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Printing Issues

AD Printers
Can't print a DOS application through the network printer
Can't remove a printer
Canon imageRUNNER default system password
default system manager ID and PIN on Canon iR printer
default username and password for Kyocera printer
Export/Import Mailing address in Canon Printer
How can I change the w2k networking printer settings and load a new driver
How to add a printer using Windows Standard TCP/IP port
How to add a network printer without logging on Administrator
How to add NT 4 network sharing printers on XP
How to backup the print server configuration
How to configure a HP printer using HP web utility
How to: Changed printer share name without reset it on client
How to Clear Printer Spooler and Enable Spooler Service
How to deploy printers to users or computers by using Group Policy
How to fix a print problem without rebooting the server
How to delete a printing job that won't go away
How to delete printer port
How to install a network printer on NT/W2K/XP for all users
How to manage network printer settings
How to modify the Point and Print Restrictions setting
How to move printers from a Windows server to another server
How to manage network printers using Group Policy
How to print a configuration page on HP P2030
How to print configuration page on HP 1320n
How to print a configuration page on PH P1101
How to publish printers in the Active Directory
How to remove printer drivers - Step by step with screenshots 
How to restore the print server configuration
How to setup a default printer based on a network group
How to setup a network printer for all users on NT/w2k/xp?

How to setup Cover Page in a printer - Step by step with screenshots 
How to setup default color mode on Canon 5200 IRC
How to setup network share for scan on Kyocera - Step by step with screenshots
How to setup SMTP in Kyocera Printer - Step by step with screenshots 
How to setup SMTP server on Canon imageRUNNER printer - Step by step with screenshots 
How to setup two VLANs to access a network printer  - Step by step with screenshots
How to save or print a file list
How to Use CLEANSPL.EXE to clean spooler registry keys
I can't add a new driver in a networking printer
Implementation of Internet Printing Protocol
Problem to print PDF a HP printer
Setup and use file store in Canon printer - Step by step with screenshots 
Some print features are not available
Update sharing printer driver to clients
Using script to map a network printer
Where are the scanned file to go in Cana scan and send
Why are all networking printers listed on XP workstations

Why can't print a DOS program even it is pointed to LPT1

Why do you need a print server
Why do I printer server
W2K3 automatically discovers printers

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AD Printers

Q: We are running AD. Whenever we want to move a shared printer from one server to another server, we need to go to each client to change the settings. For example, we may want to change the settings from \\serverA\printer to  \\serverB\printer. I wonder if there is any way to do \\domain\printer instead of \\server\printer just like DFS?

A: You can stick DNS names in the UNC path -- e.g. \\printer1.example.com\printer1 and then use DNS to manage the printer locations. I suppose you could do the same with NetBIOS names (WINS etc.)

Q: Can't print a DOS application through the network printer

A: To enable your DOS apps to print to a network printer, at a command prompt (or in a batch file), type: NET USE LPTx: \\computername\sharename /PERSISTENT:YES. Alternatively, create a local printer and redirect the port to the network server. To do that, create a local printer and in the Ports section, create a new port. Click Local, and type the server and printer name for the printer (use the \\servername\printername syntax).

Can't remove a printer

Symptoms: After removing a network printer from a workstation and rebooting the workstation, I find the network printer is restored automatically.

Cause: 1) Your system may have a logon script to map the printer.
2) The printer was installed by using rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry command line.

How can I change the w2k networking printer settings and load a new driver

If we need to change the settings or load a new driver on a w2k/xp networking printer, we may have three options.

 
1) Change the settings or load a new driver on w2k server. The settings and drivers  will be downloaded to the w2k/xp workstations.
2) If you need to load a driver locally and manually on the w2k/xp workstations, we may logon as administrator and copy our settings to the users after loading the driver.
3) Or give the users Manage Printers right temporarily.

Q: How to add NT 4 network sharing printers on XP

I am trying to add NT 4 network sharing printers on XP. The problem that I
experience is that the NT server will not download the driver from the XP
machine.

A: To install win 2000/XP printer driver on a NT 4 server as sharing driver and download it to win2000/XP clients automatically, 1) install the win 2000/XP driver on a 2000/XP workstation; 2) then from local workstation, double-click the NT 4 sharing printer (if you get a message like not Digital Signature, click OK to continue; 3) select sharing; 4) click Additional driver; 5) the driver will be uploaded to the NT 4 server and will be downloaded into other workstations automatically when installing it. Re: MS q263090.

How to setup a default printer based on a network group

' Add a network printer if the computer is a member of the group.
' Make this printer the default.
If IsMember(objComputer, "information_system") Then
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\chicagotech\cc041hp4050"
objNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\chicagotech\cc041hp4050"
End If

Q: How to setup a network printer for all users on NT/w2k/xp?

A: 1. You can add the printer into a user and then copy the user's profile into the default user. All new logon users will have the same printer settings.
2. If you use NT, you may use net use command to map the printer to LPT#.
3. If you have w2k/xp, you may want to use rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry command line.

How to delete a printing job that won't go away

If you have deleted a printing job but it won't go away, you may to
1. Stop and then restart the print spooler.
2. Delete all the files from %system%system32\spool\printers.

How to install a network printer on NT/W2K/XP for all users

You may have some options to install a network printer on NT/W2K/XP for all users without repeat the same procedure one by one.
1. Create the first user and install the printer. Then copy the first user's profile to default user so that every logon user after that will have the same printer settings.
2. Use rundll32 utility. For example, the printer is located on \\server1\printername, you can create a batch file including this line, rundll32 printui.dll PrintUIEntry /ga /n \\server1\printername.
3. For NT, you can install the printer on LPT1 and map the network printer to the LPT1.

How to save or print a file list

You can use the command prompt and the DIR command. To save the file list of windows, type dir c:\windows > c:\filelist.doc. To print, type dir c:\windows > lpt1 or dir c:\windows > prn. 

How to fix a print problem without rebooting the server

Q: For some reason the printer spool gets clogged up and I have to reboot the server to be able to print.  Even if I try and delete the files they will go clear until I reboot.  Any Ideas?

A: Next time when the printer has a problem to print, try to delete the job first. If, for some reasons, you can't delete it, you can go to Administrative Tools>services to stop and restart the printer spool without rebooting the server.

I can't add a new driver in a networking printer

If you are running win9x computer, normally you can change the networking printer settings and add a new driver on it. For w2k/xp, however,  the regular users may not be able to do these any more because the settings and loading drivers are controlled by w2k server where the printer is located.

Problem to print PDF to a HP printer

Resolution: 1) Upgrade printer driver; 2) download HP LaserJet Enhanced driver; 3) download and install HP Enhanced driver.

Some print features are not available

Symptoms: After installed networking HP Color printer 1220C with the driver coming from w2k server, 1) MS Word doesn't have11x17 paper option; 2) ArcMap loses some print features.

Resolutions: Install the driver from HP instead of using w2k existing driver.

Q: Why can't print a DOS program even it is pointed to LPT1

A: 1) Printing from MS-DOS-based programs does not work if the printer is a Postscript Printer.
2) If you use Lexmark and Xerox, in the Advanced settings of the Printer Properties, change the Print Processor from RAW to "Text Only".

 

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