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Network Print Server Printing Even Pages and Then Odd

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I have installed a new print server running Windows Server 2003, SP1.  There are a variety of printers installed on this server, but most are HP.  Most of the drivers are PCL6.  The workstations that connect to these printers are either W2KSP4 or XPSP2.  

Since installing this new print server, many people have reported that their print jobs print even pages in ascending order first followed by odd pages in descending order.  If the document has an odd number of pages, it will insert a blank page.  Some of these printers have duplexers, others do not.  No one is telling the printers to print in this manner.  I have installed the drivers as I have on all other print servers, the only difference is this server is running W2K3 server vs W2K.
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mcsween earned 250 total points
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This sounds like a printer driver issue and not a windows issue.  I would check the driver settings on the server (Advanced Tab/Printing Defaults button) to make sure some funky option isn't set to tell it to print odd then even.  Also check the default print settings in the application they are using to make sure it isn't telling the printer to do this.  I know MS Office has it's own print settings outside of the printer driver and they take precidence over the driver.
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