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

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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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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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Silverlight pdf printing broken with last release?

We use a Silverlight OOB application that prints orders and invoices, usually writing them to disk as a pdf with utilities such as dopdf. Recently this stopped working. All virtual printer drivers ...
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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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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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Scan through USB connected printer on Print Server

I have two printers, a Lexmark laser printer, and a Canon colour printer/scanner. They are both hooked up via USB to my Print Server. They are set up in Print Management and shared as \\PS1\Lexmark ...
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Is it posible to prevent users from removing jobs from the print queue?

I need to log all printed documents with their contents. I've enabled "Keep printed documents" in the relevant printers' properties. Now, I'm trying to prevent users from removing jobs from the ...
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Printers already installed but would like to block spooler to prevent future print jobs

I have tens of client machines over domain with Windows 7/8/8.1 installed and almost all machines are connected to different printers. Only one main printer is listed in AD which can be easily ...
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Exchange won't email externally

We've been banging our heads for the last few days trying to figure this one out. Even our Senior Systems Engineer seems to be unable to come up with a decent explanation for this one. We discovered ...
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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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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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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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CUPS Print Server; Multiple Destinations

We have about 15 printers in our office, each one a different make or model, and requiring a different driver, with differing locations as well, ranging from peoples desks to breakrooms. Due to this, ...
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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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How do I share a Multi-Printer as lpr port on windows server 2012?

I have a printer connected to my windows 2012 server and would like to share it so that other devices can print and scan from it using an lpr port Is this possible?
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Printing preferences item level tagerting not working

I am trying to get Item level Targeting to work in Printing Preferences. This is on the Computer side. I have the security group set in ILT. On the object management screen, the Security Filtering ...
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Allow domain users to modify local printer settings Windows 7 via Group Policy

I've been scouring the internet for days and thus far have had zero luck in finding a solution. Short Version: I need to allow users to modify their locally installed printers. Specifically, they ...
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Restrict IIS internet printing to “Connect only”

I want to create a print "selfservice" for our company. I think the easiest way would be if the colleagues could just click on a link to connect the printer. What I found is the internet printing ...
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Two Locations VPN and Printing Sluggish [duplicate]

I'm going to do my best to outline our current setup and our plan and hopefully you guy can assist in the best possible setup. We have two offices (A and B). Each office has about 10-15 systems. 3 ...
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Network printers randomly print blank documents

We have two printers connected straight through Ethernet without a print server, one is a Samsung M2875FD, and the other one a Dell 1320c. Since we installed the Samsung printer, everybody noticed ...
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OSX: EPSON printer fails when controlled by CUPS

I have an application that I developed that controls access to the printer for specific users. I accomplish this using CUPS and the lpadmin commands lpadmin -u allow:"+PRINT_USER_NAME+" -p ...
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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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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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Windows 7 x64 Enterprise all network printers greyed out on reboot

We've got a bunch of network printers on SL7 running CUPS. These are distributed via GPP printers. This all works with older images. In the last week or so, new installs from the same base image are ...
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How to automate PDF printing

I'm looking to automate the printing of PDF's from a Windows 2008 Server to an IPP Printer. Are there any options for PDF printing built directly into the OS? Does anyone have experience with good ...
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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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Win 7 client print spooler service keeps stopping

I have a Windows 7 (32 bit) client where the print spooler service keeps stopping a few seconds after I restart it. The event log doesn't provide any clear error, The print spooler service ...
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CUPS ignoring lp -o options when printing to Ricoh 4000 with Fiery E-5100

I'm having difficulties controlling which paper type, size and tray when printing from the command line using either lp or lpr. The commands appear to just ignore the -o options altogether and print ...
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Default Printer causing printing issues

I apologize if this is not the place for this question, please let me know. We are running a Windows Server domain with multiple networked printers. Some of our label printers will change their ...
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Xerox Phaser 3010 won't print anything [closed]

I've tried Fedora Core 18, 19, 20 and 21 (but I can't go back now, just had a chance while updating). Every time the system has no problem finding and identifying the printer. It doesn't have a PPD ...
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TS Easy Print on specific driver

Hey guys I have a weird one for you... I have a user that has a Brother HL-5370 hooked up to her PC with USB and a few more that are on the network. We have an ERP system where if any report is ...
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Server 2008 r2 - 2 sites - setup?

I have 2 offices which are literally across the road from each other which I have 1 DC at in each office. We have setup a VPN site link between both DC's via RRAS. I have setup DFS-R and have got ...
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Can I disable the “Document was sent to printer” messages? [closed]

I have a few users complaining about the document was sent to printer messages that show up from the system tray. Can they be turned off?
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Linux - Print specific line from output [closed]

I am used to working with single line output and can use $1 $4 $8 to specify certain items in that line, but I have never worked with multiple line outputs and would like to just print one line ...
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Which print driver do I deploy? What is a print driver capable of?

My organization recently purchased a HP DesignJet T3500 printer with the HP Designjet PostScript/PDF Upgrade Kit. HP offers 3 specific drivers in 2 packages. Which driver do I use? When I run the Add ...
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Network Printers Offline (but not really)

I have two Ricoh printers/copiers setup for IP printing in the office. Before this week there were no problems printing to them. Now a handful of them (All running Vista, not sure if it is every Vista ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Unable to install any printer drivers

My problem is exactly this same as described here: Server 2008 R2 - Unable to install any printer drivers Options - google groups I have few Windows 2008 R2 (no SP1) servers in remote offices, ...
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HP Officejet Pro X476dw with Windows Server 2012 R2 - Manual Feed Paper Size / Type Prompt

I have activated the Print Server role on my Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard server and added a new HP Officejet Pro X476dw, deployed to the clients via Group Policy. The printer is setup with ...
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Prints sent to redirected remote desktop printers do not print

I have an HP Photosmart 7510 printer attached to my workstation (Windows 8.1 x64) that is functioning properly. I RDP into a 2012 R2 x64 server and print a simple string from notepad.exe to the ...
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Unable to print directly from Server 2008 R2

I have searched to see if this has been asked before but it doesn't look as though it has. I have been asked to take a look at a server printing issue which to be honest is a little beyond me at the ...
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Terminal Services Printer Redirection is causing problems: is there an alternative?

I'm NOT in any way a Terminal Services expert and I need help trying to get an application program working in a multi-user and multi-printer environment. Each user has their own locally (USB) attached ...
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Give users warning when printing wrong papersize

we are part of a multinational group of corporations, with many of them based in Europe. Because of that a lot of documents our users work with were created in European page sizes (A4, A3, etc) which ...
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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. ...
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Printing HTTPS Webpages in CLI

I have a CentOS 6.6 server, and I am trying to print https://* webpages using the following commands: html2ps https://mywebsite/blah.html | lpr My printer prints out a paper for all HTTPS print ...
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Wireless printer will not connect to Surface Pro 3

One of the users at my company just recently switched from a desktop to a Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro). In his office is an HP LaserJet P1102w printer, which is having problems connecting to the ...
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Programatically Pull Account Track Data from Konica Minolta/Ricoh Copy Machines

To be safe, I checked the serverfault guidelines, and I think this question falls under management of 3rd party platforms or administration of networks. I'm sure I'm not the only sysadmin with this ...
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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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Windows printing Port monitors provide insufficient status information

When printing to a network attached (TCP/IP) printer, the Windows port monitor close the session to the printer immediately after sending the job. It only received subsequent confirmation of printer ...
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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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Find out what fonts are being sent to a printer

I have an issue where two computers running XP and with identical print drivers have different behavior printing over parallel port to receipt printers. For one type of receipt, receipt printing is ...