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A printer is a peripheral which makes a persistent human readable representation of graphics or text on paper or similar physical media. Traditional printers are being used more for special purposes, like printing photographs or artwork, and are no longer a must-have peripheral; 3D printing has become an area of intense interest, allowing the creation of physical objects. An image scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Hand-held scanners, where the device is moved by hand, have evolved from text scanning "wands" to 3D scanners used for industrial design, reverse engineering, test and measurement, orthotics, gaming and other applications.

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I'm having to decommission a server, I've been trying to find out how to change the site server within the printer itself. Does anyone have any idea since I can't get any concrete answers.

Thanks
Alex
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We have a Windows 7 machine (Dell that is several years old) that has a HP LaserJet 4000 connected to it via a Parallel to USB adapter.

Just recently it showed up as the dreaded UNKNOWN DEVICE under Devices and Printers.  (It had been working flawlessly for years.)

We have tried to move it to a different USB without any success and can't seem to find a way to delete it is completely from the computer and reinstall the driver and USB instance.

How can we make Windows 7 "forget this printer ever existed" and try to install it again? (The only options to fix it are troubleshoot it which doesn't work.)

(PS We have tried the printer and adapter on another computer with Windows 7 and it works!)
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

            I have a question regarding a printout I got from the following link https://www.mtsu.edu/hrs/benefits/components/2015NewBeginningEEPresentation.pdf.  Basically, the background or backdrop of each page printed is black.  While I can clearly read the text in the foreground, I am wondering if there is a way of having a clean or white background with black text in the foreground.

            Any feedback given in response to this question will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

            George
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Hi guys and gals has anyone had exposure to setting up scan to email using an HP Color Laser Jet Pro MFP M455fnw?

I just want to know if I need to contact the ISP to setup an additional outbound email address to assign the printer.
Also the ISP is Verizon does anyone know the correct SMTP and port number for sending?

Any help would be appreciated.
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I'm moving my print server from a server 2008r2 VM to server 2016.  I've set up the new server and gave the printers the same names they had on the old print server.  I then created a group policy to deploy the printers from the new server which worked fine.  Now I want to change the users default printer from the old server to the new server.  For example, change the default from \\DC1\printer1 to \\DC2\printer1.  I stole this powershell script below from another thread and modified it for my environment:

$DefaultPrinter = Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows" -name Device
if ($DefaultPrinter.Device -eq "\\dc1\Printer1,winspool,Ne13:") { Set-ItemProperty  -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows" -name Device -Value "\\DC2\Printer1,winspool,Ne26:" }

I manually ran the first line on my PC "$DefaultPrinter = Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows" -name Device" to get the value for the current default printer, then I pasted that info into the "if ($DefaultPrinter.Device -eq" part of the second line, using the same method I manually set \\DC2\printer2 as my default printer, then ran the Get-ItemProperty line again to find out the name of the new default printer, then pasted that info into the Set-ItemProperty section in the second line of the script.  I'm cannibalizing and learning simultaneously so there's some guessing involved.  This …
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Is there a way to print a booklet in MS Publisher using Legal paper? I'm using MS Publisher 2007. I've set it up such that it is using a customized template  in landscape mode with 7" x 8.5 sides. I can work on it fine but when I try printing it doesn't come out properly. My printer supports duplex printing.
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Printers pushed thru group policy...

I have server 2012 R2 domain controllers and windows 10 machines.  We push three network printers with GP.  the paths are simple, as in  \\printerserver\printername and they get pushed to everyone.

I have a windows 10 user who is not getting the printers.  gpresult shows that the policy is applied, but they are not showing in the devices and printers.

I've reviewed the GP, just to make sure it's written correctly.  I've pasted the printer path into the search bar on the PC and it opens the queue, but no printers in devices and printers.

I'm going to start looking closer, but I like to post here and get feedback while I'm looking.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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I have a Canon DR-9080C scanner that is still a work horse today even tho is it 14 years old.   I lost the install CD that came with Canon Capture Pro plus.  Canon no longer supplies this software.   Any idea of a inexpensive or free Twain compatible scanner software..  I need to scan multiple pages and it save as one document.
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HP printers suddenly go offline.
 
Recently three client computers running Windows 10 with HP printers have had the printers not reconnect after a reboot.  Have to go into Devices and Printers and add the printer every time.  The fix here is setting the printers up with a static ip address or via usb cable.  In one case the computer doesn't see the printer when connected via usb cable.  
That this suddenly started happening in the past few months seems like too much of a coincidence.  I suspect it has something to do with the HP direct feature or a Windows 10 update.
 
I’ve found many online discussions with people saying this has happened to them, but I haven’t found any discussions pointing to it being a recent problem added by HP or by Windows.  The client whose Windows system can’t see the USB connection had had his HP printer for about five years. This began happening a month ago. I had him pull out the usb cord and try in various ports.  No luck.
 
I work mainly from home. Most of my clients are older people. They aren’t computer literate.  This fellow lives a half an hour from me so I’ll be able to drive over and set up the static ip. Have any of you seen this suddenly popping up with your clients?  Can you find anything pointing to it being due to a recent change in HP software or Windows 10?  
Thanks,
Alan
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Hi,

I have a question regarding redirected printers on a terminal server.

I installed the correct printer driver, but it always uses the Easy Print driver. I already deactivated the "use easy print first" gpo.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance!

Bernhard
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Hi,

I have a question regarding redirected printers on a terminal server.

How do I set different print settings than on the client?

Thank you in advance!
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my excel [office 2010] has suddenly lost all of my printers.

when i try to print it says 'no printers installed'.

when i click add printer, it pops up a message saying:
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Find in the Directory
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The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable.
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OK  
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win7pro64
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I'm trying to use WIA to scan multiple pages through the document feeder. I can access the scanner, connect to the scanner, and even actually scan but it doesn't quite work as expected. If I have more than one page in the document feeder the scanner scans all pages at once and then creates a single image that is only the first page. I'm following the examples from here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/edaa6de7-e372-4b57-89a5-dd74c5f30983/adf-scanning-using-wia-only-one-image-saved?forum=csharpgeneral

There seems to be some reference to other people experiencing the same problem and a link to a supposed solution here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/261820

Unfortunately, that link is dead so I'm hoping someone here might have a clue. How do I get the scanner to actually scan multiple pages rather than feed them all but only scan the first one?
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Hello I have a windows 7 system that is printing to a Lanier MP 2554 printer but stuck on double sided print. Each time the user prints they have to go in and un-check the box for double sided printing, I have have tried a few things with no luck to turn double side printing off to this printer with no luck.... Any suggestions
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I have Zebra GK420 D network printer which is not picking up up address. I have installed zebra utilities and attached the printer with usb and could print. Gave the IP address using static method . 100% sure , IP address is not being used by anything else. But printer is not getting picked up by IP address and printing blank label instead of network configuration detail.
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Brother HL-L6200 series printer on Windows 7 machine.  The install software fails on all parts of the installation and requests restart, which is of no help.  I have run CHKDSK /r and then SFC.  SFC finds almost everything corrupt and cannot repair.  The system is running flawlessly for the client, but cannot print to the new network printer.  The same install media was used on 5 other computers and worked just fine.  The install media is the latest downloaded from Brother website.  The antivirus is Trend Micro Worry Free Biz Security.  The hard drive was replaced a couple years ago, due to failure of the original.  It was cloned and has worked flawless since then, which it still is with this one exception.  I have uninstalled all previous Brother software, and run CCleaner before the last restart.  I am going to run Windows Repair Toolkit at next chance.
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I have a user who needs to print out the contents of 30 worksheets one sided. She is using an Olivetti d-Color MF222  which prints out duplex by default. Even though she changes the setting to one-sided it defaults back to duplex. Any idea on how she can set up  the printer to just print one sided?
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Hi team, I’ve been tasked with having to export to CSV a list of all our network printers, detailing location and and it address
We have x 2 windows 2012 R2 print servers, these are all Fuji Xerox MFD and we have equictrac
Can you provide me with a link to a PowerShell script that can output this information please, we not in a position to purchase some expensive 3rd party tool to do this
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Our laserjet 5si printer is  20 years old, but the boss loves it. Over 500,000 pages have been printed and it still works very well and print cartridges are practically free.,

I  have set up our SamsComputer which is new  Dell Inspiron windows 10 pro desktop.  

I cannot connect it to the 5si printer because this  computer's windows 10 does not have a printer driver for any model of laserjet 5. Refreshing the driver list with the  printer update button added a dozen printers, but still no Laserjet 5 entries.

Strangely, about 5 months ago I installed JanesComputer which is a different model Inspiron desktop, and had absolutely no trouble connecting to that same printer. (It continues to work just fine.)

The HP website's most recent download is from 2002, and does not work.  

If found several potential drivers at other websites,  but I am reluctant to use  non HP sources.

I am  getting desperate, so I tried copying the repository driver from JanesComputer to SamsComputer c:\BobsTemp\prnhp001.inf.  I use "have disk" and pointed it to the .inf file.  That  showed laserjet 5/5m, which I selected.  The install then failed with an file not found message, but it did not name the fmissing file.

I
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The OS is Windows 7 pro and a Fujitsu 6130 Scanner WAS installed and working correctly. Now the usual method is not working via a scanning application provided by Fujitsu. The device shows up as unknown under manage devices in my computer and indicates the best driver for the device is already installed. The device can be right-clicked via printer and devices. It will then scan but no configuration options and scans to a tiff document and not a needed pdf.  I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Same issue. I used the lastest driver bundle from Fujitsu Support as well as the USB hotfix provided. Anyone has any clue what to do to at this point?  I
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Client is using LogMeIn remoting service to access remote computers that are running a clinic app with Filemakerpro as a key component.  Through that arrangement, they are printing locally; in this case, prescriptions.

The LogMeIn system nicely sets up printers that are local to the user and remote to the application (note I've flipped "local" and "remote" here!).
Like this:
User remotes into application computer and runs the application.
User, via the app and remoting software, prints "remotely" (from the app computer) back to the client's computer environment.

The printer in question is networked and working fine.
It shows up on the remote app as a LogMeIn remoted printer.

Here is the problem:
Occasionally, prescriptions won't print at all .. I've been able to deal with that.
However, the next thing is that the prescriptions print off to the right edge off the paper and what is printed is mirrored.

I've fixed this before but it's been so long that I can't even find the solution any longer.
I have enabled Force Bitmap Printing to get the printing to work at all.
Now, my notes say: "will only print prescriptions using Java in order to avoid "mirroring".  I can't find any reference to that.  It's NOT about programming anything with Java I can tell you that!  I'm sure it's a selection but where?

This time I'll write it down... promise.
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One of our clients is using 2 Konica Minoltas and are scanning to email, but this past week the copiers suddenly stopped sending. The error they get is Log: Broadcast, event: error. I've spoken to our email vendor and all of the settings on the scanners are correct, but they still will not scan to email. It will scan to file just fine, only email is the issue. Thoughts?
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A user was trying to print to a network connect HP LaserJet 2035n but could not.  They've been able to use this printer without fail for years now.

The user is running Windows 10 Pro Build 17763.

There were some oddities when trying to print to this printer.  Control Panel showed the printer online, the user can PING and access the printer's web interface.  When trying to do a test print from the printer's preferences window in Control panel, the panel would just vanish.  Nothing gets stuck in cue, nothing shows up in the spooler foler, the printer shows no response.  When trying to do a test print from Notepad, not pad closes when the printer is selected.  There are no error logs for this.  Word acts like the printer is there, allows you to send a print but flashes a dialogue box that looks like it's trying to tell you that the printer is offline, but it vanishes real quick.  Word does not crash.

I uninstalled the driver package in device manager and rebooted the PC.  I downloaded the driver from HP's site.  When trying to run the installer package, it crashes immediately with the following three lines in the application log:

Profile notification of event Unload for component {B31118B2-1F49-48E5-B6F5-BC21CAEC56FB} failed, error code is See Tracelogging for error details. 

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Profile notification of event Load for component {B31118B2-1F49-48E5-B6F5-BC21CAEC56FB} failed, error code is See Tracelogging for error details. 

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"Event Load" …
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I have a Xerox AltaLink C8030 printer in the office and most of the computers are Windows-based but we have one MacBook(MacOs X High Sierra). I want that printer to be set up as it is for Windows computers. I set up 4 logical printers pointing to one physical printer, the first one is set up to print one side Black/White, the second one is set up for one side but in Colour, the third one is set up for 2sided Black/White and the fourth one is set up for 2sided Colour. I've read on the Apple support site that the options depend on software that you use but my question is whether there is a way to set up this printer as I mentioned above no matter what software we use since it's not a problem in Windows.
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2 Window 2012 R2 Data Center
Windows Print Server
Kemp Load Balancer.
VMware ESXI 6.5

The two Windows 2012 R2 Servers run Print Services.
On the Kemp I created the service to Load Balance the Print Servers.

I created a new Print server on each Server with the Name of the Service I created on Kemp TGCSPS-VIP  

When I create the printers on the Print Server TGCSPS-VIP it also adds them to the default Print Server

Is there any one delete the default print server.  Only way I found is to uninstall Printer Server Role.

Can I create a Printer server using the Name of my Service from the Kemp?


I found this article to setup Print Server on a Kemp
http://www.loadbalancer.org/blog/load-balancing-microsoft-print-server/


Any ideas

Thanks

Tom
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Printers and Scanners

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A printer is a peripheral which makes a persistent human readable representation of graphics or text on paper or similar physical media. Traditional printers are being used more for special purposes, like printing photographs or artwork, and are no longer a must-have peripheral; 3D printing has become an area of intense interest, allowing the creation of physical objects. An image scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Hand-held scanners, where the device is moved by hand, have evolved from text scanning "wands" to 3D scanners used for industrial design, reverse engineering, test and measurement, orthotics, gaming and other applications.