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There is a printer that is on the network and it keeps "pausing".  How do I code a script to "unpause" this printer?  I would like the script to run every 2 minutes.  

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It is a windows network and all cpu's are running Windows XP.
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Does

net print \\server\printername /release

work if you do that manually?
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I tried running that line of code and got this error...

NET PRINT
\\computername\sharename
          [\\computername] job# [/HOLD | /RELEASE | /DELETE]
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Ok, so I used the correct syntax and it works for any print job... But how do I unpause the printer itself?
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Sorry, it seems that I missed the Job ID part...
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If you've got XP, give this script a try:

   http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/prnqctl.mspx?mfr=true

cscript %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\prnqctl.vbs -m [-s RemoteComputer] -p PrinterName [-u UserName -w Password]
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