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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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printer ports disappeared under print management console on windows 2008 r2 server. If i reboot i can see it for few minutes. any help would be great.
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Scanning to folder SMB on Ricoh MP C2003 does not work. The logs only say: Output Failure or Timed Out. We have Dell Vostro laptop with Windows 10 Pro. It is the latest built on ly with built-in Windows Defender now. I have shared the folder in the root of C drive and allowed Everyone full access for both sharing and security options. We have UAC on. I tried setting up scanning to folder with IP address rather than hostname. I tried disabling Windows Firewall. I tried setting up scanning to folder on Ricoh with the admin username and password for Windows 10 laptop as well as Everyone without password for Windows 10 laptop. We have all the latest drivers on the laptop.

It does work on the other Windows 10 laptops although I did not set them up. I thought I mirrored all of the settings from the laptops which have it working. Not sure why it does not work. I do suspect SMB group policy changing in Windows 10 but wanted to ask first what you think.
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trying to print a document and the first page prints really tiny in the upper left corner.  only on our Konica Minolta printer.  I could not see what the solution was to the same question.
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Dell pc running Windows 10 pro.  All current updates installed, including Windows and Fujitsu.  Fujitsu scanner (fi-7160) loses WIA connectivity every evening while pc is not in use (user logs out of Windows and turns scanner off before going home).  The next morn, when user tries to scan document (using any scan app) error says can not connect to scanner.  When you try to double click scanner within Devices and Printers, error says something about No WIA connection, need to install WIA drivers.  When you try to restart the WIA service, receive error that WIA is in use and can not be restarted.

Current temp fix is:
1.  Task Manager - End Task - Service Host:  Windows Image Aquisition
2.  Restart WIA Service

I also can not replicate issue during the day by following user end of day proceidure, so am driven to think something is occurring during the evening within Windows that is causing the issue.  Also, temp uninstalled A/V to test to no avail.

Would love to figure out why this happens every evening so we don't have to temp fix every morning.

Thank you!
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i have tried the replacing new cartridge, full service for copier, clean all sensors and i also rested the copier but it didn't work,
Please give me the solution for this problem.
Thanks
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Hi

I have a Symbol LS4278 scanner. I can set this scanner up with the carriage return. This works fine if I was in excel as when it scans it then jumps on the next line - it moves downwards.

The issue is I am scanning barcodes into an ERP application. I want the cursor to move down to the next line after I scan but what happens is that it moves to the next field to the right as if I pressed Tab.

How can I get the barcode to move downwards in my application. Is there a specific barcode to scan to make it move down rather than to the right.

thanks
Mike
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Having an odd printing issue, essentially the printer is only printing out part of a document, or a blank page. So for example it's printing a page that has a table on it - it will print the table grid lines out, but no writing on the page. Even a windows test page prints out blank.

This started after replacing the computer a few weeks ago. Previously Win 7 pro, now Win 10 pro. The printer is a Kyocera FS-1100 series printer.

Initially for the first couple of weeks it printed fine with no issue, then last week i shared out the printer and added the 32 bit drivers, so a laptop could print to it. All worked fine for 24 hours, then we hit this issue. After countless attempts at removing the drivers, upgrading to the latest drivers, removing the printer, restarting the print spooler service etc, i ended up rolling back with system restore to the day before, and installing the latest version of the drivers and it was ok. At the time i put it down to maybe having a newer 64 bit driver and an older 32 bit driver installed side by side.

Fast forward a week - and it's doing the same thing again. I'm at some what of a loss as to whats causing this.. i've just deleted the print driver - like deleted the printer, then gone into print management and removed the actual driver - and recreated the printer with freshly downloaded drivers, and it's still not working. I really don't want to have to go all the way back onsite again to do a system restore again.

As far as i can see …
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I'm trying to setup a group policy for deploying certain printers to my users but it seems like the policies are not getting applied (on a per machine level, like suggested in this article: https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/77664-so-you-need-to-deploy-printers-with-group-policy-windows-2012-r2) ...

I'm a also a bit confused about WHERE a policy needs to be linked exactly in order to be applied!?

Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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I am trying to install a new print driver on my print server which is also Domain Controller.
But it ends with error "Unable to install xxxx, type 3 - user Mode, x64 driver. The data is invalid.
OS is windows server 2012 R2.
The same driver can install on other server with same OS.
I tried some one more print model too and got same error. So i believe its something like restrictions.
Can anyone experience it before? any solution?
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Outlook 2010 printer not ready error.  User receives a "Printer Not Ready" error whenever trying to print an email and/or attachments from 2 specific users within the same organization.  All other users emails and attachments print as expected. Printer is USB connected and set as default.  Have performed Office repair and have verified that the bidirectional option is not checked in the printer configuration.  Had same 2 users send emails to me as a test and they open just fine and print as expected on my system. Print error seems to be limited to only 2 senders sending emails to a single receiver within the same organization. They have an in house Exchange server providing email service for the entire organization.
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Hello Experts,  my client just received a Sharp MX-3570 MFP printer.  We have it set with two user codes one for black and white printing and copying and another code for color printing.
We use Windows 2016 server and Windows 7 pro and Windows 10 Pro workstations.   I have configured the printer on the servers to share and have created a user code in advance setting so the printer will ONLY use black and white printing.  When I deploy the printer via GPO and the user prints it requests a user number.  I purposely setup the properties in the printer on the server to include the user number in the sharp printer driver settings.   When I print on the printer defined on the server it does not prompt.

Does anyone know how to fix this so that it does NOT prompt the user for the user number?
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I have a Xerox Workcentre 5355 that has scan to email capability that I would like to use however, The printer is in a stand alone remote office that does not have the ability to connect to an internal mail server for relaying mail. How do I setup the printer to send the scan document to an email address without needing to relay from a mail server?
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What is this error, staple is unavailable. Finisher is not on.
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when I install a shared hp LaserJet p3015 printer by adding a local port on a Windows 7 computer and try to print the printer needs trouble shooting shows up and nothing prints. the printer is physically attached to a Windows 10 PC. all other Windows 10 pc's will print to the same printer just fine. any ideas?
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Hi,

So I have a user that will print to PDF reports through Great Plains 2013.  They state that it will work for the first few times they do it.  Eventually, it will just hang and the way they've worked around it was going into Task Manager and killing the 'splwow64.exe' Process and restarting GP 2013.  We have Adobe Acrobat X Standard here.  Not sure what the issue is at this point.  We're going to try and reinstall Adobe and see if that helps.  Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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A client of mine has not been able to print from Microsoft Edge for 2 weeks. When the print screen comes up, any printer I select is giving me the error code 0x800700c1 with the message "You printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem". This is only a problem for Edge. Everything else works properly, such as, chrome, internet explorer, office products, and any other program that they would need to print from. We have ran sfc scannow with no change, reset all settings on edge, checked for new windows updates, testing if this happens on any other accounts on this computer (it does), and installed new printers to test on this. Nothing so far has been a success or has felt like a step in the right direction. I know it has been brought up countless times across the internet as an issue but the solutions that I have tried have not shown any promising results. Any suggestions or resolutions that resolved this for anyone on here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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As an Admin, there is a need to track the jobs that are being sent to a specific Network Printer, to be specific a LaserJet Pro M203dw.
Is there software that will allow me to find out when a job is being sent to the printer and by who on the network?
Thank you.
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I need one Print Dialog() box for my entire batch of documents in a given folder. Currently I'm looping through each file in a folder (I'd like to maintain this, because i'll be programatically modifying files), however I want to be able to change the print settings once and use it for all files ~ the code below works for looping and printing, however I'm not sure where to include PrintDialog()   ~ I'm thinking something along the lines of passing the entire subroutine to printdialogue as a parameter.  For now I'd like to avoid Click events, any thoughts, ideas?

Any ideas?

 Imports system
Imports system.Windows
Imports System.Object
Imports System.Windows.Forms


Module Module1


    Sub Main()
         
         Dim files() as String = IO.Directory.GetFiles("C:\Users\Hares1\Desktop\PROGRAMS\DWG")
    
    For Each file In files
               
      Try

                 Dim psi As New ProcessStartInfo(file)
        psi.Verb = "print"       
        psi.UseShellExecute = True
        psi.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden
        psi.CreateNoWindow = True 
        Process.Start(psi).WaitForExit(5000)          
      Catch ex As Exception
        Console.WriteLine(File)               
      End Try   
Next file

 
 
Console.WriteLine("Done.")
Console.ReadKey()
    End Sub

End Module

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Worst case scenario could I include the aboive code in its own class, and pass it as a parameter to PrintDialog()   ??
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We have 2 - 3D Printers connected to the same machine.  Both were working fine but now only one will work at a time and it's the second one that's turned on.  Both Printers are assigned a 3D Printer port but when they are turned on the first 3D Printer turned on shows on COM4.  The second one turned on shows on COM11.  The one that is on COM11 will work, the one on COM4 will not.  We've tried switching cables, ports on the computer, deleting all the 3D Printer ports installed and re-adding them but we keep having this issue.
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Hi guys
can anyone help with this one?
I need a vbs to add a printer from a new server if the printer is mapped on the computer from the old server.
Basically, I have "server1" that is being replaced with "server2" and all the printers need to be moved. If the user has \\server1\printer1 mapped I need it to map \\server2\printer1. If the user doesn't have \\server1\printer1 mapped then do nothing.
I need to do this for about 28 printers all from "server1" to "server2"
I would like it to check the reg key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Connections\" to see if the printer is mapped.

I already have it changing the default printers and removing the old printers below which is looking at the default printer, adding the new name and changing the default to this new name.
But how can I get it to look at the other printers and add them if they are mapped?
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dim defaultprn
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
'store current default printer
defaultprn = WshShell.RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Device")
arrPrnStr = Split(defaultprn,",")
fullPrinterString = arrPrnStr(0)
If Left(fullPrinterString,2) = "\\" Then
    arrFullPrnStr = Split(fullPrinterString,"\")
    shortPrinterName= arrFullPrnStr(Ubound(arrFullPrnStr))
Else
    …
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Hi

I have a pdf files got from scanner and I'd like to bulk rename all the files based on OCR data. Can someone provide me at software which can bulk rename base on OCR entries?

Regards,

CK
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Cannot print from Windows 7 Pro computer to ANY network printer, but have connectivity to them all...
Error message is something like "Cannot print due to a problem with the printer settings"
Print Spooler stopped/started, computer as well.
Computer in a domain, printers doesn't work via server OR direct via TCP/IP.
Other computers in the domain has no problem printing.
Have also tried to set the computer back to a recovery point when it did work - no change, though...
Also did try to let Windows show info about how to troubleshoot - and failed.

Ideas anyone?
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EPSON Workforce WP-4530 network printer/scanner.  When I scan it takes and inordinate amount of time to do a prescan and a normal scan just times out.  I am not scanning large files.  Even with my AV turned off.  For printing activities it works fine and timely.

I attempted to update the firmware driver but it timeout after about 32%.

Any ideas?
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Can I automate printing an Outlook calendar so that it prints a day view for the next day every day to a PDF?
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my dell printer is not printing
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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.