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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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my OS is win 10 pro 64 bit and my printer is a HP OfficeJet 8600 Pro.  My printer driver got corrupted somehow and I tried to reinstall the software from HP, but I seem to get so many unwanted programs, and not the plain driver.  I have also searched the web and they all come bundled with lots of junk.  Do anyone of the experts know a site where I can download just the program I need for my OS.  thank u.
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Hi guys, we a small remote site with a PC and printer there, we have a firewall there just for the VPN for Printing. Is there anyway we can set this up to work without needing vpn?
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I have a Canon Pixma MG6853.

I've can't seem to get it to work via wifi on Windows 10.
It worked for two days approximately just when I bought it and set it up and then suddenly stopped.

It works via:
USB
Wifi on Windows 7 laptop

Printer is connected succesfully to wireless network.
My two Win 10 devices cannot ping the printer either.

What I tried:
Assign a fixed IP address on router -> printer receives new IP after reboot
Disabled IPv6 on printer
Disabled (obviously) Antivirus and Firewall on laptop
Played around with sharing settings on winodws
Uninstalled and reinstalled Wifi adapter drivers
Updated Wifi adapter drivers

I cannot find connect to the printer using the Canon driver installer utility nor via the classic TCP/IP wizard from Windows.
IP address is 100% correct as I can ping it and use it on a Windows 7.

Am I missing something here?

One Windows 10 is 1607 and the other is 1703.
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Hi, All - I am a budding FileMaker developer, and I have a new client who wants a POS system The first challenge I need to solve is how do I get the cash drawer to open.

My research has shown I can get Troi Serial but I am hoping to open the drawer natively, or at least perhaps using 360 Scriptmaster plugins send a windows shell command.

The printers are Epson TM-T20, The operating system of the POS tills are Windows 10.

Any guidance is very appreciated.

Thanks!
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Hi,
I'm here to pick your brains and find out how you perform the following tasks at your sites.
  1. Workstation Maintenance
  2. Workstation Windows Updates
  3. Workstation Driver Updates
  4. Workstation Installing Windows 10
  5. Login Scripts that include installing printers and configuring Outlook, McAfee, etc.
How do you perform these tasks and what are you using and how are you using.
I'm at a small site where there are about 50-55 workstations and I've managed them manually on a quarterly schedule.
I'm now looking at best utilities and practices to perform the tasks listed.

Thanks,
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Recently it has been noticed that laptops at one of our sites are incorrectly detecting directory printers. What I am talking about is when you attempt to add printers and select "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer" then Windows performs a search of devices and returns a list. Sometimes this list returns only the printers that are published from the printer server at that AD-Site. The very next search can return the printers from all sites.

The IP address of the laptop doesn't change, the IP subnets for the laptop, printers, and print servers are all correctly configured for the Site. The location entry for the AD site matches those of the printers and the site the device thinks it a member of is correct. My first thought was that the wireless IP range for the network wasn't assigned a site but was wrong.

I guess I'm looking for any insight as to how this is intended to work as so I have an idea where to look next. Process monitor doesn't provide much assistance.
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I have a single Exchange 2013 box running all roles on a VM. It’s been in place for years and we haven’t made any recent changes. I built a FrontendTransport receive connector to allow selected internal and external servers to relay anonymously. This has been in place for years as well and nothing has changed recently. In the middle of the day one day last week mail suddenly stopped relaying from internal servers and printers. Any servers on a different subnet relay just fine. Incoming and outgoing mail works as expected. When I point the internal servers to the outside IP address for the Exchange server, and add their external IP address to the relay connector the mail flows fine.

I used ADSI Edit to verify that Anonymous Logon had “Accept any Sender” selected. I have restarted the server and the Transport service many times and even deleted and recreated the receive connector. I cannot telnet into the server from the LAN either. I get a “421 4.3.2 System not accepting network messages” error. I can connect and send mail via telnet from the Exchange server itself. There is not any AV software installed on the Exchange server. I have tried turning off, turning on and disabling the firewall. I even created a rule to allow port 25 separate from all of the Exchange rules. I cannot figure out what’s happened here. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
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when I print the WhatToPrint file I get the printed file.  the printer seems to be only printing in a 3x4 print area.
WhatToPrint.jpg
Printed.pdf
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We currently use a Print Script to install and map printers to all users on log in, but are toying with the idea of using Deployed Printers GPO, what have people found the pros and cons of using the two methods above?

Basically we are after a few options...
1. Speed up log in times
2. Make print deployment and management alot easier
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Hi All, I am trying to install printer Canon 5500 on windows 2012 server, i have created a group policy under users, then in Print Management i have deployed it through the wizard "Deploy with Group Policy".
Printer is appearing under Deployed printers, but it doesn't show up on any of the computers.
What I am missing?
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When opening a .jpg/.tiff or similar file that is attached to an Outlook 2010 message; it opens the file in Windows Photo Viewer with the message "please wait while the printer sends information to windows" which never goes away, the print button is grayed out. This happens for all available printers including network printers, local IP printers, and Adobe PDF.

Saving the file to the Desktop, opening with Windows Photo Viewer, and selecting print works without any issue.

I have tried the following:
Rename %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers to Printers.old
Rename %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Drivers\w32x86 to w32x86.old
Restarted Print Spooler service
Disabled DEP and previewers in Outlook
Reinstalled print drivers for network printers and Adobe
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Hello I have a M-POS Barcode Scanner. (M-POS -300-SR2013)
I want to remove the carriage return from this.

Can anyone help me?
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I have been asked to create a Scan Statistics database here at our small non-profit organization for two scan operators in a split database. We are using Access 2016.

My skill set in VBA is beginner, and I am afraid I am a little overwhelmed with it , but am trying to get some VBA skills as it looks like it makes Access soar !

The goal is to update on a daily basis what the scan operator did that day. In the attached database, see f_Scan_Batch_Details.

On the form I have some command buttons. Here are the goals:

Clicking on the command button "1.  Select the scan folder", allows the scan operator to select the Main folder name,where they did their scans for the day.

The scan operator fills out the following fields:

Scan Operator
Scan Date
Scan Start Time  ( Can  "Scan Start Time" be extracted from the earliest scan in the folder instead of data entry by the scan operator ? )
Scan End Time   ( Can  "Scan End Time" be extracted from the earliest scan in the folder instead of data entry by the scan operator ? )
Scanner Used
Notes

After the fields in yellow have been filled in, I would like the scan operator to press the second command button to do  required counts and calculations and actions to provide the following statistics and update all of the tables with the appropriate Foreign Key.

The relationships  are:

Table Relationships

CountFiles was working originally, before normalization attempt by me, thanks to help from Bill Prew.

I …
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No comments, but we're still running WordStar v.7 as our main word processor. We operate the 32-bit version of Windows 10, and we physically print letters from WordStar via a PCL driver (mapped to shared Windows printers). This works fine with all of our printers except one - our Canon iR4570 copier.

Our main copier has just gone to the wall, so we're down to only one LaserJet that can carry out this function. Obviously I want a bit more redudency than this.

We run Wordstar as a legacy app through the ntvdm.exe process we've installed with Windows 10 32-bit. If I send a print job via PCL to the iR4570 it generally never prints anything, and the touch-screen concole becomes unusable. It is like it is running a corrupt process that is consuming all memory and/or CPU cycles . The only way to recover is to physically switch the iR4570 off.

On very rare occasions, it does start printing, but just junk text comes out - either filing the page, or just a couple of letters at the top of each page. It'll print until the trays are empty.

If I print to the iR4570 via PostScript from Wordstar, it is absolutely fine. HOWEVER, PostScript fonts are slightly bolder, and it doesn't look quite right for our requirements.

The iR4570 has a pretty much identical firmware to our other copier that went to wall, and which handled this all fine with PCL printing, day in day out, until it's demise. I'm hopeful there is something just not right in the settings I can flush out - but before…
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Hello -

we are in the process of scanning thousands of documents in no particular order all into one folder. I am looking for a solution where I can import the PDF documents to a database or any kind of software that would make them searchable (kind of like Google Drive). And once I found the documents I want to be able to give it tags and categorize it.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!

Martin Gerlach
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I have a brand new workstation with OEM Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit OS installed with IE11. I have a browser-based application hosted on our server for HRMS which has English and Arabic Section. When I print anything from this application, the English Section prints fine, however Arabic doesn't. Its garbled text with boxes and alphabets as in the below image. Same happens when i read a SmartCard and save the information as PDF Document, the arabic part is garbled. What could be causing the issue and if anyone has faced this earlier, how can this be resolved? Arabic Language Pack has been installed on the PC as well. Arabic_Print.png
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When connected via RemoteApp (on server 2016) to our application, users click print icon and get the print dialog. The dialog chooses the correct printer but add the checkmark in "No printer", which the user then has to remove to enable printing. Doing so for 100 prints is a bother.

How do I remove the checkmark? In CR I've removed the "no printer" checkmark. I've used a dummy printer that doesn't exist on either my system or remote host, to force CR to use the proper default printer. I've also tried setting the "no printer" checkmark, just as a test.

Is there something going on when RemoteApp server assigns printers? We had some trouble where local default printer wasn't transferred to server, so it defaulted to Windows PDF Writer instead...

Was using older version of CR, but making changes on the trial version: SAP Crystal Reports 2016 SP 4.

Any help?
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Scenario:
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We have 2 sites linked by a site-to-site VPN. The remote site all run HP T420 thin clients and connect to a windows 2012 R2 terminal server at the main site. Currently we have network printers installed locally on each thin client, which appear as redirected printers on the terminal server (which becomes their default printer). Printing through printer redirection is extremely slow.. and can take 2 minutes per print. Each thin client has its own network printer it should print to in the same room.
We also have these printers installed on the terminal server through the VPN, and printing using this method is instant.

Problem:
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Staff in the offices move around and can sit at any desk on any day, so I need to somehow link each thin client to it's respective printer no matter who logs in. I have tried setting a script to launch when each thin client logs in via RDP, which sets the default printer to the printer being called in the script, but for whatever reason I am not able to launch any script or applications when a machine connects via RDP. ("Access is denied The initial Program cannot be started {path to script}"


If anyone has a better suggestion of how I can have a thin client linked to a single printer, or know why I can't start applications on server 2012 r2 when connecting via RDP I would appreciate it.

Thanks
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I have a client who has VPN tunnels back to their main location for each client to access via RDP.  They then map their local printers to the server.  One location is having issues.  From the server you can ping the PC that the printer is directly connected to and shared from, however you cannot map the printer.  I have checked the share Printers and Clipboard check boxes in the Local Resources tab of the RDP settings. The local printer is connected via a USB, it is an HP LaserJet P3010 Series.  The PC is Windows 8.1, the server is Windows Server 2008 R2 x64.
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removed the printer
had client unplug it and plug it back in (to load the driver from the device itself)
still won't print
downloaded the basic print driver from the HP website and installed it
we don't get the "Printer is in an error state" message anymore, but the print jobs just fail immediately
- repaired restore points
- performed backups
- performed repairs
printer still gives error message "Printer is in Error State"
will print if he reboots the printer first, but still gives that error message
if he doesn't reboot it first it just sits in the queue and fails
Printer is showing - Attention required - under Devices and Printers.
Restarted spooler, power cycled printer.
Tested. Successful
Printing is successful, however, an error message will pop up saying that there is an error printing the file.
RE-installed printer. Tested. Still printing successful, still an error pop up saying it couldn't print.
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A friend has an HP 4330. There was an earlier paper jam which I cleared, I printed a test page & all that (Windows 10).

I am trying to print form Adobe Acrobat ( a .pdf). It says printing, then a message comes that says HP4330 is in an error state.

I looked it up on Google, found a "hard" restart (so called), unplug all cords, power, wait 60 seconds, etc. Did all that, no change.

Now even the print test page fails.

Any ideas?
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Server: Windows Server 2008 R2
Clients: Windows 10

I am using Print Management and deploying with a Machine-GPO.

I can see the printers through applications like Word, Outlook and Adobe Reader. They do not show up in Devices and Printers through the "old control panel" or Devices in the new control panel.

This is only happening some computers, not all. It is not specific to make or model of desktop.
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I am trying to install a driver for a Laser plotter on a Win 10 machine. Got into this issue. From the Device Manager, I am trying to "Update Driver", window popped up with the following:

"Windows Encountered a problem installing the drivers for your device"

Windows found drivers for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install"

USB Serial Port

The installation of this device is forbidden by system policy. Contact your system Administrator."

I have Admin rights to this machine.

Can someone please advise what can i do to bypass that msg?

Thanks
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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.