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Best way to migrate user print mappings through OS upgrade?

folks. We are preparing to migrate thousands of PCs on our network from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I'm looking for an elegant way to preserve, or else backup and restore, user printer mappings (i.e. to ...
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Office Products, and “Devices and Printers” hang unless print spooler is disabled

I have a Windows 2016 Server configured as a Remote Desktop Gateway Server. Users will log into the server and use Word, Excel, ect…. These programs, as well as the "Devices and Printers" app in the ...
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Udocumented values for Win32_PrintJob.StatusMask: bits 0x1000 and 0x2000

Problem I'm trying to implement a spooler queue cleaner for Windows Print Server (2012R2) that removes broken or frozen jobs in certain conditions and notifies users of the problem. While analyzing ...
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Spooler stops printing when more than one file is sent

I have a problem that I am pulling my hair over! On Windows Server 2012 R2 there are several shared, new, Canon printers. Drivers are installer a new, and all is dandy. Or should be. However, when ...
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Printing from Ubuntu to Windows print server for printer that has no Unix drivers

Is it possible to use a printer attached to Windows Print Server, to print documents from Ubuntu, if Ubuntu does not have drivers for that kind of printer (but the Windows Print Server has)? I have a ...
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How non-HP PCL print jobs keep PJL-like job control information?

In print queue systems, each job has print job information in print control languages such as Epson EPL or HP PJL; in MS Windows print spools, this information is kept in separate SHD files. Are ...
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Where does Cups keep print job information?

We are trying to assemble a free software stack to get detailed print job accounting information, something similar to what Papercut Printlogger does, for raw printing queues. We have been testing ...
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Printing when print server is offline

We are searching for a way to allow client computers utilizing a print server (2012 R2+) to still print even when the print server is down? It seems that all jobs try to get sent to the network ...
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Share printer job queue among multiple printers

Is it possible to have multiple printers and only one printer job queue? Any good software or hardware solution? Idea is like so: someone sends a print job to printer (possibly shared via Windows ...
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What sort of actions can I take to make printer mapping less painful for all involved?

I currently work on/sort of manage a very large network. We employ the use of a print server to make some things easier for end users, but I'm sure you all know that that comes with its own issues. ...
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Managing Network Printers in Non-AD enviroment

My school uses G Suite so AD has been made pretty much redundant apart from 5/10 office staff who still use their domain accounts and access file shares. Now, most of the staff use their own personal ...
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SNMP is it possible to monitor shared printers?

I have a folowing Network scheme: Server has PrintServer role enabled and printers is shared. I want to monitor printers state/errors through SNMP from any user PC but problem is that I haven't acess ...
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GPO pushed printers not installed in RDS session

We have an Remote Desktop Service environment with 3 Windows server 2012 R2 session hosts. The customer has 8 separate offices with 1 Kyocera network printer in each office. For management purposes we ...
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Are there standard, non-Postcript alternatives to PPDs for informing print queue software such as Cups of printer capabilities?

Postscript printer description files (PPDs) describe Adobe Postscript (PS) printers’ capabilities, thus being useful both for print queue servers and printing clients. Are there equivalents for other ...
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Print server reprints job

Good afternoon folks, The pieces to this puzzle are a user machine running win 7 x64 pro which renders the job locally, sends them to a server 2008 r2 print server, which prints them to a HP LaserJet ...
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cannot send jobs to CUPS server

I have a print server running Ubuntu Server 16.04 with a HPLaserJet9050N network printer installed (with a ppd) And it prints ok. In another machine I have an Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 and I'm trying to ...
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securing a network share printer

So We've a networked laser printer, pretty standard bit of kit, accepts requests via WiFi, ethernet or USB. Recently we've found that our network has been dropping out for a couple of minutes each ...
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Cannot Add Drivers to Windows 2016 Server Core - Operation Not Supported

When trying to add the default "RICOH Class Driver", I am stopped by the error "This operation is not supported." In fact, while the Ricoh driver is the one that I want, I receive the same error no ...
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Faulty GPO Deployment Over Wifi

We are experiencing a strange behaviour in our environment. I'd be glad if anybody might have some fresh ideas to help me with. Scenario: We created a new Print and Documents Service on a Windows ...
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Users get UAC when installing shared print drivers through web interface

I'm having a problem where users on Windows 7 (Only OS tried though) are getting the UAC prompt when attempting to install printer drivers from a Windows print server. However, they are only receiving ...
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Print Management on WS 2016. Permissions Screw Up

I've setup print management got everything rolling out via GPO, and things are looking really good. However I attempted to lock down the executives Printer by removing the "Everyone" group from their ...
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Which high risk ports need to be blocked in the print server?

Can you please help in finding the high risk ports that are to be blocked for the printer server. Server is on a Hyper V platform. OS : Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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Updating Print Driver on 2k8R2 x64 server for 64 bit print drivers

I'm trying to figure out what is preventing me from updating the 64bit print drivers for a Printer on our Print Server. We have a Windows 2008 R2 x64 bit server as our Print Server, with 429 printers ...
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How does Network Printing work exactly?

I'm dealing with a big printing issue within our Citrix environment and have been trying to learn as much as I can about how Network Printing works. I'll provide what I believe to understand, please ...
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Adding shared printer from 2012R2 Print Server: Access denied

Windows Server 2012R2 (x64) Set "in" domain1 Enabled Print and Document Services role with Print Server and LPD Service services Accessible with user account domain2\user Shared printer (LPT1/Generic/...
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server 2008r2 as terminal server has a lot of subfolders (15gb) in the spool/drivers/x64 folder

We have a system with Windows 2008R2 Terminal Server which has a huge "c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\x64" folder. On this Terminal Server there are a few printer installed. Today I've seen, that ...
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Why are users seeing UAC, when installing shared printer drivers, when they were not previously after a printer host name change?

I have a Windows 2008R2 print server hosting about 40 printers. For the longest time we had a Point and Print GPO that allowed the users to install the drivers for these printers without ...
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Windows 10 as domain print server?

While it seems than win10 pro can expose a print server, I've tried to experiment a bit to understand if this print service can be used as a role in our domain. Basically other machines can see the ...
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How do I successfully deploy shared printers via GPO? Windows 10 Pro + Windows Server 2012 R2

I keep getting a GPO error 0x80070bcb on my Windows 10 Pro clients when trying to install a Brother shared network printer. Apparently this error means it can't find a driver (or can't install it). ...
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How do I remove “on PrintServerName” from printer name when deployed?

We are publishing shared printers from a print server with GPP (Win Server 2012 R2), and all is good and well. But is it possible to have the shared printers added to the clients without the "on ...
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Moving printers from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Currently we are hosting multiple printers (different brand & models) on a Windows Server 2012 Print Server. On this server, printers are added manually using Windows Print Management Tool & ...
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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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Centrally deploying print drivers to Windows clients

I'm looking to set up a central print server to allow Windows 7 and 10 clients in remote offices without a local print server to have print drivers installed automatically when the printer is added ...
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Do i need a print server at each remote site?

I am planning a network for a project and am wondering how to proceed with print services. This topology has a main office with 2 remote branch offices. I plan to create one domain with 2 remote ...
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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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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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Tracking down rogue GPO that is applying printers to all users?

I use GPOs to push printers out to 10 different site, each site has its own policy. But for some reason all sites are getting the printers from site 1 when they login to terminal servers. They don't ...
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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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Upgraded Wintel Environment from 2003 to 2012R2, now only 2 Win10 clients can't see network shares or print, all other 78 W7Pro can

Over the last week I've migrated all of our services running on Server 2003 to our 2012R2 environment successfully. This included: AD, DHCP, DNS, Print server, File serving using the migration tool, ...
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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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Print server PS310U and Printer standby mode

I am experiencing an annoying behavior with my Tp-Link PS310U print server. I have connected it to a Samsung C430 printer, which is a USB laser printer. Actually, everything works fine as long as the ...
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Not all printers are deployed on the client using Group Policy

Situation in our environment we are using the following servers to deploy printers in our domain forest: Windows Small Business Server 2008: contains the group policy to deploy the printers Windows ...
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Is print job data stored locally or on the server side when I use a Windows print server?

I have read Why use a print server? and it does not indicate the location of print job data. When I restarted the local printer service today to fix a problem with a stuck job, all jobs disappeared (...
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How to Manage Server-pushed Printers on Individual Workstation (Printer Properties Issue in Programs)

I'm troubleshooting a print issue on a particular workstation, Windows 7 Pro. I can open Devices and Printers and access all the info, like Printer Properties, Printing Preferences, etc., from there. ...
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Windows Server 2012 TCP/IP Port Exhaustion Caused by spoolsv.exe

I have a server 2012 installation that is hosting all of our printers for our school district. as well as the google cloud print service so that our chromebooks can print. Over the last couple months ...
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AD print group not working in some cases

On our computer network there are many printers, and for some groups the task of connecting the closest printer has been sort of automated by creating a security group named print- When we add ...
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Foxit virtual PDF printer [closed]

I installed Foxit PDF virtual printer on my server to create an unattended PDF virtual printer (it saves to a given directory). I shared such virtual printer. When I print directly from the server ...
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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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A large number of JetDirect firmware updates - what issues do they address?

HP recently released a large number of firmware updates for JetDirect devices. There is no changelog provided. Curiously, many obsolete (e.g., 802.11b) devices are in the list, and the last time a ...
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Deploying printers to specific users via Group Policy

I have noticed two different ways of deploying printers to specific user with Group Policy in Windows Server 2012. The first method is by creating separate GPOs for each group, and the second method ...