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Windows NT : Printing

Troubleshooting persistent printer problems

You've probably had to troubleshoot a problem printer more than once. Typically you're told by the printer's manufacturer to uninstall and reinstall the printer driver. You've probably found, however, that this doesn't always fix the problem. Sometimes you have no choice but to remove a printer, but doing so isn't...

Deleting a canceled print job from the queue

If you try to delete a job that was stuck in the print queue, there is a possibility that the job status will show as Deleting but never clear the queue. The problem is that the printer spooler is hung. The fix is simple: Close the printer folder. Stop the...

Disable the printing notifications

If users dislike being continually notified of the status of network print jobs, you can disable the Printing Notification dialogs that are sent by the Spooler Service when a print job's been completed, deleted, or when there's an error. Note that this setting applies globally to all the printers on...

Creating a queue to device

If you have a printer that has its own network card and IP address, you can create a queue to the device by following these steps: Log on as a member of the Administrators Group. Start Control Panel (Start | Settings| Control Panel). Choose the Network icon and select the...

Multiple copies of a print job from a UNIX system

If you've got NT print servers and you're still running Service Pack 4, you might be running into a situation in which specifying multiple copies of a print job from a UNIX system will still only get you one copy. There are two ways to fix this—one quick, the other...

Moving print queues

The Windows NT Server Resource Kit's Supplement 3 includes one of the best utilities for moving print queues from one server to another, a task that once required a great deal of manual reconfiguration. Printer Migrator (Printmig.exe) lets you back up a print server by copying data such as the...

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