using remote printer queues?

I have an application on an AIX server (v5.3) that needs to print via a Windows Print Server over the LAN. The simplest way to do this is to use SMIT to setup a remote print queue - which I've done ...
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Why my samba printer is not visible (after boot) until i restart smb?

I've an old hp1100 and ubuntu 9.10 and now upgraded to lucid prerelease. I can't see my printer on network (using smb://mycomputer on nautilus or \mycomputr from xp). As long as i will not restart ...
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HP Colour LaserJet Printer Hard Drive

We are struggling to print Student's Theses on our HP CLJ CP4025 Printers (It will only let us print 1 at a time & typically they need multiple copies). Supposedly the solution is to install the ...
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How to force Windows verison of GhostScript to print on A4 page format?

I'm using Windows' version of GhostScript to print PDF files. The problem is it always tried to print page as Letter format what my printer does not support. I've tried -sPAPERSIZE#a4 option but didnt ...
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Which universal or driverless printing solution do you use/recommend?

I'm in need of a driverless printing solution for Microsoft Terminal Services 2003/2008. This is mainly to support clients who are connected through broadband into our hosted servers. We were hoping ...
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How can I improve the speed of terminal server printing for remote clients?

I have some customers accessing a hosted terminal server. The machine is windows server 2008 and they are using the Easy Print driver. Trouble is, a 200Kb file spooled size is 24MB. You can imagine ...
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Can't add printer on Windows XP

I've added a HP 4250 printer to about half a dozen Windows XP PCs in our office without any problems whatsoever, but for some reason I haven't been able to add it to one particular PC today. I go ...
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Outlook unable to print email

I have an installation of Outlook 2003 that won't print emails as of this morning. It can print calendars, and every other program can print fine. Outlook won't print the emails to any printer, not ...
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Windows shared printers: Process job on server machine, not the client

While working with Linux clients to Windows SMB/CIFS filesharing servers, from time to time I find myself having to print to a printer with no drivers available under Linux. For some reason, the ...
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What printer driver should I use?

I am nstalling drivers for a printer, and I have a choice of either PCL (5 or 6), or PostScript drivers? Which one would you recommend and why? The printer is HP LaserJet 2605dn, the OS is Windows 7 ...
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Network Printers

We have a sever that shares all the printers. The PC's that are running on XP professional get a error message quoting (Connect to Printer). The only way I can find to get around the problem is by ...
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Application losing Printer within Terminal Services for remote users

Question: What I need to do is have a permanent link to a printer, normally only accessible through Terminal Services (Printer Redirect), to allow Sage Line 50 layouts to see that printer ...
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Are there any open source print management programs?

Green initiatives are being pushed onto public organizations, but the price of print chargeback software I've found exceeds the annual expense of actually printing. Is there an open source tool to ...
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Setting request-user on IPP printer in CUPS

I need to send a request to CUPS server with the specific request-user parameter - remote_user instead of local_user. How should I set the local CUPS server?
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How to prevent slow printer performance when AD is not available

When I take a domain based computer (Windows XP) and plug it into a network that doesn't have access to the AD, the first time I select a local printer (printing directly to printer) on the current ...
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Allowing XP Home Clients To Access Active Directory Printers

My school's network is based on Active Directory on Windows Server 2003 servers. Most of the computers in the school are members of the domain. However, we also acquired a passel of netbooks that ...
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LPR Printing InputSlot Issues

I am printing from a Unix system to a Xerox Phaser 4510 (altho I have also had issues printing to a Xerox WorkCentre 7765). I am using LPR and trying to choose the InputSlot The lpoptions show the ...
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How to set up email printer driver under IPP?

We're enhancing our software to be able to print to an IPP-based printer (I'm running CUPS on a RedHat-based Linux distro). The QA person is remote, though, and because of firewalls and proxy servers ...
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Cannot print from network printer while on terminal server

I have two (local) network printers - HP PSC 750xi & Samsung ML-1710. While connected to the remote Terminal Server I am able to print on the HP. However, when I try to print on the Samsung, the ...
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How to remove stale printers from Active Directory?

Our Windows Server 2003 print server crashed, so we set up a new one. All of the printers were configured to be listed in the directory (Active Directory). But now each printer is appearing twice, ...
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Terminal services printers/scanners?

Is there some list of printers/scanners that are known to work with Terminal Services or some way to determine automatically if the device will work from the specifications? I am needing to advise a ...
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Password protect a printer?

A teacher at one of the schools I work for asked if, instead of having students send them files that are to be printed off in colour -- given that students aren't allowed to use the colour printer but ...
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How to construct url of windows shared printer for cups client

I have a HP laserjet shared on a windows 2003 server as //w3kserver/hp I want to print from a linux client that has the cups system installed. When I add the printer in the cups web frontend on the ...
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Automatically setting proxy and default printer upon OpenVPN connect

How can I update WinXP clients' web proxy and default printer settings after a successful OpenVPN connect and VPN'd DHCP negotiation? (And how can I remove those settings upon VPN disconnect?) I'm ...
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Terminal Services - prevent users from using local printers in remote session

We have a weird problem that manifests when users log onto a server via RDP and they have the "Printers" box checked in the "Local Resouces" tab of the Remote Desktop Client. Basically, the server's ...
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How do I set the default printer for a RemoteApp?

We are using Windows Server 2008 and the built in RemoteApp feature for Terminal Services. When we run a RemoteApp (WordPad for example), local printers are automatically redirected as expected. ...
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AuthInfoRequired cups overwrites

My problem is basically identical to the following: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=61826 Put simply, I have a machine in ubuntu trying to connect to another ubuntu machine via a ...
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Let Mac users unclog print queues

In one of the schools I work at, I was told that users are having trouble printing -- that the print queues keep getting jammed, and they are prompted for a password that they don't have to unjam ...
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CUPS printing via socket very slow

I don't find anything suitable on this topic: we have a Solaris server, running CSW CUPS and several network printers. Printing using LPD is fast, but when we try socket or SMB, it is painfully slow ...
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How do I segregate two VLANs from each other while allowing both to communicate with a third VLAN?

Preface: I'm not a network or systems administrator. I have a little bit of networking experience, but it's limited to basic router configuration like port forwarding, setting alternate DNS servers, ...
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Print from Linux to Windows networked printer

I want to print from a Debian (Lenny) workstation to a Windows networked printer. I'm not even sure what type of Windows network this is. Our tech-support is friendly but doesn't want to get involved ...
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How do you configure an HP LaserJet 5000N printer using the front control panel to have a static IP?

What are the steps required to configure static IP for an HP LaserJet 5000N printer using the front control panel?
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Separate color from black-and-white pages for printing

My organization has a leased color printer. We pay a per-page cost to the lessor, and the color page cost is far greater than the black-and-white page cost. Our users are pretty good about selecting ...
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Can 32-bit print drivers work on 64-bit windows?

I'm reading around and it seems that 32 bit drivers do not work under 64 bit windows. Is this true? since 32-bit applications can run under 64 bit windows it seems ridiculous that 32-bit printer ...
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Print to Local Windows Network Share When Network is Down

I've got an application that sends print jobs to a local print share via a DOS copy: copy fileToPrint \\myLocalComputerName\sharename When the network is down it throws an error. However the share ...
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Not Letting Users Prints Certain Powerpoint Files

We have a bad problem of people forgetting/not caring enough to print handout versions of sometimes very large powerpoint presentations. Is there a way to force them to print handout versions of ...