Questions tagged [printing]

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

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Windows 7 contains duplicate, identical builtin print forms (Letter, Legal) but only one of the 2 successfully prints

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine with a Lexmark E360dn printer. Whenever the user attempts to print anything, the printer defaults to "Letter" size, as expected. When the user clicks PRINT, the ...
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Is it possible to prevent users from removing jobs from the print queue?

I need to log all printed documents with their contents. I've enabled "Keep printed documents" in the relevant printers' properties. Now, I'm trying to prevent users from removing jobs from the ...
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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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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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Deploy Printers To Non-Admin User Through GPO

Trying to deploy printers to Windows 7 x64 computers for NON-ADMIN users. Server is a 2008R2 running Print Management. 3 Printers are HP LaserJets installed on the print server. I have used Print ...
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CUPS remote print queues

In my network, there are multiple printers over many locations, all connected to a single CUPS server via whatever protocols they require. Client machines on the network need to print to the printers ...
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Forced Print Server Defaults Without Restriction

Here's our scenario. Windows 2k8 print server hosting a large Ricoh multi-function color laser printer for everyone in the office to use. Printers are NOT deployed with Group Policy. Management ...
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How do I print, identified as an AD user, from an Ubuntu client to a Windows print server?

I know my question may be confusing, so I'll clarify. I'm an admin at a school and am setting up the labs to use Ubuntu (12.04). Users already can authenticate against Active Directory (currently ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Print Seperator files on Server 2016 not working in an alternate location

With Server 2008 R2 and 2012R2, we were able to have the *.sep files stored in a location outside of System32, C:\SepFiles\coversheet.sep. As long as the folder had the name SepFiles it was working. ...
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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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Printer server hostname changed - deploy printers via GPO no longer works

We use the Deploy Printers feature of local group policy in Windows 8.1, so that our users can log into any machine and printers will already be configured. This was working flawlessly for all users ...
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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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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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User's printer switches almost daily between USB002 and USB003

I have a user with a Dell Latitude D620 with a simple Dell dock in her office. She has a Brother MFC-7860DW printer connected to a USB 2.0 port on the dock. Often (possibly 3x a week) she will come ...
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MICR check printing through Linux (EBS)

We are currently working to get a new MICR check printer (Troy Micr - HP Laserjet 600 M601) printing correctly with Oracle EBS. Our EBS installation runs on Oracle Enterprise Linux (Redhat Based). The ...
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Trouble with Remote Desktop pulling through printers. Drive Redirection works, and the ports created but not the printers

I've run out of things to look into. All the support documents have been gone through and still provide no resolution. I've checked the service permissions, (sc sdshow spooler) they all match up with ...
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Trivial Issue with ASP.NET 1.1 and SMTP

The server is running on: Windows Server Standard on SP2 IIS 7 with ASP.NET 1.1 IIS 6 for SMTP The server hosts many websites running ASP.NET 1.1. These websites use the built in SMTP server on IIS6....
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Local printing from Citrix, job is paused and sends 128KB on each resume

I have a very strange issue that is affecting non-domain admin users. When a standard user within Citrix (Presentation Server 4.0) attempts to print to a local printer (attached via USB to the local ...
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Rewind print job under Windows Server 2008

We are in the transition from Novell NetWare to Windows server 2008. In case of the printer server we print jobs thousands of pages long. NetWare printer manager has a handy function which allows to ...
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printer assignments for windows xp workstations within an active directory environment

I'm using the following script to handle removing any old networked printers from machines and then assigning the propper ones and making one of them the default. This script is assigned to the OU ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why doesn't Reader DC send a printjob to a shared printer in a terminal server environment?

I'm experiencing a very odd issue. We work in a terminal environment using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and printers that are shared on a print server and pushed to users in the Terminal Servers using a ...
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lpr command: no prints and no error

PROBLEM: no prints and no output (and no errors) for 'lpr -P printername file.txt' DETAILS: I have the same CUPS installation in two different servers. In one of this server lpr command works and ...
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Ubuntu Print Server in Windows Environment

For my project at work, I decided to create a Ubuntu Linux 16.04 print server but it's in a Windows environment. I installed CUPS via apt and Samba via apt also. The few printers I have setup work ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 loses network shared printers

I have one Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine on the ESXi server. It has RDS role, so multiple users can use it at the same time. Via GPO the user account receives some basic settings like ...
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Printer stops working after reboot

Problem with Samsung printer driver installation. In a nutshell: one thin client (O.S Suse Linux) one usb printer (Samsung ml 1640) After installing the specific manufacturer driver, the printer ...
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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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Automatically pause print jobs on server 2008r2

Is there an easy (and bonus: free?) way to have a printer hosted on server2008r2 automatically pause any print job that comes to it? I've searched for an answer for this, but all my search results ...
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Samba AD DC not showing Printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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Importing 'Devices and Printers' from one server to another

I have a windows server 2003 that is in the process of getting replaced. It has a long list of printers connected; I'm looking for some method of 'importing' the printers from the 2003 to my new ...
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Windows 7 x64 Enterprise all network printers greyed out on reboot

We've got a bunch of network printers on SL7 running CUPS. These are distributed via GPP printers. This all works with older images. In the last week or so, new installs from the same base image are ...
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CUPS ignoring lp -o options when printing to Ricoh 4000 with Fiery E-5100

I'm having difficulties controlling which paper type, size and tray when printing from the command line using either lp or lpr. The commands appear to just ignore the -o options altogether and print ...
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Server 2008 r2 - 2 sites - setup?

I have 2 offices which are literally across the road from each other which I have 1 DC at in each office. We have setup a VPN site link between both DC's via RRAS. I have setup DFS-R and have got ...
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Hold printing jobs on Windows Server until a user confirms the job

When sharing a printer using Windows 7 or Windows Server (2008+), is there any way to hold the print job until a user walks up to the print server and confirms their print job in the queue? If there ...
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Windows Server 2008 Run Printing With Specific Printer Always As Specific User

I have the follow setup: Windows Server 2008 SBS with an active spooler. I am using this server, besides other things, as a printing server. I've shared a lot of printers and I've added a new one ...
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Configuring cups to accept multiple jobs from Mac end users

I have a CUPS server up and running with a print release station working fine. I'm not just trying to fine tune it. Right now my mac end users have their print jobs stack up in their local queue, and ...
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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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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 ...