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I got a print server on our old printer. Vista has its own queue which presents a problem.

I want to bypass this queue and send everything straight away to the printer so the print server deals with the queue and not Vista.

Problem is when a second document is being printed from the same computer after first one. Vista is still waiting for info on finishing the first job even 5 minutes after it was REALLY finished.

How do I get it so that I can send straight to the print server and not have Vista slow things down by trying to handle the queue itself?

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Problem is when a second document is being printed from the same computer after first one. Vista is still waiting for info on finishing the first job even 5 minutes after it was REALLY finished.

So your real problem is that the print server doesn't send back information that the job has been completed, not that Vista has a print queue.

I suggest looking up the definition of what a "queue" is (hint: it's FIFO). Vista is doing its job, the print server should be making information available to the print spooler regarding the state of the printed jobs.

Configure your print server.

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In Printer Properties, under Printer Options there should be a "Print directly to the printer" setting.

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when i check this box, and go to some application and try to print => the dialogue of "printing copy 1 of 1" is there like for 5 minutes .. it is still waiting for info from the printer i guess –  Greenleader Mar 12 '10 at 12:44

LPR may be a solution

some info here:

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-print-fax-scan/122295-how-do-you-install-lpr-printing-components-win-vista.html

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I tried to install it but it still doesn't send all document straight to print server. it's sending them one by one –  Greenleader Mar 12 '10 at 11:56
    
Have you configured the port that the print server is installed on as LPR? –  ta.speot.is Jun 7 '10 at 3:28

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