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Printing Issues

Access denied when adding an IP printer in Windows 2008 - Resolution with screenshots
Access denied when adding a printer - Resolution with screenshots
AD Printers
Add Printer doesn't show Add Location Printer option in Windows 2008 - Resolution with screenshots
All-in-one printers disappearing when changing network status
all print jobs sent from her computer stay in queue
Can't access network printer occasionally
Cannot connect to printer, Access denied
Can't delete print queue with Access denied error
Can't delete scanned and sent job in Canon Printer
Can't print a DOS application through the network printer
Can't print after a power outage
Can’t print after restarting the printer
Can't print PDF
Can't print using HP office jet 7410
Can't print with access denied
Can't remove a printer
Can't setup a network printer
Can’t setup a domain printer form workgroup workstation
Canon color printer doesn't have  - Resolution with screenshots
Canon C7055 printer shows receiving, but never print out
Canon Printer Puncher doesn't work - Resolution with screenshots
Canon printer setup 1-sided printing but print 2 sides - Resolution with screenshots
Canon printers keep losing the connection
Changing default printer automatically in Windows 10 - Resolution with screenshots
do not have sufficient access...
Error code returned by print processor: 5. Access denied
How can I change the w2k networking printer settings and load a new driver
How to add NT 4 network sharing printers on XP
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 delete a printing job that won't go away
How to install a network printer on NT/W2K/XP for all users
How to save or print a file list
How to fix a print problem without rebooting the server
HP printer error: 49.4C02 service error - Resolution with screenshots
I can't add a new driver in a networking printer
Kernel Mode Drivers are blocked on the target machine
Kyocera FS-4200 printer shows offline
No printer list shows in the Directory
No way to select Tray in network printer - Resolution with screenshots
Not enough memory to install this printer
Policy prevents you from connecting to print queue
Printer Driver Installation Security Issues
Printing freezes apps
Print jobs sitting with status "Deleting"
Printer not appearing in Active Directory unless I reboot IT
Print out is 1/3 of the page crunched
Printer Paper Jam - Resolution with screenshots
Printer status: error event after restart print Spooler
Printer properties cannot be displayed
Printer settings are ignored when printing a Word document
Print Spooler service stops after 10 seconds with error 1000
Print test never print and it stays in the queue forever
Printer settings could not be saved - Resolution with screenshots
Printer stop working when switching to Windows 8
Printer ports with NET USE disconnect after few minutes
Printout is upside down
Problem to print PDF a HP printer
Puncher doesn't work on Canon Printer - Resolution with screenshots
Push printer driver to all after replacing one printer
Regular users can't add network printers - Access is denied
Some print features are not available
Print jobs stay in queue
Printing queue stays in printer forever
"Printer connection cannot be removed. Operation could not be completed"

Printer not found on server - Resolution with screenshots
Setup 1-sided printing doesn't work in Canon iR-ADV - Resolution with screenshots
Showing print job deleting even restarting spooler
Slow printing
Spoolsv.exe memory cannot be read error
Spooler Subsystem App stopped working and was closed
The print spooler is failing
The specified print monitor is unknown
This operation is not supported - Resolution with screenshots
This product type does not match the list of supported product types
Troubleshooting Printer issues
XP Professional print spool keeps stopping by itself

"You do not have access to this printer. Only the security tab will be displayed"
“You do not have permission to view or edit the current permission settings for printername on servername, but you can take ownership or change auditing settings”
“Printer properties cannot be displayed. The print spooler is not running”

 Unable to install Printer with error 0x000003eb
Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup
W2K3 automatically discovers printers
Why can't print a DOS program even it is pointed to LPT1
Windows 7 64 bit can't print to HP printer
Windows 7 64 bit has a problem to print

 

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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