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Best practice for printer ACLs

I have a question about shared printers, and how to best limit access to them. I have a printer shared from our print server (\\server01\printer01) and I locked it down to just the security groups ...
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Does anyone know how to get cross-forest printers in the ADDS “printer directory?”

I'm in the midst of an active-directory forest migration at the moment, and in addition to that, the powers that be have decided to start on an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 for our client PCs. ...
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Windows 8 and 8.1 clients showing printer offline after reconnecting to the network

The print server is 2008 R2 with the most recent updates. This happens most often after a resume from sleep or if the user takes their PC to their home network. A restart of the PC or a restart of the ...
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Generic/Text only printer drivers for x64 and x86, installation in Win server 2008R2

While migrating printers from a 2003 server to 2008R2(x64) using print management I realized that few printers use "Generic/Text only" drivers. Since it migrated using print management it migrated the ...
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svchost eating 100% CPU on startup on two computers

Here is the situation. Got two computers, A and B. Both running Windows XP Professional SP3. I installed the drivers of a wireless printer on A (HP Photosmart 5525 e-All-in-One). I added it to A's ...
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sharing a printer over a VPN

We have our head office, that has a static ip and two windows servers a domain server and a file server. We have another office that only has a router and a pc (with a static ip address) now my aim ...
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Windows Server 2012 Terminal Farm: Shared printers are missing on first connect

I have a Windows Server 2012 Terminal Server farm with four Session Hosts an one Broker. On the DomainController are seven network printers installed and shared. Via GPO I distribute them to the ...
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How to install Windows 7 printer drivers on XP print server?

We have a shared printer connected via USB to (and shared on the network from) an XP system being accessed by a combination of XP and Windows 7 workstations across the network. What is the best ...
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Cannot create printer object in Active Directory, even though the printer is on the same server

I'm currently setting up a new printer on my Server 2012 DC (yes I know). I set the printer up via print management, shared it out with all the world, and then tried to add it to Active Directory. ...
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Powershell: Understanding Printer DACLs

I'm attempting to read and eventually write the DACLs for printers shared from my print server. Here's what I have so far, based on scripts found around the internet: $pace = DATA { ...
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Printer shows server offline error for only some computers

I'm having trouble with an HP LJ 1022n printer. The connection is as follows: Printer connected via usb to desktop (shared options set, discoverability, etc) Desktop connected to switch and set up ...
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Finding printer names, driver and ip addresses off backup image

I just installed a fresh copy of server 2003 and I totally forgot to write down all the ip addresses and printer names to re add them to the new server. I was in a rush due to getting nail with that ...
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Windows - Find Printer Name from IP address

Trying to find the Printer Queue name with IP address. Printer is hosted on a Server. Searched in AD for the IP - but no luck. nbtstat returned the device name, but it does not exist in the AD. I ...
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How to find the printer driver properties

I have 15 print servers in our environment in different offices. Before upgrading of drivers i would like to display a report with the below information. 32 or 64 bit and Driver last installed or ...
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Network printer - Print direct or via shared printer on Server?

It has occurred to me that a workstation can connect to a printer in either of two ways: Printing directly to the IP of the printer with the print driver installed locally. Printing to a ...
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Re Share a Shared Windows Printer as a different name

Can anyone think of a way of Re-Sharing a Shared Printer? When I connect the shared printers to Server 2008 R2, it comes up as a network printer, and settings take affect on the host (not the server) ...
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User can not access network printers with Windows 7 connected to Windows 2008 R2

A single user on Windows 7 on a Windows Domain can not access/use/manipulate network printers shared from a server running Windows 2008 R2. The error that occurs is "0x00000005 Access is denied". ...
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How to use AD/GPO/Print Services to “push out” a new printer driver to replace a broken one? How did my server get a broken driver?

Context: We have an AD/GPO-managed corporate network with a little over a hundred PCs running Windows 7 x64, and a few managed printers. Our Server2008R2 primary domain controller is configured as a ...
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Advice on setting up a print server

I am in the process of creating a central control point to distribute printers among people inside of the domain. Right now there are a couple printers installed on miscellaneous servers that are ...
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What print management tools are available for a large organization? [closed]

Our organization uses the Pharos print management software to allow users to manage jobs to different output devices, as well as tracking usage for the users and allowing / denying access to different ...
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Setting up printers in active directory

I need some help setting up a printer in Active Directory. Specifically, deploying them via GPO. I want to have a computer associates with a specific shared computer so that anyone sitting there is ...
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User cannot access shared printer in Windows Server 2003

I have: A Windows Server 2003 machine acting as a file server and domain controller. Call this "Server 1". Another Windows Server 2003 machine acting as a terminal server, file server and DNS ...
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Displaying CUPS shared printers in a user's printer list on OS X Lion

Background We have a primarily Linux environment, but we have 40 Macs to support. I'm trying to integrate them into our standardized print system. We have about 50 printers shared from a CUPS server ...
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Connecting to network printer(s) using net use

I was asked to add pinters to all users on a terminal server. There is a VPN connection between the terminal server and the network where the printer is installed. I do not have much experience with ...
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Windows 7 Printer Installation Loop

I've installed a new printer in one my client server running Windows Server 2008 R2 configured the logon script to run at every login making it able to connect to every user whoever logs in. Recently ...
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Printer driver update keeps asking for administrator credentials

I have a Windows 2008 Server with the printer management configured. I share 6 printers with the drivers of the maker. The problem is when I update the printer driver at the workstation, that the user ...
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Limiting which printers a Remote Desktop Services user sees

I have an RDS server with about a dozen printers installed. Is there a way to remove all buta few certain printers for a particular user? I don't mean that I want to "secure" the other printers to ...
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Which server solution for an office that doesn't really “need” a server?

In the office I work for, the situation is as follows: There are ~20 PCs running Windows 7 (mostly) and Windows XP. No domain. There are four network-capable Ricoh printers, currently shared over a ...
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Some windows 7 machines are showing driver update required for most printers?

We have deployed printers using server 2008 however some computers are able to print fine but other just say that they need to update the print driver. They are all in the same policy. Some request ...
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renaming printers on network

I want to rename all the printers within a network but if I rename it on the server the clients don't see it, if I rename it on the client others don't see it. Is there anyway to manage this with ...
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Mass moving users to new printers with group policy?

I work for a small IT company that does a lot of network/systems administration and consultation for small businesses. We've been helping one of our clients move away from an old Dell 2950 with ...
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Select appropriate network printer for Remote Desktop based on Thin Client location

I'm setting up my organization's first Terminal Server / Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) for Lab use. We are a college, and I am wanting to use this server (or more servers configured similarly in ...
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How to share print drivers from a 64 bit Windows server to 32 bit client machines

I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the heck is going on. I've looked around and I've seen similar questions of this nature, but nothing exactly matching ...
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Find out which users are connected to a shared printer

Today we're migrating to a new file and print server, which made me wonder, is there a way to see which users are connected to a shared printer? It's possible to see connections to shared folders in ...
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How do you add or remove printers from the Select a Printer list?

Within a Windows domain that has a mix of Windows Server 2003 and 2008 R2 print servers, how do you add or remove printers from the list of printers that Windows 7 clients retrieve at the Select a ...
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Installing a 32bit printer driver on 64bit Windows Server 2008 - Architecture Error

When using the Print Server options in Windows Server 2008 on a 64bit machine to install "Additional Drivers" for my HP LaserJet 4200 that is networked to 32bit machines I receive an error regarding ...
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Will a gigabit JetDirect card make a difference?

We have a HP Color LaserJet 4650 running a JetDirect model J3113A JD33, ROM G.07.19, Revision G.08.49, connected at 100Mbps. The memory has been maxed out at 544MB However, this particular printer ...
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Deleting shared network printers from user accounts in XP

If a regular user has added a printer by going to a share \\share and then right clicked on a printer and then clicked 'connect', how can that be removed by an administrator? I have tried prnmngr.vbs ...
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NT 4 era peripherals and Win 7 with XP Mode

I have a legacy label printer from the NT4 days that I need to get working on our newly imaged Win7 systems. Is it possible to use XP mode to host the driver for the printer, and share that as a ...
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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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group policy deployed printers - print management - (redirected 1) issue?

im having an issue with group policy deployed printers.. i have a/d OUs for each category of computers.. example: top OU: Computers dtsc 5 computers - deploys dtsc printers with group policy lvm ...
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Setup Printers Based Upon AD Group Membership

I am trying to create a login script for Active Directory that will be used for installing printers on client computers. I have a basic script that we are using now, listed below, that installs a ...
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Print Server Forgetting Printers

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server setup with the print and document services role installed. From here, this machine is domain attached to a mixed domain environment that has some Windows Server ...
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Printer Naming Conventions

I am working on building a new AD print server and have been pondering the idea of renaming the printers. Right now we have a mix of names that varies between a mashup of some that reference ...
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install a printer on my network that is physically located on another network

Question is the gist of it. We have a client that VPN's into our network and uses Remote Desktop to access our software. She needs to print reports to her desk. When she tries to add a printer it, ...
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Sharing a printer over the net from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2003

I need to share a printer that is connected to a Windows 7 computer. The windows 7 computer is in another building about an hours drive away. The computer that needs to access the printer is running ...
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Error when connecting to shared Windows Printers

I'm replacing our Windows 2003 print server with one running on Windows 2008 R2. I have connected and configured all of our printers and can successfully print to them from the server itself. All of ...
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Printserver configuration B&W preferred, Color choseable

We are in the process of replacing a selection of different old black&white and color printers with several new color multifunction devices. This might lead to greatly increased printing costs. ...
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Recognizing a Computer on the Network But Unable to Connect

I am setting up a small office (about 5 machines) with no central server. It's pretty low-budget so I'm trying to work with what I have. Right now we have a few printers, but only one guy (connected ...
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“bitness” and printer servers

Question; we have been trying to get a new printer server configured, and with the organization starting to move into the Windows 7 wagon and mixing 32 bit legacy (XP) systems with 32- and 64- bit ...