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Why is group policy for setting default printer being run as SYSTEM when 'Run in logged-on user's security context' is selected?

I have taken over administration of a 2008 r2 domain where there were two group policies for creating network printer shares on domain user logon: GPO1 to map network printers: GPO > User ...
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Printer Location Tracking when subnets don't quite match the floors

everyone Imagine you have an office with 6 floors and 4 subnets that really don't match the floors very well. Most floors have interleaved connections to switches (i.e. A floor will take a share of 2 ...
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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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How to use a GPO to assign default printer based on location

We've got multiple different offices/locations within our organization and they are laid out in our OU structure. As-is, we have a GPO for each location that installs the printers for the users. (so ...
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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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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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Can't delete a deployed printer from users computers

I am facing some weird issues when trying to remove a printer from the users machines on my domain that was deployed with Group policy. When I try to remove it I get "access deny" message even tho I ...
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Determining printers with state “Needs New Driver” via WMI/VBS

Everytime a change is made to our print server, some printers from what staff (without admin rights) have added to their printer list report "Needs new driver" in Devices & Printers (pre Win 10)/...
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User cannot access shared printer TAP Windows Adaptor

I am having trouble with a USB 2.0 Blaster Printer that is used for printing out labels. Currently we have a Sharp printer on our server that everyone can connect to easily. However with the USB 2.0 ...
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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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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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printer not responding using CUPS

I have a windows server 2008 r2 set up and an Ubuntu 12.04. The FTP works and the printer I created in the server is accessible to the other client, a windows 7. I followed this but no luck and of ...
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Map a USB printer connected to a domain PC locally on a workgroup server

My customer has a domain with a number of workstations. Some of these workstations have USB printers attached. They have a server (2008 R2) that is on a workgroup outside of the domain which 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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64bit printer driver on 32bit Windows server

I'm attempting to add a 64bit driver to a 32bit windows 2003 server, each time I get the below prompt, I locate the disk image from the network and hit ok, but nothing is copied and this is displayed ...
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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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Printer outputting seemingly useless strings

Simple printing setup. 3 machines, 2 printers. One prints invoices, other prints misc documents. We use $300-400 range dell laser printers. Usually they work great. 3 times now, we have replaced ...
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Group policy printers not deploying - insufficient system resources

We have our Staff printers policy applied to our Staff users OU. This policy has ~60 printers deployed as Shared printers via Preferences. All bar 2 of these printers are item level-targeted to OUs ...
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Printers deployed by group policy - separate policies or all in one?

We have 60 printers deployed by group policy on a 2008 R2 level domain. They are set as Group Policy Preferences in User configuration. They're all item level targeted to OUs and Security Groups ...
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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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Shared Printer DENY Print ACL assigned to AD Security Group not Working

I have three servers. Server 1 - Print Server, Windows Server 2008 Standard Server 2 - Domain Controller, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Server 3 - Terminal Services Server, Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Group Policy Printer Mapping: Some printers are being skipped

I have a Group Policy Object designed for users in a particular department which should delete all existing printer mappings, and then map all users to 9 different printers (all on the same server). ...
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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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Windows 2000 Server Can Only Connect to Windows Server 2012 Share Through IP Address

Server1 = Windows Server 2000 Server2 = Windows Server 2012 I am trying to view a list of available printers on a Windows Server 2012 machine (Server2) from a Windows 2000 server (Server1). I am ...
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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 ...
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Server 2008 print server with existing printers

I recently started new job and one of my tasks is to look into all systems and ensure they are properly configured and running at optimal settings. One of the issues I run into is the print server. ...
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Various printer deployment issue with Server 2012 R2

I have just set up a new remote desktop infrastructure, with all servers being built on Server 2012 R2. I have 7 session hosts, and a central file/print server. On the print server, I have added ...
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Group POlicy and Default Printer by Computer

We have multiple sites with specific printers to be assigned to each location. All the printers reside on the same print server. We have group policies (Windows 2008) in place to deploy specific ...
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Google Cloud Print Fails - Finding Logs?

Recently we've been seeing Google Cloud Print Service fail to print on Xerox printers. We're relatively sure it's a Drivers issue. When attempting to Print to a Xerox printer, the Cloud Print portal ...
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Collecting PC to Printer relationship information across an entire domain using a script

I'm trying to create a script which will enable view every PC to Printer relationship across an entire domain of around 1200 machines. In theory I am looking for a script to be run so that it will ...
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Print Server Migration and Client Installs

I am migrating to a new print server running Windows 2008R2. The hardware will be new, but I will use the old print server's IP, host name, printers and settings. Will my clients using these ...
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disable everyone group from being applied to new printer additions

I would like to find a method to prevent the Everyone group from being applied to newly shared printers on a print server. Would like on admins and creator owner to be present so end users do not see ...
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RDSH 2012 R2 Printers Duplicating And Cannot Be Removed

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Server farm and printers deployed via a VBS Script i.e. Dim objNetwork Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\...
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Group policy deployed printer: One duplicates?

As a preface, no this doesn't have to do with Remote Desktop's Redirected printers at all. I've deployed an HP printer (called \Manager\Picasso) under User Configuration in a Group Policy object. ...
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Client computers (W7) asking update PDFCreator printer drivers (2008R2)

For over 18 months it has been working. Suddenly, without any updates (server is not connected to the Internet) and nothing is being pushed to it, all client computers (over 100 of them) are asking to ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 fails to detect when a shared printer is online

This is the scenario that i have: -Windows Vista workstation with 2 Alegro label printers installed and shared; -Windows 7 workstation with 2 Datamax label printers installed and shared; -Windows ...
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Best practice for printer ACLs

I have a question about shared printers, and how to best limit access to them. I have a printer shared from our print server (\\server01\printer01) and I locked it down to just the security groups ...
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Does anyone know how to get cross-forest printers in the ADDS “printer directory?”

I'm in the midst of an active-directory forest migration at the moment, and in addition to that, the powers that be have decided to start on an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 for our client PCs. ...
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Windows 8 and 8.1 clients showing printer offline after reconnecting to the network

The print server is 2008 R2 with the most recent updates. This happens most often after a resume from sleep or if the user takes their PC to their home network. A restart of the PC or a restart of the ...
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Generic/Text only printer drivers for x64 and x86, installation in Win server 2008R2

While migrating printers from a 2003 server to 2008R2(x64) using print management I realized that few printers use "Generic/Text only" drivers. Since it migrated using print management it migrated the ...
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sharing a printer over a VPN

We have our head office, that has a static ip and two windows servers a domain server and a file server. We have another office that only has a router and a pc (with a static ip address) now my aim ...
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How to install Windows 7 printer drivers on XP print server?

We have a shared printer connected via USB to (and shared on the network from) an XP system being accessed by a combination of XP and Windows 7 workstations across the network. What is the best ...
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Cannot create printer object in Active Directory, even though the printer is on the same server

I'm currently setting up a new printer on my Server 2012 DC (yes I know). I set the printer up via print management, shared it out with all the world, and then tried to add it to Active Directory. ...
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Powershell: Understanding Printer DACLs

I'm attempting to read and eventually write the DACLs for printers shared from my print server. Here's what I have so far, based on scripts found around the internet: $pace = DATA { ...
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Finding printer names, driver and ip addresses off backup image

I just installed a fresh copy of server 2003 and I totally forgot to write down all the ip addresses and printer names to re add them to the new server. I was in a rush due to getting nail with that ...
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Windows - Find Printer Name from IP address

Trying to find the Printer Queue name with IP address. Printer is hosted on a Server. Searched in AD for the IP - but no luck. nbtstat returned the device name, but it does not exist in the AD. I ...
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How to find the printer driver properties

I have 15 print servers in our environment in different offices. Before upgrading of drivers i would like to display a report with the below information. 32 or 64 bit and Driver last installed or ...
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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\...