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

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Access Denied when using Copy to LPT port

I print some data to a connected printed via the dos COPY command. It works great when the printer is set to "spool" but when using "print directly to printer" windows returns an access denied error. ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Printing causes any application to crash

We have a problem when trying to print on a new virtual machine using windows server 2012 r2 on all (ipv4) network printers. When we try to print from Adobe Reader, SQL server management and all ...
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Reduced page size when printing via rdp

I am facing a issue with printing on some printers via RDP using the easyprinting feature. The client is windows 7 Home, and the servers is Win2K8. The issue is if I print the same document from the ...
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Not all settings in Printing Defaults applying to clients

I have a server 2012R2 print server sharing a few printers to Windows 7 clients. One of my printers is a MFP, specifically a Konica Minolta Bizhub C280 which I need to apply some settings to. I've ...
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Missing a Generic/Text Only printer driver?

I have a program that needs a printer with the Generic/Text Only driver to print shipping documents.Some users in China (who use Windows XP and Windows 7) don't have the option to select this driver ...
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Is there a way to find out what printers a user has mapped remotely?

Remotely as in via command line. Not sure if there's a reg key or something similar I can peek at to see if a user has the correct printers mapped.
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Server 2012 R2 - Unable to print randomly

From the time our servers were built we have had on and off printing issues with them. The current issue is affecting random users and will only prevent them from printing from within certain ...
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Printer on different network(IP range), can i print to it?

Heres my situation, client PC is on the same network as the printer to start with: 192.168.1.X Thats fine and printing is fine, however our clients are required to connect to the VPN using 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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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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Diffrent settings for diffrent file types with one printer queue. Windows server 2012

I have been tasked with doing the following: Using only one printer queue, make sure .docx gets printed with "1-sided print" while .pdf gets printed with "2-sided print". Is this possible without ...
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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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Printer redirection without RDS role on Windows Server 2012

I have a Windows 2012 AWS VM configured for Administrative Mode only. However, sometimes I would like to print from the server to a redirected RDS printer. But client printers never show up on the ...
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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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Files containing printer configurations on AIX?

I have two AIX servers, where the printer queues behave differently. According to the documentation I have been able to find, I should look at the files "/etc/qconfig" and "/etc/qconfig.bin", but are ...
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windows 2008 R2 TS printer security - can't take owership

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Terminal server role installed. I'm seeing a problem with an ordinary user who is member of local printer operators group on the server. If the user opens a cmd ...
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Erase Sharp Printer Hard Disk?

I have a number of Sharp MX-M550 printers that are at the end of their useful life. Each device has a hard disk. Can anyone advice as to how I go about erasing the drives either whilst they're in ...
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Remote Desktop Printer Redirection: Driver not found

I have a problem getting printer redirection to work over a remote desktop connection, with one specific printer only. It is an EPSON TM-U220A, a dot matrix receipt printer which is connected via ...
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How to print from sh file

File prindi.sh contains /usr/bin/lpr –P SL-M3325ND <teade.pdf its inovoking returns error /usr/bin/lpr: Error - unable to access "–P" - No such file or directory If this command in invoked ...
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CentOS printing to remote printer succeeds only partially

I've got an odd problem that has me stumped. I have two computers: a server colocated at a local ISP and a workstation, located at my home. Both machines are running CentOS 6.7 and are up to date ...
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Internet Explorer sometimes only prints the first page

We have a client who prints several pages from a web site. Most of the time it works fine. However, occasionally, Internet Explorer 8 only prints the first page, even when All Pages is selected. Again,...
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Windows 7 contains duplicate, identical builtin print forms (Letter, Legal) but only one of the 2 successfully prints

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine with a Lexmark E360dn printer. Whenever the user attempts to print anything, the printer defaults to "Letter" size, as expected. When the user clicks PRINT, the ...
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Printing from a windows service in one domain to a print server in another windows domains without trust

I face the the following problem: We have one Windows domain with an application running in an user context of user of this domain (let's call this domain "A"). This Windows service has to print to an ...
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Print over the internet from a remote linux session locally (on a Windows 7 machine) to the shared printers?

I'm trying to use a linux virtual machine as a file server for windows clients. I have successfully implemented remote file sharing (samba+ssh) with which I am able to print locally with a little ...
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Applications locking up when printing to a print server

I have a few printers set up on a print server. When some of my users try to print, the first print job seems to go through fine. After that, trying to send another print job to a printer completely ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Apply New permissions to all printers on server

We setup a new 64bit Print Server (Server 2008 R2) and on our previous print server we had the helpdesk as a member of the power users group, and gave them "Manager Printers" so they could change ...
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Would upgrading RAM in a HP LaserJet printer improve its performance?

Would RAM upgrade for an HP 4050N LaserJet printer matter? We have this real workhorse of a Laser Printer. It's an HP 4050N and it's been in use for many years. In the past few years, I've noticed ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not printing from Task Scheduler

I have a script, written in Python, that generates a PDF document and prints it to network printer. When I execute that script through the cmd line or launch executable .cmd or .bat file, it works ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Not Printing From Scheduled Task

Problem Since the end of support is coming on July 14th for Windows servers 2003 we are moving all of our scheduled tasks to a Windows 2008 R2 server. We use a Microsoft(MS) Access 2003(mdb) ...
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Deploy Printers To Non-Admin User Through GPO

Trying to deploy printers to Windows 7 x64 computers for NON-ADMIN users. Server is a 2008R2 running Print Management. 3 Printers are HP LaserJets installed on the print server. I have used Print ...
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2012 R2 print server not showing file names on Event id 307

I'm having trouble logging detailed information on my print server. Operational logging is enabled and working. The event ID 307 displays information about the jobs printed, but instead of the file ...
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Group policy not updating printer defaults

I'm pulling my hair out on this and Xerox have been 0 help (admittedly it likely isn't their problem in the first place) and any assistance is appreciated. We've got a 2008 R2 print server with 4 ...
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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. I'...
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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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PrintBrm.exe, 0x80070003

Trying to use PrintBrm.exe to export printers/ports/drivers for migrations. Source and destination are both Win 7 Pro 64 bit. The ultimate goal is mass PC refresh, so this needs to be done from the ...
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Send dummy data to printer to wake it up

I have a Dell B1260dn Mono Laser Printer connected to cups. It is used for receipts. Especially the first page in the morning takes almost a minute to print, because the printer have to warm up, it ...
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Printing issue in Server 2008 R2 Enterprise OS with RDP Thin Clients

We are facing a typical issue about Printing from RDP Thin Clients to HP Laserjet Pro MFP 126nw Printer. The Server OS is Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Five Thin Client PCs are connected to the ...
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How do print servers work?

This is more of a conceptual question than a question about an actual setup in practice. Let's say I have a network printer, a print server (server A) and workstations B and C that will use the print ...
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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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Windows Terminal Server printer selection dialog delayed in Microsoft Office

My terminal server users experience a delay when selecting printers from MS Office applications to be printed to network printers. Everything stalls on: Finding available printers... The ...
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Printer stops working after reboot

Problem with Samsung printer driver installation. In a nutshell: one thin client (O.S Suse Linux) one usb printer (Samsung ml 1640) After installing the specific manufacturer driver, the printer ...
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How can I allow Domain Users to update printer drivers without any prompts?

Each time Xerox release a new printer driver and we update our network printers on our servers we have to go around each domain computer and enter the Administrator details in to the update printer ...
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Printing from BYOD to internal printer

I have external contractors sitting in my office that have access to various file shares via Citrix (they are not on our internal network). These contractors require printing. Is there a way to ...
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Printserver failing after changing DNS servers

We are currently swapping our DNS servers out, going from an older IP range to a newer one. The network side has been setup and working fine for a couple of years, there are just a few servers still ...
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Printing to Xerox with XSA accounting from Linux

My company has a lot of Ubuntu 12.04 desktops and a new Xerox ColorQube 8900S networked printer. Using the .ppd file from Xerox I can print to the printer fine, unless XSA accounting is turned on. At ...
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Same printout appeared on multiple local printers on intranet

I work for a small retail chain. Each location has a windows pc with a usb printer. The machines are on the same windows domain through vpn. Monday morning all the stores in one city discovered a ...
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Automatically Deploy Windows Print Server Printers to Clients

Using CUPS with linux clients, configuring clients like this: $ cat /etc/cups/client.conf ServerName <printserver-hostname> $ cat /etc/init/cups.override manual means any changes I make on ...
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Samba printing gives NT_STATUS_NO_SPOOL_SPACE

I have a CUPS server with 1 printer attached, and then shared via Samba. Though every few days printing via Samba stops working, with the following error: $ echo test | smbclient //cups1.jeoffice/...
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Spooler Service Keeps Hanging and Causes Citrix served application to not launch

We have a Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm on Windows 2008 R2 that serves an application to our end users. Recently we have found that if the spooler service hangs, the application no longer launches for new ...
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Group Policy to disable Printer Preferences

Can someone please advise on how we can disable users being able to open Printer Preferences on network printers that they have added to their computers? We have deployed around 100 new printers with ...