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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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Hi Experts,

I'm currently looking for a way to programmatically un-check Enable bi-directional support option in the Ports tab (see picture below), but to no avail.

Screenshot of Enable bi-directional support
Does anyone know of a way to do this programmatically?


Best Regards,
Zack
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All end users (from 5 different companies/locations) in our domain login to the same application server.  Each company will have an accounts payable clerk who has 2 printers sitting at his/her workstation.  One is a "check" printer, the other is a "reports" printer.

Our software vendor's software works best when these printers are networked (assigned a Static IP address) instead of plugging into the clerk's computer via a USB cable.  I usually install these printers on the local machine with the Static IP address and have a naming convention as follows:
LOC_A_CHECKS
LOC_A_REPORTS
LOC_B_CHECKS
LOC_B_REPORTS
LOC_C_CHECKS
LOC_C_REPORTS
LOC_D_CHECKS
LOC_D_REPORTS
LOC_E_CHECKS
LOC_E_REPORTS
When prompted to "Share this Printer", I answer "No."  When prompted to "List in the Directory", I answer "No."  So, at this point the clerk at LOC_A has 2 printers listed in the "Printers and Devices" folder - LOC_A_CHECKS and LOC_A_REPORTS.  This is repeated at every location.

Again, our software vendor's software prints best when the same printer(s) for LOC_A are added to the Server's Printers and Device" list.  To insure I'm installing the same driver on the Server as is installed on the local machine, I add the Printer to the Server by IP address.  The Server then queries the printer and successfully adds the printer.  During this installation process, I'm given the opportunity to change the Printer Name.  I always use the same printer name as was used on the local …
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Hi,

I have an issue where a windows 10 PC has suddenly stopped printing, whenever I send a job to the printer its sits in the queue and eventually disappears. The printer is a network device which is having no issues communicating with the PC and I have even tried reinstalling the device and connecting via USB however the same issue occurs. I am thinking it may be a system issue but would appreciate any tips to get the issue resolved.
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zebra 140xi4 was printing continously garbage characters so i so i did  "View and Modify Printer Settings -->  restore default configuration"  from printers web page and now the printer is continuosly printing blank pages.
             why is this happening and how do i stop it.
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Hello Experts!

I have a Server 2008 R2 SP1 application server that hosts our ERP application.  We've been experiencing performance issues, including poor  client response and print issues from within the application.  Upon investigation, I found Event IDs 1502, 1508, 1511, and 1515 from the User Profile Service.  Troubleshooting these events lead me to find that my HKU - .DEFAULT - Software - 'Seagull Scientific' folder has grown to over 8 GB in size.  

Seagull Scientific is the maker of the print driver we use for all our label printers on the production floor.  The server in question is NOT a print server, but does utilize these printers when batch jobs run that have a print function as part of the job.

Investigating the contents of the Seagull folder showed a sub folder called 'Drivers', with muliple sub-folders within that.  The folder that is causing the bloat is labeled @CSR|JD-FS2.jd.local (JD-FS2 being our print server).  This folder is structured like so:  PRINT: - Printers - and within the Printers sub-folder are hundreds, maybe thousands, of subfolders, each named with what I think is a unique GUID.

I found a relevant article describing a condition in 2008 R2 SP 1 where registry keys get bloated because of print spooler errors in a remote desktop environment.  (KB2871131)  This is not exactly my situation, but very close.  However, it references a different key in HKU-.DEFAULT that gets bloated.

This link, …
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We have two different telecoms setup here. Anyhow, I want to move the Xerox machine with a dedicated line to another room. the dedicated fax line is using a RJ11 and ther eis also a RJ45 data port being used. The other room is setup for RJ45.

My issue is moving the dedicated Fax line. The line comes to the printer with no moving room. I'll either leave the box in place and use a longer Ethernet cable and wire it for RJ11 and move it to the other room. I haven't climbed into the ceiling yet to see if there is extra wire but I have to move it over 50 feet. I was thinking to leave the box in place and put a cable into the box and then feed it back up to the ceiling and run it across to the other room I need to put the Xerox in.

Does anyone have an easier way of doing this or any other ideas? I hope this makes sense...

Any questions please let me know.  I can also attach pictures...

TY All
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My issue is two fold, why can I PING an IP of a device that isn't on the network and I can't print.

I have a Datamax label printer that I just created a device description for and assigned it a new IP address, this printer is plugged into a switch, the switch is plugged into a firewall that goes through to another firewall before it gets to the IBM i.  We have two partitions, PROD and TEST.  I copied the device description and out queue from TEST to PROD to ensure they were identical on both sides.  

This printer works perfectly in TEST.  When plugged into the network I am able to print to it, I can PING its IP, TELNET to it and the trace route returns the three expected entries.  When I vary off the device and unplug it from the network I cannot PING it from the IBM i nor the network, I cannot TELNET to it and the trace route only returns the two expected entries.  All as it should be.  

However, in PROD I am unable to print to the device.  When I release a spool file it goes right to RDY status and the writer gets error CPD337F Error CPD337F.  I have verified that the port and IP are correct, I have verified that the remote device is not busy, I have verified that the printer is on line.  I can PING its IP from both the IBM i and the network but I cannot TELNET to it and the trace route returns only two of the three expected entries.  When I vary off the device and unplug it from the network I can still PING it from the IBM i but not from the network, I …
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User has had experience with HP 8600 series, but it's difficult to format envelopes.

Requirements are:
Wifi
  • AirPrint - so they can print from iPads and iPhones
  • Fax
  • Decent Photo Quality
  • EASY envelope printing without having to take out tray, remove paper, etc.   -   Envelope printing is important
Can someone recommend a model?

They are using only with Macs, if that is still meaningful today.
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I created a report that we have to print on a dot matrix printer. Right now the font of the report is Arial font but the printer seems to print really slow. Is there a more efficient font I should use with a dot matrix printer?
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Despite power cycle the 2 month old printer (with its ink cartridges still half full &
I've tried swapping new cartridges), both color plus B&W  printing & photocopying
gives out blank papers.

Besides bringing to Brother service centre which is going to take me a lot of time
& leaving the printer behind & have to make another trip to collect, anyone can
give any tip on how to fix this?

There's no error on the LCD & both my Mac & Thinkpad  shows printing completed
without error.  I'm using the usual paper & original USB cable that comes with it
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I use an ancient program that still works just fine (in Windows 7, at least) to generate invoices. Been using it happily for years.

It is SPC Invoice, is a  very small program, and is located at:

http://www.stevecopper.me.uk/freeware.html

I just added it to a new computer as part of a collection of utilities. I want to "print" it as a PDF...that is, see PDF among the printer choices, which I am not seeing right now, and can't remember if it's possible to include PDF as a printer choice.

I added two printers to the options and they work as they are supposed to.

I have a feeling this is either very simple or very complex.

Experts, have at it!
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Hi Experts,

I'm currently making use of "winspool.drv" to implement my printing successfully without any issues.

However, it was recently discovered that the program hangs at either WritePrinter or StartPagePrinter (function does not respond or is blocked, program was unable to proceed for 10 minutes++ until the user terminated it, logs showed no Exceptions being thrown, it was just stuck)

Does anyone know what the cause might be and/or suggest what I can do to address this issue? I thought of implementing a Task to run this function, but it would make the print flow more complex.

This issue of being stuck is not a common occurrence either; there has only been one and only one reported case after hundreds and thousands of prints, but I thought best to solve, or at least understand the problem before it becomes a common issue.

Note: PrinterSpoolerNativeMethods are just references to the functions defined in "winspool.drv".
Write Printer
Start Page Printer

Additional Note: Start Doc has already been called by the time the flow control reaches here, and a job ID has already been returned from the Start Doc, so the printer handle is valid, and the printer should be responding.

Print function
while (document still has more stuff to write) {
   if (start of 

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I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 print server. Just recently (two days ago) my workstations, RDS Session hosts, etc have stopped successfully connecting to my print server by its name "printserv". I can connect successfully by IP address and by its FQDN, but not its NetBios name. If I reboot the print server my workstations, RDS Session Hosts, etc are able to connect to my print server via its NetBios name for a couple of hours and then all of a sudden they all begin to report that they can't connect to the server and of course my users are unable to connect to their respective printers.

What could cause the NetBios name to drop out like it is?
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Anytime I print something with no text on it the print turns out fine but any document I print with text on it the text gets messed up but any lines or images on the same page turn out just fine.
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I  have two GPO's in a testing OU with inheritance blocked - one has a link order of 6 and is called "Deny Add Printer" and the other has a link order of 5 and is called "Allow Add Printer".

The Deny GPO has security filter for Authenticated Users and denies users the ability to add printers to their workstation: User Config/Policies/Admin templates/Control Panel/Printers - Prevent Addition of Printers = Enabled.

The Allow GPO has a security filter that is set to a specific AD Group of users that should be allowed to add printers, User Config/Policies/Admin templates/Control Panel/Printers - Prevent Addition of Printers = Disabled.

My understanding is that the link order item at 6 should get processed, and deny the addition of printers for all users, then link order 5 gets processed, determines my account is a member of the specific AD Group and enable the addition of printers.  However, when I RSOP Prevent Addition of Printers is enabled and when I do an GPRESULT, there is no sign that the Allow GPO was ever processed.

If I remove the link on the Deny GPO, the Allow GPO processes just fine.

I am at a loss as to what is causing this, we've tried putting an enforce on the Allow GPO, we've moved it to a link order of 1 - nothing has worked.
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We have a number of receipt printers that we've been using via serial cable. With some new software in the future, I've been moving them from serial to USB and have had no issues. We did have to order about 8 new PCs and I can't get the receipt printers to work on any of them. The printer vendor hasn't been very helpful so I'm kind of stuck. I'm installing the printers the exact same way but when I power them on, Windows is saying it can't recognize the USB device and it's showing as Unknown Device in Devices and Printers and Device Manager. All of the PCs, new and old, are Windows 7 x64. The only thing that's different with the new ones may be the USB ports. They're Dell Optiplex 3040 Micro computers that have 2 - USB Charge ports | 1 - USB smart power on port | 3 - USB 3.0 ports. I believer our old PCs all have USB 2.0 ports, which may be the problem. Is there anything else I can try or are there USB 2.0 to 3.0 adapters that would work?
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We have a  Dell C3765dnf network printer that has a problem with the network cables easily detaching.

We have tried several brand new network cables and none of these network cables stay attached (even if the tab on the network cable is pulled out).

Currently the network cabled attached to this network cable has had to be taped in.

What can be done to fix this issue so we can tightly attach a network cable that won't become detached?
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

           I am wondering how I can determine if my HP Deskjet 2543 scanner, copier, and printer has the latest drivers.  The operating system being utilized is Windows 10.

           Thank you

           George
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I have a Zebra LP2824 Plus label printer.   After a [period of inactivity, it has to be switched off then on again before it will print labels.   I am using Windows Professional 64-bit OS.
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Sometimes while Windows 10 computers are connected to the Wi-Fi within an office I work at they are not able to detect any of the network printers which are all on the same subnet while the Devices & Printers wizard is searching for them.

This happens even though utilities like the Advanced IP Scanner are able to detect these network printers and even though these network printers can be pinged using their IP addresses.

What can be done to fix this issue so that these network printers can be discovered?
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I have 4 regional offices, all of them on one domain.

All sites have the exact same main copier/printer installed at the locations.  Ricoh MPC4504.

What I want to do is when someone logs in is to have the GPO determine which of the 4 regional offices they are logging in from, and map their default printer to that regional office copier.

Since ALL sites have the same copier, the driver is exactly the same.

Is there a way to do this?  If so, how?  

Thank you,
Jeff
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I would like to setup in Group Policy so that only certain computers can print to certain printers. we have pods of computer and I would like it so that only those computers in the pod could print to the printer in that pod. I like to do this through group policy.
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I have this Brother MFC 8480DN Printer that is claiming that there is a paper jam, yet there is no paper anywhere in in the machine.  Is there   a way to resolve this issue, such as resetting the machine?
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A Windows 10 Pro OS is unable to print to Kyocera 3051 color copier

When trying to print a message appears that says "Test page failed to print. Would you like to view the print troubleshooter for assistance?"

If I click on the Yes button and run the diagnostic tests no problems are detected or fixed.

I have already run several Malware bytes and Symantec antivirus scans but nothing has been detected.

I have also run the sfc and DISM commands and no problems have been detected there.

All Windows and Office updated are currently installed.

What can be done to fix this issue so I can once again print from this computer?

Test page failed to print
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I have a classroom of PC's that I need to connect an IP printer to and I'd like to do it quickly.
I'm conducting a training session so I have no admin rights.  But I can CONTROL PANEL=>Add a printer=>Create a new port=>STandard TCPIP port, etc. etc.
How can I make this process quicker so that I don't have to spend so much time at each pc?
I'm thinking some sort of batch file?
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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.