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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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Hello, We currently are trying to push printers with Group Policy to our different computer labs. However, it does not seem to be working correctly. When I run a Group Policy Results it shows the policy was successful but it's not adding the correct printer.

We use Papercut so we need print jobs to go to the print server, not direct to the Printer. We also have about 300+ printers we are trying to deploy using group policy.
(YES we have group Policy Loopback turned on for MERGE)

We are doing User config -> Preferences -> control panel settings -> printers
New -> Shared Printer

Here is our setup in screenshots
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We had a power outage in our data center and now since then, our print spool service starts and then stops right away. The only thing I see in the event viewer is an error about the spoolsv.exe file
Any ideas what I need to do?
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Printer win 10User has win 7 and is getting a new win 10 PC

Will his printer move to win 10 Pro  ?
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Is there a way to delete print job buffered in printer not server queue to automatically delete nightly? We have pin enabled printing and planning to find scripting option that could directly remove out of printer pending list.

Scripts would only remove from printer spooler on server not from physical printer queue
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I have 2 HP printers, an Inkjet 2542 and a 4620.   Both were printer perfectly until I changed the black cartridge in one of them.  Now neither will print in black.  All test prints and clean and align print heads print only color.   I have checked all preferences and they all seem correct.   Any ideas?   I am running Windows 7
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I have a Mac that is running Parallels 10.  For some reason, it stopped printing on the Windows 7 side.  I looked at the printers and they all show yellow exclamation marks.  I have checked to make sure that "Add all Mac printers" is enabled.  I even turned that setting off then back on.  I notice that it keeps installing an HP 2800 printer that is not even there.  Any help would be appreciated.
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I purchased a Ricoh MP C307 printer directly rather than going through the Ricoh sales people. It's a brand new printer with new toner, but for some reason it won't print black, we have to change font color to blue in order to print it. I called the seller, he told me I haven't done the setup right and that there is nothing wrong with the printer, he advised me to hire a Ricoh tech to do the proper setup. I've setup 100s of printers in my life time, I am pretty sure there is no magic step that I missed during setup. Would appreciate any tips on how to fix this. Thanks!
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I had this question after viewing get serial number of HP machines and HP monitor.

the above url post helped a lot and i am looking for more whole system inventory like

cpu name serial number,

monitor name serial number,

if any usb printer/scanner/hht  the model and serial number,

any printer connected to COM port like IER printers /LPT oki printers model and serial number.

Keyboard/mouse - model serialnumber.

thanks.
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I NEED AN INFORMATION ON HOW TO RESOLVE THE SERVICE CODE  F2-04  DISPLAYING ON MY PHOCOPIER  SHARP  AR-M276
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Hi all, I'm trying to modify the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\LPDSVC\lpr to improve the number of ports that LPD can use to send print job.
I can't understand why but, on two different server with same configuration  (Windows server 2012), I have different key.
On Developement server the registry key exist and I can add the key "UseNonRFCSourcePorts" in order to improve the number of port, on the Production server the key doesn't exist and I can't understand why.
Anyone can help me?

Regards
Federico
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I am having a probelm with using local usb printers redirected for RDP session. I install the usb printer on the WYSE thin client Win 7 Embedded. The printer works. I then login to the RDP VM using use local resources with RDP session. The redirected printer shows up in the list of printers in the Virtual Machine (Win 10 pro). When selected to print it does not and just gets an error.

I then tried to share the printer on the thin client. I can connect to the printer and install while in the RDP session. It all works fine but as soon as you restart the VM, Thin Client or just logout the printer stops connecting.

Any ideas on using local usb connected printers. While logged into the RDP VM session?
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Hey guys,

We have four C558 printers and a few weeks ago our printers started printing  stacks of paper with random text on them. They will all print around the same time frame at random times with no consistency, sometimes late at night and sometimes early in the morning. The random text includes "Get / HTTP/1.0", "OPTIONS / HTTP/1.0", "versionbind" "HELP" and other random combinations of text.

We reached out to our vendor who handles our printers, and they checked the settings and shut off some excess features that we weren't using. They checked the driver versions for all the printers and they are as they should be. Doing a bit of research online, a few posts mentioned malware being the suspect, I don't believe that to be the case. Unfortunately the logs for the printers are unable to show any details minus the job says PRINTER and document says PRINT.

Since all four of these printers are printing random sheets at a high volume, it is consuming a lot of paper. Any suggestions/help would be appreciated. If you need further details please let me know. Thanks,

Kevin
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Shared Printers was working fine some days ago but now i am facing problem that printers are showing as offline  and in network computers are also not showing .
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HP Office Jet 4650. Changed print cartridges a week ago. Printed test page; had color. No color on any printed docs.

How do I fix?
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hi ama using canonir3570 multi functional machinery while am giving printout threw my network its unable to print,can any one assist me how to work properly with this
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I currently have a C# WCF Service hosted in IIS 8.5  which allows users to print labels. Because the label printers are local printers for each user (USB connection on their laptops) they are forced to open the label in their browser and then click print on each label to print to local label printer. What the users want is for the labels to print automatically without any user intervention but without the printers being networked this does not seem possible - or is it?

Is it possible to use FTP to drop the text files (labels) directly onto the label printer spool queue of the laptop requesting the label?  The Service will have the IP address of each logged in user  but how can I send a file to a spooler rather than a folder and if it can be done can it be done silently ,without any user interaction.

I notice that when I send a label manually to the USB printer on the laptop (Windows 7 64bit) there are two files populated into c:/windows/system32/spool/PRINTERS. a SHD file type and a SPL file type. Is there any way of generating these two file for  the label text file to be printed?
 
I assume that a common FTP Site would need to be configured on each laptop for this to work. Appreciate any guidance and/or examples I can get.

regards
Pat
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we have a domain controller 2008 and numbers of printers ,
all printer connected to Paper Cut server ,
when i scan to file throw the Toshiba printer e studio 657 meet a problems.
the data that's scanned sometimes arrived and more than one time didn't and it may be arrived with 0 kilobyte
from top access throw the logs it appears "Specified network path is invalid. Check destination path"
any one have Experience in this field give me advice..
any way thanks a lot .
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We have a complex set of spreadsheets that a tedious adjusted for columns widths. We print the finished product to a PDF file. HOWEVER, it now appears when someone prints directly to an HP printer, all of the column widths that are wider than 1.00 are slightly reduced. Is there a way to "lock" the column widths so Excel does not change them when someone happens to print to a different printer.
And no, when you change back to the PDF driver, the column widths do not return to their original setting!
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Hello

When I  connect my printer to pc and want to install this message appear
USB device not recognized one of the usb device attached to this computer has malfunctioned
I search internet and do different solutions but not solved
My USB port,cable,printer,....is safe
I connect USB printer to several ports and the same message appear
we have another printer with the same type and when we connect it to pc does not have this problem
I was connect printer to new pc but this error repeat
Thank you so much
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hi guy am having a thermal printer tpe 220 it has been giving me problems getting drivers can you please help on the same
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Hello once again.

I have a problem with HP LaserJet Pro M402dne. Users are unable to print although printer is ready and everything is absolutely OK.

Symptoms:
Everything is set as it should be. The printer is available and ready. When user wants to print anything, a little pop-up message box shows up saying that the document was send to the printer and it's printing. But the document doesn't show up in the printer queue.
If I, as administrator, want to display Printer preferences window, this window shows up just for a second and disappears immediately.

Solution:
I have to delete the printer, prepare drivers to be deleted, stop Print Spooler service, and after I start Print Spooler I have to immediately click on Delete button to delete the driver.

I don't mint to do this once over a time. But this happens on this computer and printer every week. Do you know any permanent solution?

Thank you.
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Hi,
We don't use the Universal printer driver!
I have some old citrix servers (win 2008R2 std) where all the drivers where loaded; in fact there was no printing policy in place at one point and all the drivers were autocreated!
We built some new servers (win 2008 R2 std) and now and we set a new policy to block autocreated drivers and also added a policy to to map the default printer too in the Citrix session.
I used XPDM (Xenapp Printer Driver Manager) to replicate the drivers to all the servers (from the old ones to the new built ones).
I still have some AX user that cannot see the printers or see them but cannot print when connected to one of the new built servers?!!!
Now when I point any of those users to one of the old Citrix servers he can print successfully!
I even replicated all the drivers i found on one of the old server that print successfully to a new server and still have printing  issues!
What is the problem???
Could it be possible that this tool shows the replication done but in fact it is not?
I haven't tried to install the driver manually on one of the new machines to verify that, but that would be a good test i guess to install it manually after it has been replicated and see if that works!
Thanks for your help.
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Hi,

I was setting up a network toshiba printer for one of the user. I accessed the printer by using IP address on web interface.

For some reason i changed the domain name.

Now i am unable to access the printer settings.

IP address which was associated to printer do not come under ARP (in CMD) anymore.

I have no idea what went wrong.

Is there anyway i can access that printer without using IP address?

Also i am unable to ping that ip addres.
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I have a printer that is printing a huge job and many and I can not cancel it. I think someone has a tcp ip connection to it.  it could be any PC of hundreds.  
is there a piece of hardware I can attach to the drop to clear all the jobs.  I
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Hi Geeks,

I have cisco WS-C2960X-24PS-L x 2 (without stacking module)
Now the requirement is specific as below.

We will have
-two separate physical networks, i would use 1 switch for each network (if required connectivity between them later i may connect them with trunk)

-Net 1 will to connect to internet
-Net 2 for internal users, total needed about 10 vlans (users, servers , printers, mgmt etc...)
-there will be SMA TV servers, so need multicast for TV channel streaming
-intervlan routing is required

Now I heard there are many limitations for above switch, like L3 how many routes supported, what multicast features supported etc...

1) Appreciate your best suggestions for IP schema design/configuration help in this environment.
2) Some specific questions for my curiosity
     -how many L3 routes I need for each vlan if i have 10 vlans , does the management vlan / default route count in number of L3
     routes ?
     -does the multicast protocol properly pass through normal trunks links ?
     -what would be the best IP schema for this ?
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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.