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

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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 ...
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Can I share the scanner functionality of a multifunction printer over a network running CUPS print server?

I have a Debian box running cups on which I share out my laser printer to all the other machines in my home network. I am in the market for an upgrade to a color laser multifunction (print/scan/fax) ...
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How can I read the files stored on the hard drive of a Xerox 7242 printer?

So, I've read that most printers save the files they print/scan and I was trying to see if that's the case with our work printers. Is there a tool to let me access these files?
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How to install FF on Ubuntu Server for use in printing PDF's from the command line

I am interested in creating a "print server" for my web application and I've thought about various ways to solve the problem and came up with this solution. I found a plug-in for firefox that will get ...
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Endless printer spooling

I am connecting through remote desktop to a Windows 2003 Server. As soon as I connect I get this on my local machine: REMOTE DESKTOP REDIRECTED PRINTER DOC for the spool window of every one of my ...
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Printer Won't Print! Long and weird saga

Okay, here's something fairly weird. I'll try to outline the story in a way that makes sense. We had an old print server (windows 2003 based). We had some issues with people not being able to add ...
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How to reset password on Kyocera FS-1128MFP

I'm trying to configure a kyocera fs-1128MFP, but i dont have the adminstrator password. Is there anyway to reset the machine to factory defaults.
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Problem with paper size when printing [closed]

We have a really strange problem here with the printers in our company. We have several users travelling often from Europe to the US and back. Their laptops are set up in the US. So all their ...
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Automatic printing of files written in specific directory

I have a legacy application that for printing purposes, sends its output to a file in different directories. What's written into directory X is printed in printer X; what's written into directory Y is ...
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windows 2008 server spooler problem

i have one windows 2008 server & windows xp clients. one HP2600n is connected to network with network cable, and installed in server and shared. also same printer is shared on xp cleints. the ...
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What linux packages do I to install on my server to print to a remote print server?

I'm setting up Ubuntu 10.04 (server install) as a print client. I already have a working Ubuntu print server set up using CUPS, also running 10.04. What packages do I need to install to be able to ...
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How do I get HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6 printer working with Win7 x64?

I have a Debian server with cups installed to serve up my HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6 to all machines connected to the network. I can print test pages from cups, but cannot seem to find the correct driver ...