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Questions tagged [print-server]

A print server is a device that connects printers to client computers over the network.

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Print Server Printer Deployment to RDSH via GPO Issues

I have a print server that host all printers, and an RDSH that users log into to access certain software. I am having issues currently mapping printers per users/machine to the RDSH session. If i ...
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Microsoft Print Server redirect/proxy/forward to another print server

I have a secured site with a separate domain and separate domain/Print Server, all printers are in the secure network and added to the domain/Print Server in the secure zone and works fine there. I ...
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Using a print server to connect to a USB OPOS printer

I am a software developer, creating an EPOS application that will print to OPOS compatible receipt printers. My client already has a significant investment in USB receipt printers and would like to ...
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Can a print server serve multiple printers?

Let's say a corporation doesn't want to take up IP address space with a bunch of network printers. Let's say the company decides to dedicate one room on each floor to all the printers for that floor, ...
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Sharing printer with remote Windows system

I have a Linux computer with HP printer connected through USB. While my friend who lives elsewhere has a Windows 7 laptop. I would like to share my printer with him due to some important work. Is it ...
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How to use Windows Small Business Server 2008 to print from a web application?

I'm developing a web application in PHP and we need to print some files/labels from this web application. The web application is hosted on a 3rd party hosting provider. The thermal printers are ...
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Use Windows XP as a print server for a Windows 7 client

I have a older printer (Dell 944) that does not have drivers supported by windows 7. I hooked the printer up to a XP computer (actually in ESXI) and have it printing. I shared this printer, but when ...
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Can I connect a printer directly to a router via USB to Ethernet adapter?

I need to connect an old printer to a router. The problem is that the printer is far away from the router and the only available output is USB. Near the printer I have an Ethernet port that is ...
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How to access a network folder to scan to with a HP printer on a Mac computer?

I have a HP printer and would like to scan to a network folder that I can access on multiple computers in the network. On the HP Embedded Web Server (which you can open by typing the printers' IPv4 ...
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Connecting to the server via VPN

I'm currently working as an intern in a company, as far as I know the company has multiple branches connecting to the server HQ via a tunnel provided by ISP. But what I know is that, if one of the ...
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HP2035 printer prints gibberish

Issue We have HP2035 on our network that for no apparent reason, on its own accord will print this gibberish: Additional Background Now, it'll print other documents just fine, it's just between the ...
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Print Server Role Confusion

I am trying to upgrade to a Windows Server (2012) setup from the current Win 8.1 we are using as a server for our small network of 5 users. Also from a Workgroup based to a domain based network. We ...
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What protocol do networked scanners use? Linux server emulation of same?

TLDR: What protocol do network scanners use, and how do I use that to set up a Linux scan server to OS X client? I have a Brother DCP-7065DN laser printer/scanner. It's great. It's connected to ...
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Shared printer keeps coming back after removal

So to start we have a domain with a single print server. The print server is running Windows 2008 R2. All our workstations (computers used by our end users) are running Windows 7 Professional. In the ...
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Using 'Print Management' to remotely administer Windows 7 Pro machines

On my work network, we have the Domain Controller running Debian Wheezy, not Windows Server. I have about 250 Windows 7 Pro machines I manage. I know if I were to be using a Windows Server OS that I ...
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Windows lpr implementation not finding printer

I'm trying to port a linux program to windows 7, that receives an lpr command from a websocket and sends the command to a local vinyl cutter. The windows lpr implementation is different and there is ...
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Printer added to cups, but can't see it on the printing dialog

I have a Debian server and a Debian laptop, and I'm trying to use a cups server to print pages from all my home computers. So I added the printer to the server's cups successfully with the correct ...
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Is there a need to install print server services on Windows 2012 if the printer will be shared? [closed]

We currently have a Windows 2012 server connected to a network printer and we would like to have centralized management of the printer rather than installing it on each workstation. As this is a ...
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Deploy Pfsense to make a cheap AirPort Extreme

i was wondering if Pfsense could be deployed on a cheap old system to make a poor mans Airport Extreme (apple's router+ usb drive share + printer share) ?? AirPort Extreme besides being a router can ...
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Print queue status changes to “Offline” after print server rebooted (or print spooler restarted)

We have a Brother HL-3170CDW colour LED printer connected to the network via Ethernet, with a static IP address assigned to it. A Windows XP Professional PC (our print server) has this printer ...
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Connecting printer to a D-Link DSL-2750B Router/Modem

I've looked around on the internet and on the router page, but I couldn't find out how to enable the print server on the router I have. I am trying to connect a PSC-1410v USB printer to a DSL-2750B ...
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Number of allowed user to connect with print server 2k3

Is there a limitation or number of allowed domain users connected to the print server. Print server is on Windows Server 2k3. We presently have a printer server installed in Windows XP and other ...
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How to obtain printed page count if no web-gui or driver-gui is available to show it

I am curious if windows print servers can keep a count of the printed pages sent to it? Can an individual PC (WinXP+)? Is there some secret command you can send it (with telnet, dos, etc)? I searched &...
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How to connect a USB GDI printer to Linux over a D-Link print server?

Is there an equivalent of the D-Link PS-Link utility for Linux that could mirror a USB port of a GDI/MFP printer over the network for a Linux host? And can the solution be used with D-Link DPR-1020? ...
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How can I get a Windows 2008 print server to deploy to child domains?

I am setting up a print server for our company that has a parent domain and 2 child domains. The print server is on the parent domain and I have no problems getting the print server to deploy printers ...
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CUPS server taking a long time to print certain jobs

I have a CUPS server set up, to which Windows machines can print. Everything seems to work well (Microsoft Office and some other programs I've tried), except for Adobe Acrobat Pro. It takes a long ...
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Print server for Xerox 5016

What print server is compatible with Xerox WorkCentre 5016 ? So far I found an Edimax PS-1206U but this Xerox model is not listed as supported. Printing is the most important thing that I want to ...
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Are there alternatives to using Windows 98 print server and if not what should be secured?

Unfortunately the printer being used to print envelopes uses a LPR port which can only be attached to an old machine running Windows 98. The rest of the systems in the network are running Windows 7 ...
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Connecting to printer hub from Mac OS X Lion

I have a print server that I had been using to connect my Windows machines with my Canon printer via my LAN connection. Recently I switched to Mac, and I disovered that this server is not working on ...
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How do I install an HP LaserJet 1012 on a Debian Linux server so that I can print from a Win7 64-bit desktop and a WinXP laptop?

I am new to linux and have only recently set up a linux computer to act as a server on my network. I have read that CUPS is a possible route, but I am unfamiliar with the package. How do I set up my ...
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Print server does not show up on router's attached devices

Recently I bought a new more powerful wireless N router, DLink DIR 628. So I removed all connections from the previous router (Netgear WGT624) and connected them as they should be to the DLInk router. ...
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Linux print server in a web interface

I would want a Linux print server in the form of a web interface, where you upload a PDF, doc, JPG, PNG, PPT, TXT, HTM etc file in a file upload box, and then that file is printed to a USB connected ...
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pinx 501 with print server - 10 licenses

I have pix 501 with only 10 licenses. I'm already approaching this limit, running 2 computers at home, 2 laptops, PS3, iphones, 2 web cams..not everthing is on all the time, but it's possible as I'm ...
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Send documents to printer without waiting for Vista to handle queue

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 ...
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How can I use Linksys WPSM54G print server as a bridge for another machine AND also share the printer

I have a Linksys WPMS54G currently sharing a printer via the USB port with the rest of my network via the wireless. Is there any way to set it up so that the ethernet port is bridged over the ...
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TrendNET TE100 MP1U print server wont connect to my Canon S750

Following on from my malware experience I'm working through re-installing software, peripherals and the like. I've got a TrendNET TE100 MP1U print server which now can't see my Canon S750 printer. I'...
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Windows can see Ubuntu Server printer, but can't print to it

I have an old desktop that I'm trying to set up as a home backup/print server. Backup was trivial, but am having issues getting the printing to work. The printer is connected to the server running ...
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Shortcut to “printer and faxes” on another computer

I have a print server running windows server 2008 that has about 50 printers on it. In windows XP, I was able to connect to the server using the UNC name and make a shortcut to the "printers and faxes"...
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WPSM54G (Linksys printserver) not working on Mac OSx

I'm trying to have a wps54gworking on a mac os x. I have read a lot of stuff about this, but nothing seems to work and I don't understand why. The strange thing is that it work on mac os x, because a ...
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Linksys WPSM54G Print Server on Windows 7

I'm running an Asus Eee PC with Windows 7 Starter Edition. I have a Linksys print server set up already for my Windows Vista laptop. When I open the setup wizard on the Eee PC, as soon as I click on "...
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USB MFP print server that works with Windows x64?

Right now, we are using the Longshine LCS-MFP101-2 to connect to our MFP device (printer/scanner combo) over LAN. However, the required driver (RMVUSB, Remote Virtual USB) cannot be installed on 64 ...
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HP Jetdirect 175x and HP Officejet K7103 printsharing

I have managed to get this setup working, but it is very unreliable and either the printserver or the printer seem to crash and won't respond after 1 or 2 prints. I am able to still access the web ...
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Print Server not working

Help! Using wired ethernet, I have a D-Link DP300-U print server connected to an HPLaserJet 2100M (parallel port) that will not work. The print server is hooked up after a Linksys BEFSR41 router. I ...
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Home Print Server Recomendation?

Over the years, I've had a number of problems in setting up print servers. I'm getting ready to set one up for my grandparents and am hoping to find a super-simple recommendation that I can have them ...