Questions tagged [printing]

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

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Can't get Zebra ZM600 on my network

I have a new-to-me zebra ZM600 thermal printer that has been reset to factory defaults. I can't get it to pick up a DHCP address when plugged in to wired network, nor does it pick up an address when ...
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Can I get CUPS to Log the Filesize of a Print Job?

For CUPS, it seems that the log file that handles information about print jobs is /var/log/cups/page_log (on RHEL). I found this document that shows the formatting for the log entries, but I don't ...
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Printers show as “Ready” when they don't exist on the network

This might sound like a weird one to be bothered by, but I'm trying to explain a related issue. So we have a remote disaster recovery site where we're provided with suites of PCs and printers to ...
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Error when exporting printers and drivers from Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to copy the printers and drivers from a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine to another server. I went to the Print Management console and right clicked on Print Management, then clicked on ...
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Only one user is having its print jobs deleted on Win2012 R2 Spool - everyone else prints

I've got a hairy one for you. We have a small office with an IT infrastructure solely based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (not my fault...) and less than 50 users. All users are on AD, we do ...
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What happens if you “print” an application or program in Windows?

What happens if you right click on an application/program in Windows, and click "Print"? I accidentally almost did this when I right clicked a program icon to open from the desktop, but accidentally ...
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How to print across subnets with CUPS?

I am running Ubuntu Server 18.04. I am printing from a Non-AirPrint Printer to iPads, which is why im using cups. I can find the printer if I'm on the same vlan as the server. I need to be able to ...
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What would be the most reliable way of capturing print jobs over a network?

I work for a retail store in a small town. We have charge accounts for workers and truckers to come by, get what they want, sign the papers and then get back to work. That's not really a problem, but ...
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Printing oversized PDF to HP printer

I am using an HP E60055 laserjet printer and using Red Hat Linux Cups version 1.6 to print to it. Previously using a Samsung SCX-483x - with which I had no problems with the default settings. When I ...
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Connect Chromebooks to wireless printer locally

My organization has a number of Acer Chromebook 14s and 11s, and wireless Brother printers model MFC-5850DW and MFC-8710DW. I have connected the chromebooks through Google Cloud Print. GCP only works ...
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Domain printer group policies not applying or duplicates

We have two group policy issues that has been plaguing us for two weeks and I bit the bullet to ask the field. We recently changed print servers from 2008 to 2012. We have group policy objects for ...
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Website trying to connect to shared printer that does not exist anymore on Google Chrome

I have a user who is connected to a zebra label printer that he uses to print shipping labels. We recently gave him a new Windows 10 computer, but it was having some issues printing from the label ...
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0x80070005 Access is denied - Group Policy - Printers

We've been running into this error across our network: The user 'NameOfPrinter' preference item in the 'NameOfGroupPolicy' Group Policy Object did not apply because it failed with error code '...
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Printer vs RDS server - Jobs forever stuck in the print queue

Sysadmins, i need your aid! My colleague f*ed me over and assigned a ticket that we're all stumped about for a few days, i hope you guys could help me survive it. We have a Windows Server 2016 RDS ...
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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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Printing to a local network from a cloud based application, without using a VPN

I need to be able to print to network printers on a LAN from a cloud based web application, without using a VPN. This network is firewalled and the servers are Windows servers. If I could use a VPN ...
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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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Disable Ability to Print or Install Printers via UNC Path

Is there a way to disable printing or installing printers via UNC path? If a printer is added via UNC path in our RDP environment, it shows up for every user on the same collection. If the printer ...
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Printing from Windows Service instance - can't see printers

I'm banging my head against a wall with this. I'm trying to call an external app (Foxit Reader) in order to print a PDF to a network or locally installed printer (I've tried both) from a windows ...
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Setting up IPSec/Firewall for printer with ipv4 address, allowing ipv6

I have an HP P4014dn printer with a publicly accessible static IPv4 address. It's also enabled with a link-local FE80 IPv6 address. I've setup the IPSec/Firewall settings to allow traffic from only ...
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NoDeletePrinter not stopping deletion of printers

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer NoDeletePrinter REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1) GPUpdate. GPUpdate /Force. Log out. Reboot. All that jazz - still able to ...
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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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Why can't HP Web Jetadmin connect to a remote printer over OpenVPN?

I'm using HP Web Jetadmin to monitor my printer fleet, and one of the features they advertise quite a bit is the ability to monitor printers at remote locations. I have the server running at the ...
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How to configure CUPS to share printers via IPP - and what network interfaces it listens on?

I have Ubuntu Server with CUPS, and a printer added to that server via IPP. I'd like to re-share this printer to other clients via ZeroTier. In CUPS admin, I've enabled " Share printers connected to ...
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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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cannot send long path filename (UNC path) to printer

i'm using long path names with UNC (UNI), for example: \\?\c:\tmp......\file1.prn but when i try to send the file to a printer on windows command-line, for example with copy/print command, it ...
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https://localhost:41951/DYMO/DLS/Printing/PrintLabel takes 16 seconds

When using the Dymo Labelwriter javascript to print via the service on https://localhost:41951/DYMO/DLS/Printing/PrintLabel, the debugger shows it takes around 16 seconds for the call to print the ...
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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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Setting Up 3 Network Printers With An Old Router Connected To Another Router

I am trying to setup 3 network printers for a client. He has an Xfinity modem / router, and there is only 1 free ethernet port available on the router. To avoid buying a switch, I used an old router ...
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Force CUPS print server to fit-to-page if job is not A4

I've setup a CUPS print server on Debian Stretch and I need a way to modify print jobs that don't use A4 page size. I have clients (iOS) that cannot set the paper size and will send for example a PDF ...
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Why does Windows have an “hp” and a “Hewlet Packard” set of printer drivers?

I was trying to install a driver for an old HP printer and was confused to find two seperate folders: one name "hp" and the other "hewlett packard." Each contained a different set of printer drivers, ...
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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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Skip printing dialog on Debian

If you are running a ticket application on desktops, how would you limit the users to make any change to the printing job configuration? Ticket application is an electron app. Currently it launches ...
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Office 2016 can not print, all other app can. Windows 10 HP 1510

Context Windows 10 Enterprise with very latest updates, Office 2016, HP Deskjet 1510 with the very latest drivers (wiped out old drivers, reinsalled all with the very latest versions) Symptoms ...
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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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What is the Print3D deviceType on Windows Print-Server

I've been working with Get-Printer and I ran into a situation where the server returns two instances of every print device. One is called "Print" and the other is "Print3D". I can't find any ...
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Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server HP Print issue

For a few weeks I have the problem that when people print on the terminal server to HP printers (most of them are) and the document contains a image the print job get stuck. It will try to restart the ...
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CUPS clogging printer and stalling jobs?

We have 2 network attached HP LaserJet 400 M401dne, and we need them to print invoice PDFs directly from server command line. I have added the printers to CUPS and created a printing class(invoices) ...
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Sharing a (windows/SMB) printer from one network to another

I have two networks (A and B), which are effectively isolated from each other. Both networks use different AD domains. I have a printer, connected to a Windows (AD-joined) print server on network A, ...
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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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AD printer installs require admin rights

I'm working on overhauling how we manage printers in one environment. We have a print server where folks can hit \\servername and select the printer(s) desired. This works perfectly - no UAC prompts, ...
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Printer Group Policy not showing up on updated Windows computers?

We have had about 20 print mapping policies for years in an organization with ~300 clients. This company hasn't done windows updates in over 2 years. Over the weekend, we were authorized to push out ...
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Printers start printing white pages for print jobs on Citrix

We use an application installed on a Windows 2003 server through Citrix Metaframe. Since Friday 17 march, most printers on the clients start printing white on white all distant print jobs. We are ...
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Printer is presenting network problems, but responds to ping normally. How to isolate the error?

Our office large format printer (which I'm told does not buffer) is presenting network issues. Whenever something is put on its queue, the printer will go offline, stop responding to pings, and will ...
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Printing from non-domain computers

I have a domain print-server with some network printers configured (TCP/IP ports). I need to be able to print from non-domain computers. There is a requirement that all users have this printer added (...
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Way to force duplex printing on all Windows clients in domain

I'm looking for a way to configure all of Windows clients in Active Directory domain so that they print all documents in duplex mode. Serverfault has been similar questions: How do i enforce duplex ...
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What GPO settings will allow non-admin users to add wireless printer

I've configured GPO settings to allow non-admins users to add printers. The two settings are: Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Driver Installation/Allow non-...
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Epson thermal printer port forwarding

I am installing an Epson TM T70 thermal printer with an ethernet interface at our office and trying to forward two ports in the router to make it accessible publicly and be able to print from the web. ...
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Konica Minolta multifunction printers default to double sided printing

We have 50 machines that use 3 different models of Konica Minolta printers: bizhub C3850FS bizhub C258 bizhub C280 I've been installing the latest driver and it has been brought to my attention ...
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Windows 10 - Unused printers being automatically removed by the OS

We have several remote/mobile users who travel between numerous locations and install local printers specific to those locations. These users might exceed 50 printers on their system. With Windows 7,...