Printing

Script to set the Adobe Print As Image option

September 12, 2012

Having deployed a new printing solution in a large University environment, we were faced with all sorts of printing errors, slow printing, and out of memory errors on the printers themselves; specifically when printing PDFs. This is related to how the PDFs are processed, which becomes a challenge in a higher education environment where the […]

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PaperCut Client Launch or Logon Script for Windows

September 11, 2012

Having deployed PaperCut print management software in a large University environment, we were faced with the challenge of how to ensure that the client (pc-client-local-cache.exe) launched successfully and consistently at every logon to meet all the use cases. We also had to consider how we were going to specify the different types of command line parameters. […]

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Installing the HP Universal Print Drivers on Citrix/Terminal Servers

December 9, 2009

I have found the latest batch of HP’s Universal Printer Drivers to be the very stable. The command line I use for installing the HP Universal Print Drivers on Citrix/Terminal servers is as follows: Version 5.0 PCL 5 install.exe /q /npf /nd /dod /dos /dpm /ddu /dso /gdssnp /snptm=0 /dm /dmpa /dads /pqdmpa /pqdads Version […]

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Print Spooler Self Healing 2.0

October 21, 2008

I was driven to write this script for a client that was using Novell’s iPrint. iPrint was causing some threads to hang, ending the spoolsv.exe process, and therefore stopping the Print Spooler service. Those of you that are using such poor printing solutions would no doubt have clocked up a considerable number of headaches. The good […]

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Print Spooler Self Healing 1.0

August 15, 2008

Despite the new Health Monitoring & Recovery feature of XenApp 4.5, I continue to implementing a “Self Healing” mechanism for the Print Spooler service.

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