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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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Problem adding Windows 7 64-bit print drivers to a 32-bit Windows 2003 print server

I have installed the final RTM version of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a test system before we begin the rollout in our company. I'm having problems connecting to several HP printers that we have ...
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What printer driver should I use? [closed]

I am nstalling drivers for a printer, and I have a choice of either PCL (5 or 6), or PostScript drivers? Which one would you recommend and why? The printer is HP LaserJet 2605dn, the OS is Windows 7 (...
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Deploying Printers to Computers vs. Users via GPO

When I deploy a printer: to computers via GPO, it seems to deploy to Windows XP machines only. to users via GPO, it deploys to both Windows XP and Windows 7 machines. When I look in the RSoP Snap-in,...
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Logging and Reporting on W2k3 print server printing

Simple setup, single Windows 2003 standard server running as a printer server. Domain users have rights to print to all of the printers setup on the printer server. Question: I know the event log ...
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What is the reason for choosing a different print processor?

Almost every time I've had to change the print processor for a printer, it's because it's set to something other than WINPRINT/RAW. Granted, fax software sometimes makes use of other print processors, ...
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Windows Server 2012 Can't Print

I know this may sound incredibly stupid and there is probably an easy solution but I can't seem to find it. Friends of mine recently upgraded their server for their small business from the POS old one....
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How to delete system default printer forms?

On Windows there are system default printer forms which can't be deleted from the Print Server Properties dialog. Is there some other way they can be removed? We are never going to use page sizes like ...
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Printer Recommendation for Three Stooges Environment

I administer a 3 stooges environment. Linux server hardware, Windows Server VMs, Mac clients. My Mac clients RDC to a Windows 2008R2, each client has their own USB printer. The USB printer is ...
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Reverting “Do you want to find PC's, devices and content”

We are having some problems with printers automatically being added on a 2012R2 RDS host, and suspect the following dialog (where we pressed Yes) to be the issue.. How can this setting be reverted? ...
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What permissions could a printer driver require?

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit We have a specialized printer for specific production tasks. This printer's driver has a strange problem where some of the options in the Printer Preferences are ...
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Keep printed documents on Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server

I've setup Windows 2008 R2 as print server. I have checked option Keep printed document option for all printers and it works fine. Users print their stuff and i can see what they are doing. Problem ...
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Buying an old laser printer — what will need to be replaced?

as you can see I'm new. I do IT and wiring for a small local shop but I never deal with printers. I do a LOT of printing, and I'd like to stop spending as much money on it. On my local CL, there is ...
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Printers deployed using Group Policy?

I am trying to deploy three printers on our network. I have added the role of Print and Document Services to our Domain Controller and then added the printers. I have right clicked on the printers ...
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Powershell scan for network attached printers

Currently I'm working on creating a PS script to scan a network and retrieve all of the Windows Servers, their product keys, SQL Server product keys, CPU, RAM, Network Shares and Services on all the ...
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Group Policy to disable Printer Preferences

Can someone please advise on how we can disable users being able to open Printer Preferences on network printers that they have added to their computers? We have deployed around 100 new printers with ...
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Device-based permissions in a Windows Printing environment

We have a student lab that uses a single color printer and multiple print queues to handle color and b/w prints. We're also using pcounter for our auditing. We're moving off of Novell's NDPS system ...
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Printer Won't Print! Long and weird saga

Okay, here's something fairly weird. I'll try to outline the story in a way that makes sense. We had an old print server (windows 2003 based). We had some issues with people not being able to add ...
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Error when trying to add a 32bit driver to Server 2008 64bit

We have some network printers that Toshiba suplies generic drivers for on the CD. Now installing the 64bit edition works fine on the Server, but when I try to add a 32bit driver for those clients, the ...
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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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Changing shared printer settings to default to greyscale

My company has about 60 employees all running Windows Vista or 7 and a gigantic Minolta printer hooked up to an EFI Fiery Image Processor. We're burning about $300 a month in printer supplies alone. I'...
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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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Print from Linux to Windows networked printer

I want to print from a Debian (Lenny) workstation to a Windows networked printer. I'm not even sure what type of Windows network this is. Our tech-support is friendly but doesn't want to get involved ...
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Enabling SNMP on Windows Server 2003 SP2 shows printer as Offline

I've tried this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946198 and no luck! Any ideas? I've been Googling for 2 hours.
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Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop printing blank pages

I have a Windows Server 2008 (not R2) machine which has problems with redirected printing. Clients connecting via Remote Desktop have their printers redirected and appearing for them to print to, but ...
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Printer Preference Defaults - Duplex Printing

How are default printer preferences, such as the duplex printing option, determined when printing across a network? I printed a multi-page pdf to a locally installed printer from one server on the ...
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How do i enforce duplex printing on Server 2012

Is it possible to enforce duplex printing by default for every users on AD. Unless the user deliberately choose to print single sided, all print jobs should be duplex (double-sided). Is it possible ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not printing from Task Scheduler

I have a script, written in Python, that generates a PDF document and prints it to network printer. When I execute that script through the cmd line or launch executable .cmd or .bat file, it works ...
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Allowing users to configure printer ports without full admin rights on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard

At our organization, we have multiple levels of support personnel. The lowest (level 1) of these personnel deal with a single job site with about 40 printers. Each site has a Windows Server 2003 R2 ...
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DHCP/DNS hostname changes

I have a slightly oddball question, I have a Windows 2008 DC running DHCP and DNS, the problem I have is: 1 - HP Multifunction Printer connected to network picks up DHCP IP Address 2 - The hostname ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Force Terminal Server users to print with a specific configuration

I have a machine with Windows Server 2012 R2, and I configured some printers in this computer with the Admin account. I also have some terminal server users. However, although printers are configured ...