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

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How to make cups to automatically redirect prints that have more than 10 pages to specific printer

I have 2 printers on my cups server. I want that when the print has more than 10 pages, it would be redirected to a specific printer. How can I do that?
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Remote Desktop Printing Issues

We have a remote non-AD application server running Windows 2008 R2. Users are logging in via RDP and attempting to print Word documents (Word 2007) to their local printer and from time to time if the ...
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Too Many Printer Redirection Ports on Windows 2008 R2

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Printer Redirection, that clients connect to via Remote Desktop/Terminal Services. When there are a lot of users logged in to the server simultaneously, many of ...
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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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How to add multiple printer profiles for a network printer on Windows XP?

I have several computers connected to a single network printer. I want to add a second profile for the network printer so that I can give it different printing properties (landscape vs portrait). We ...
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Locked Print settings disapper on workstations

we have a RICOH MFD and its queue ison a print servers ; few people accesing it via windows 7 workstations , have issues. They set the Locked print preference in Print Preferences -> one click print ...
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Printer Redirection RDS Gateway

I have a 2012 R2 RDS environment with a Farm containing two RDS servers, RDS Broker and RDS Gateway. Previously, I had printer redirection disabled, but I'm bringing on some users that need this ...
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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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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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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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Cups is not printing with “Filter Failed” message — how to get more info?

I have a laser printer (Samsung ML-2010) that is in good condition, it works in Windows and old linuxes, but not with my fresh installation of ArchLinux. The printer is recognised and configured, but ...
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Printing from Android/IOS phone in the enterprise? [closed]

Simple question, possibly complicated answer. What has been your solution for users wanting to print from their Android/iOS devices? Print email attachments, etc directly from the phone to your ...
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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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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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Printing to a remote printer through the internet

I have a remote network (A) that is connected to a head office (B) through a private network. Network A only has 1 PC that requires the connection, and this is into a terminal server at network B. We ...
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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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how do i list remote print queues in aix?

So lpstat returns all print queues. What is a quick way to determine which of the print queues are remote and which are local?
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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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Allowing machines other than localhost access to CUPS?

In relation to this question on printing, I have found that I cannot administer the CUPS instance from a different machine. Is it possible that CUPS is configured to accept jobs only from the local ...
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Looking for toner level OID for nagios snmp for Brother 9460

I'm setting up an Opsview (nagios) server for monitoring. It's all going fairly swimmingly so far. The most immediate use for the system will be monitoring (or more to the point, alerting me about) ...
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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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How can i print to an alternate LPD port from Windows Server 2012?

I have a Mac setup using LPD to a remote printer/port and it works great. I'm trying to add the same printer on a Windows server and it fails. I've tried standard TCP/IP port specifying the IP as 9.3....
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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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Possibility to have two versions of same printer driver on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have print server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with cca 100 of print queues installed. For easier handling of printer driver updates, mainly universal drivers from printer vendors are being used. ...
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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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How do you configure an HP LaserJet 5000N printer using the front control panel to have a static IP?

What are the steps required to configure static IP for an HP LaserJet 5000N printer using the front control panel?
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Print to remote office printer without VPN/WAN link

We currently have roughly 20 remote offices who are connected to our main site using consumer grade broadband and a VPN tunnel. The majority of these offices have at least 2 printers. Remote users log ...
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google cloud print on linux

i'm using Google apps, and i would like to use Google Cloud Print but all my printers are "classic", and for what i understand it is possible to use a classic printer if i have a running pc with my ...
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Why is there a 10 second delay when printing on Ubuntu Server 10.04?

I've seen tons of posts asking this and similar questions on various forums, but no one seems to be able to provide a solution. The basic problem goes like this: Printing worked fine on [Insert ...
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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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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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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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Canon ImageRunner printing PDFs very slow?

Perhaps this isn't a good ServerFault question, but here goes: We've got some Canon ImageRunner copiers, and the performance is terrible for printing PDF files. For instance I just sent a job that's ...
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Change CUPS default printer error policy

I run CUPS printing on a number of multiuser Linux application servers. The systems are RHEL or CentOS version 4, 5 or 6. Starting the EL5, the CUPS print server defaults to an error policy that ...
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PCL XL error Warning: IllegalMediaSource

While printing to a network shared printer, some documents printed from Windows XP machines cause an additional page to be printed with the following text PCL XL error Warning: ...
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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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Finding which printer or user is crashing spooler

I have a Windows Server 2012 print server that is having the Print Spooler c:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe crash. The Application Log in Event Viewer shows me that the crashing .DLL is LMUD1PLANG.DLL ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 \\Server\...