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Forcing a refresh of Network Printer Settings from Print Server Server

Q: Forcing a refresh of Network Printer Settings from Print Server Server

Hello Guys,

Is there a way via scipting to force a pc to refresh their local printer
settings from the print server ? We have enabled Duplexing as the default for
printing ( conserve that paper ! ) for our HP Laserjet printers on the
Print Server, but if a user goes on their local printer settings and unchecks
duplexing, it will not re-pull that device setting from the print server
unless you delete and then re-add the printer on the local machine. Is there
a way to have the printer settings pulled from the server without have to
delete and then readd the locally installed network printer ?
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A:Step by Step guide to setup Network File Server and Network Print Server

1. RTM (Read The Manual for the Network File Server).
2. Follow the manual's instructions for setup.
3. RTM (Read The Manual for the Network Print Server).
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A:Printer & Print server

The current line of Kodak printers are based on an Epson design, with the print heads mounted separately inside the machine, and use a cold-ink delivery system - this means it uses an acrylic based in its inks as a drying agent. What this all means is to preserve the print heads so they don't dry out prematurely, the unit will power down automatically so that the heat the system creates does not dry it out. So the answer is no.

As for the print servers, is the Kodak associated with another computer, or is the laptop the only thing working with it? If it is with another computer, you can always use it as the print server with less fuss than adding a wireless one.

But, if the Belkin is the way to go, they do work well, having used one, though not all models want to work with AIOs, since the scanning option usually messes things up. Have you tried Belkin's 800 number? They've been pretty good in the past at working out kinks in their machines. You should have gotten a form with it in your package.

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I'm not sure if you can make it scan through a genereic print server..
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A:Why won't my printer work with a print server?

Most print servers won't function with a Windows GDI interfaced printer. This is a pretty common issue. If you want to run a printer from a print server, you normally need a printer that has PDL, PostScript support, or some other page description language. I've been down this road several times.
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I see there are several powered adapters out there that would allow me to map an LPT port to USB, e.g. male connector towards the port, USB A towards the printer for a standard connection.
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I had to setup the printer through usb first then add a printing port to the router & when it was connected directly I had printer status. Does anyone know how to get the printer status showing again?

Thanks for any help

A:No 'Printer Status' on router/print server

I don't know the answer to your question; but have a question of my own. Do Epson and Canon say that the printer status is supposed to be available over a network for those two printers? I have an HP "network ready" printer and about the only status is 'connected' or 'not connected.'
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A:Print Server only sees printer as offline

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A:Print Server won't print on new printer

Did you install the drivers for your new printer? (Obvious, sorry, but I have to ask) Best bet would be to uninstall all printers and printer software you have and start over from scratch.

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A:Hide print server in Network?


If you have enabled DNLA in your router, I don't think that there's a work around to disable it.

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Hi, goproliance, and welcome to the forums.

When you uninstalled your Norton, did you use the removal tool or just uninstall from Control Panel?
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Welcome to Eight Forums,

This could be a network card driver issue and depending on the chipsets of your computer. Some Users have encountered disconnection issue after upgrading from 8 to 8.1, possible solution is to try downloading the latest driver for your network card from the manufacturer's site. Also, please check out this Thread.

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A:Server network settings

Quote: Originally Posted by Gazza13

Hi, I have a pc running Windows XP Pro. This was formerly connected to my office server and so still has the server login settings etc. I now wish to use this computer as a stand alone home pc and so wish to remove or disable these settings as they seem to be slowing things down, especially shortcuts to excel and word workbooks. Does anyone know what I need to do?
Many thanks

Welcome to the windows 7 forums Gazza13

first you need to log onto the machine as an administrator and un join from the domain that you were joined to.

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A:Can't change the Prefered DNS server from network settings

Yes, possibly malware.
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Hello eptesicus
A few items ; First ,
Are you talking about a fixed Desktop unit or do you also use a laptop / notepad, and is this the only computer in the house / unit ?
I am on my laptop, so it is a bit hard to see those numbers in any sequence, and I will just ask you.
Have you recently changed your ISP or used a USB Dongle to browse from ?
Next have you or any computers in the house used a "Free ISP" like shops / Shopping centers (McDonalds for instance) Skype or airports ?
To follow up are you near enough to be affected by a free ISP outlet as described above (I noticed mine alter now that I also use a USB) ?
Please complete the following to help with some information>>
Download Security Check from Here and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
If your computer refuses to run it, or you get a danger message, I know the certificate is out of date.
Just disable your Antivirus, or reboot and run again.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.back here.


Please download MiniToolBox to your Desktop to run it.
Check following boxes:
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Restore Points
Click Go and Copy and Paste the output. Result txt. Note:this will take a few minutes to run

You can post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Read the Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)
Not just the first bit, but the Full Link (this takes about 2 minutes to load )..
These 3 programs along with your answers should supply a lot more information.
Thank You..
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When your friend reinstalled Windows did they install all the hardware drivers?
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A:Hijack.AutoConfigURL.PrxySvrRST forcing proxy http://ɴ.net/server.pac

Hello doryon and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.  
 My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
Please complete all steps in the specified order.
Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
Please open as administrator  the computer. How is open as administrator  the computer?
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, as they will  interfere with our tools and the removal. If you are unsure how to do  this, please refer to get help here
Please do the following.
Scan with Zemana AntiMalware Free:
Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus and firewall programs while performing scan
Please download and install Zemana AntiMalware Free
Double-click software shortcut on the desktop and follow the prompts to install the program .
If an update is available, click the Update now button.
At the end Click Settings > Advanced > ''I have read the warning an wish to proceed anyway'' Click
Auto Launch > Untick the box next
Scan type > Smart scan (Default)
Close all open files, folders and browsers
Click scan now ''Run as Administrator'' and a threat Scan will begin.
When the scan is complete, Press report and send me report.
Please PC restart now.
How are your PC and browsers  and are there still septoms ?
Have a nice day.
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A:LAN network for server/client only, USB hotspot for server internet.

I managed to find a solution this morning, for anyone that's interested, the whole article is here: Multiple Network Connections at the Same Time on Windows | Ivan Zlatev

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I've used Malwarebites, AdwCleaner and Hitman Pro to try to remove the infection but it continues instantly.

I'm unable to use system restore and the option to turn the proxie off is unavailable.

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A:Malware forcing Proxie server, redirects and evading my best attempts to remove.

Hi bartonz20let and welcome to BC.I apologize for the delay in response to your thread.Please take note of the following:1. Please do not run any other tools unless instructed.2. Please don't install or uninstall anything unless asked.3. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean.4. If there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.5. Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Note:There are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool available. Please pick the version that matches your operating system's bit type.If you are unsure what you're system bit type is..... click Here for help.For x32 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the downloaded icon to run the tool.When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Make sure that Addition.txt is selected at the bottomPress Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please copy and paste it to your reply also..Note:if you see this screen come up, when trying to run FRST:Just click on More Info.Then on the next screen, click on Run AnywayPlease post both reports from FRST in your next reply.Thanks
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A:Network Printer "not found on server" Daily...

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If you're running XP...........

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Howdy sandheep...


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Also here is a link to the manual -

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