Solved

Network Print Server Printing Even Pages and Then Odd

Posted on 2007-03-20
1
272 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
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.
0
Comment
Question by:hrtit
1 Comment
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
mcsween earned 250 total points
ID: 18759497
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.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question