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Working on Printers GPO

Please bear with me, when it comes to printers, I'm probably about as useful as a bull in a china shop on top of the fact I Inherited a pretty chaotic setup that I am overhauling. I have a printer ...
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Where are these printers coming from in "Devices and Printers?"

EDIT: I think it is coming from HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Printers\ConvertUserDevModesCount. I see all of the original and new printer connections listed in here as well as a ton of repeating \\CSR|<...
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Printer GPO Error Code '0x80070bcb'

When trying to deploy label printers via GPO, I am receiving the error of Group Policy Object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070bcb The specified printer driver was not found on ...
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How to connect local printer to AWS RDP and then expose to network

What I want to achieve is Connect my home printer to a RDP in AWS then expose that printer to AWS VPC so any device connected to that VPC can send print jobs to the home printer. What I don't want is ...
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Unable to deploy printers via GPO User Configuration after Windows update KB5005033 got installed ("Do you trust this printer?" issue)

Recent (2021-08-10) KB5005033 Windows update actually brings this issue back to life by forcing admins only to install printer drivers (and thus, not allowing printer distribution via User ...
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Windows GPO printer deployment not appearing for new profiles

Old printers that have always deployed via Print Management > Deploy via GPO are now not deploying for new profiles. the only Changes have been to my Settings GPO with regard to PrintNightmare and ...
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How to make printers installed by GPO/GPP have server-side settings?

I have a Windows Server 2019 domain controller which has some network printers installed using TCP/IP Port 9100 and publishes all of those printers as shares. The important thing to note is that while ...
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How to connect Brother MFC-L2720DW from the laptop or connected by wire or through Wi-Fi?

(I have very low experience with local networks. I need to connect the shared printer...) The Brother MFC-L2720DW printer allows 3 ways to print: through USB cable, through wired LAN (patch cable, ...
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Allow User's to clear print queue for themselves but not other users?

From what I understand, enabling allow on "manage documents" on the printer security tab will allow users to clear the queue for themselves and others... Is there a way to have them retain ...
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Printing remotely to a remote location through vpn

We have set a VPN in the office using WatchGuard Mobile VPN with SSL through port 444. It is working fine but we have a requirement which I'vevbeen told cannot be done. We want that someone that is ...
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How to configure a server to support 10-20 hp thin clients [closed]

Please I need step by step instructions on how to configure and connect hp thin clients to a window 7 and 8 server. I also need step by step instructions on how to connect POS thermal printer to the ...
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Shared Printer on Windows 10

My company is upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7. One computer has a printer locally connected to it while other computers would connect remotely. Post 10 Upgrade, only an admin, myself, is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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