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Network Printer Not Showing When Installing via Command Line

Q: Network Printer Not Showing When Installing via Command Line

I am attempting to add a printer via the command line using a batch file as an admin (to eventually deploy via SCCM TS on Win10):
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /ga /n"\\my network printer"
The command appears to run successfully but I am not able to find any trace of this printer in my printer list, print management, or in the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE → SYSTEM → CurrentControlSet → Control → Print → Printers)
When I attempt to run it a second time I get the error message "Unable to add the per machine printer connection. Another printer or printer share with this name already exists. Please use another name for the printer."
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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A: Network Printer Not Showing When Installing via Command Line

Go here and look at this page. It tells you how to do it via the .vbs scripts that are provided by Microsoft. I have never gotten the RUNDll32 option to work in Windows 7. What I normally do for printer installs is install all the printers that your organization/workgroup on one workstation until they are all installed they you want them to do and they all work. Then I start the program "printbrmui.exe" (Run it as an Administrator...even if you are logged in as an administrator). Then export all the printers to a file. Then goto the next workstation and then run an import (you can do this via Remote Desktop too). Anyway, hope this helps.

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I'm not sure if I have the name right, but, basically; the little blinking line that shows up when you're typing something, right? AKA, when you're writing up a response to this, it will be there just ahead of your text.

Anyways! This thing won't go away on my Firefox, no matter where I click. For instance, if I click off to the side of this type box, the line blinks off to the right of the resize button. If I click up near the top of the page, it'll be somewhere up there, depending on where I click, usually next to a link or something. If I click in the middle of any text on a webpage, say a blog or what have you, the little line is right there, blinking merrily away.

So it's not a huge problem, but it's irking the hell out of me. My sister brought her kids over while I was at work, and I'm assuming they got a hold of my keyboard or something, since it wasn't happening before now.

Anyways, anybody have an idea of how I might stop this little nuisance?

A:[SOLVED] Command Prompt Line always showing

It's called caret browsing and can be toggled on/off with the F7 key.

The kids might have hit the key by mistake, but it usually brings up a popup box asking you to confirm the change.

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How to print from the command line to USB printer?
 

A:How to print from the command line to USB printer?

What OS are you using?

I'll assume XP and move it to that forum...

buck
 

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im testing it on windows 2000 & 2003 pls help me
 

A:How to print from the command line to a USB printer?

type print and the location of the file to be printed (ex. c:\>print help.txt) help.txt is located in drive c:
 

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Is there a dos command to use a printer online? Every time I turn my computer on my network printer is offline, and I have to manually put it online before I print, so I wanted to write a quick batch file to run a startup to put it online. Thanks.

A:Use Printer Online From Command Line

Did you find a resolution to this question? I just joined this forum and have a similair problem with a Network Printer. I would like to change the status to Online.

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Is it possible to create a printer share at the command line. I am working with an older, DOS based program that we map network printer shares to. I am now trying to use it with Terminal Services. I can get the users printer to show up on the Term server, but it does not share it, since it is recreated every time you log in. I figure I can map the share with a login script. Just can't figure out how to create the share to map.Thanks in Advance

A:Creating A Printer Share At The Command Line

What operating system are you working from, and what operating system are you mapping to?

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I want to hide this. I'm running a python progam (if that matters) and it always has that open on my taskbar. I want to hide it. I don't care where it goes or how much time it takes, I just want to hide it. So I never have to deal with it. Maybe make it a system process or something? I don't know.
 

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Is it possible to install printers using printui.dll command line using the bundled windows 7 printer drivers that come with the OS or from the update drivers that can be obtained from Windows Update? I have done this before using the printer drivers
and inf file that I've downloaded from a vendor site. But I need to install several printers that come bundled with the Windows 7, that don't have a corresponding download anymore on the vendor site. A couple examples would be the
Lexmark Optra M410 or Xerox 3250. I need to find out how to install a new printer object and then simply install additional drivers of various models without creating a new printer object.

A:Command line installation of printer drivers via printui.dll

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmgrswdist/thread/f8e9c428-cb02-4562-90c7-af1e8e207689/
 
take a look there, think thats what you wanna do

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Windows 7 has apparently changed the way fonts are installed. I have a web page that I use that when visiting the page it looks to see if a file called barcode.exe is installed in a particular folder and if it is not present it downloads the file and executes it. The exe file is designed to place 2 carolina bar code fonts into C:\windows\fonts. This works with no issues in both Windows XP and Windows Vista but is not working in Windows 7. I can manually install these into Windows 7 font folder with no problem, but need to be able to do it automatically. Does anyone know an effective command line to use to place a font into the font folder in Windows 7? Thanks...

Jerry Mill

A:Installing fonts via command line/script

in my my .bat file, I run Font.vbs file.

rem Add files

O:\BDARevit\Distra\Font.vbs

Text code inside of Font.vbs file as follows:

' Fonts.cfg
' January 13, 2010
' ----------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim objShell, objFolder

Const FONTS = &H14&

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(FONTS)
objFolder.CopyHere "O:\BDARevit\Distra\architxt.ttf"

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(FONTS)
objFolder.CopyHere "O:\BDARevit\Distra\BlankSerif.ttf"

Wscript.Quit

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hi
I would like to know if there is a command line tool to start/stop windows updates? I am working on an automation tool and this tool is used to install windows OS. I recently started facing an issue where after OS installation, the system starts to look for updates and after installing them it reboots the machine. As a result, any process I am running on the machine gets killed and I loose control over the machine. Hence, i would like to know if there is a command line I can call to prevent updates from being checked for after OS installation completes so that I can call it later on (hopefully with same command) after my job is done in a controlled manner.

Thanks in advance. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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Anybody know the command to copy a disk? Like Linux = cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb , or dd xyz -> xyx

What's the Windows command line syntax for this copy task?
 

A:Command line to clone disk? COMMAND line; NOT 3rd party app.

No. Don't believe that is built in. The latest Windows versions have imaging software built in with a GUI.

Or, DD For Windows

Free system imaging/backup software:

Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Comodo Time Machine
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Paragon Backup & Recovery
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost)
Partition Saving
Clonezilla
 

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Hi i'm trying to change my wireless network via command line. Is this at all possible? Thanks
 

A:Changing Wireless Network via Command Line

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I'm new to writing command line scripts and am trying to write one that will record time, date, and ip configuration each time my laptop signs on to a network (wireless mainly, but wired as well).

I don't know how to check for a connection in a script or what event is triggered when the network is connected.

Any help is much appreciated.
 

A:Command Line Script/ Wireless Network Logon

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I know you can drag and drop files in Windows explorer from you local drive to a SharePoint document folder in My Network Places and I have no problems doing this. What I need to do is automate this UI action using a line command. Does anyone know the line command used by this drag-and-drop event?

I found several suggestions to map a drive letter to the site then simply perform a DOS COPY or XCOPY but my share point document folder is located on a server using a distinct port (e.g., http://asdfgh101p:14676/personal/Reports/) so I can not use the "net use" command to map a drive letter. It gives me a, "System error 67 has occurred. The network name cannot be found" error.

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Is there a freeware program to view WZC profile information from the command line? I found one that allows you to display the profiles themselves, however to display the profile properties I haven't found one.

I could also use direct registry edits if I had to, using the reg command. The problem being, that it would appear that the information is stored in binary format, which I've got no idea how to even manually pull the profile name from. The only thing that information seems to give me, is the abillity to later manipulate the order of the networks, that is maybe. I don't need that part yet, but will later on. I guess, since viewing the profiles is so slow, direct registry edits "might" be preffered. This is WZC I'm concerned about, not any third party utillities. I'm using Windows XP, and it's SP2 or later.
 

A:View Wireless Network Properties from the Command Line

Researching further, it looks like nobody knows how to pull the information from the registry. I've got Windows XP, so netsh wlan won't work. It looks like this is leaving me now with 2 solutions to get some of this information.

Solution 1: Use some kind of programming API to get the information and display it from the command line. I've therefore heard that there seems to be an interface called the WZC native API. If that's true, how would you use it in AutoIt or in a BATCH file or in a VBScript? I've never used anything like it before, so I need detailed explanations of what the code does, except for that doesn't mean I need to know all the internals of every function. But I need to know how to use it. I know BATCH files well, but I don't really know the full VBScript or AutoIt languages, though I can make some of it's code out anyway.

Solution 2: Somehow maybe use AutoIt in another way to read the properties from the dialog box. I know from research that this is probably possible, but I don't know how to do it. And what I need to do, is hide all that visible clicking going on, even if I'm doing some clicking. That is - hide it from the end user. It's nice to see it moving on the screen, but I'd rather not see it if I were the end user, in this case.

Now keep in mind, that at this point, all I'm trying to implement in these programs, is a way to do exactly what you can already do in Windows XP by default (b... Read more

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I have just installed a new wireless router (D-Link DIR 655) in my home, replacing a Linksys unit. I have a desktop and a laptop that run Windows Vista, and a 5 year old Apple PowerBook G4. My printer is a wireless Brother MFC-255. Since installing the new router, the two computers that run Vista, show the printer status "off line", and will not print. I have uninstalled, then reinstalled the printer software, but the status still shows off line. My Apple laptop will still print however. I'm not the most computer savvy person in the world, so any help would be appreciated, before I have a computer bonfire in my back yard.

A:Printer off line after installing new router

Originally Posted by BBJPLT


I have just installed a new wireless router (D-Link DIR 655) in my home, replacing a Linksys unit. I have a desktop and a laptop that run Windows Vista, and a 5 year old Apple PowerBook G4. My printer is a wireless Brother MFC-255. Since installing the new router, the two computers that run Vista, show the printer status "off line", and will not print. I have uninstalled, then reinstalled the printer software, but the status still shows off line. My Apple laptop will still print however. I'm not the most computer savvy person in the world, so any help would be appreciated, before I have a computer bonfire in my back yard.



have you connected the printer to the wireless network(search for SSID and enter wep key)? might help if access is the issue

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I'm an intern at a non-profit for the summer and was given my own little office. The small problem I have is with trying to print webpages, specifically the format that a page would be when you try to print off google maps...
When printing in other programs such as office I can select which printer. (There are 5 network printers, 2 that print double sided, 2 that are desktop units in other people's cubes, and 1 that is the fax machine). However when printing off a webpage I am only given two options, "MS Office Document Image Writer" and "Microsoft XPS Document Writer".
How can I make any of the other printers availible/show up when I'm trying to print a webpage? The tech guy is covering about 4 other jobs and told me I'm free to fiddle/add/edit system stuff on my machine. I tend to be pretty good about most things but am not experienced with networking.
Any help would be appreciated, let me know if any clarification is necessary.
I'm running Windows XP all current updates have been installed.
Thanks!
 

A:Network printer not showing up in printer list when printing webpages

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Hi everyone,
In our organisation we are using wireless displaying technology to mirror devices onto our TV's. At present we are having troubles because of a Cisco VPN client we use on our machines. I have narrowed the problem down to the 'Deterministic Network Enhancer'
which is installed with the Cisco VPN which is linked to each network adapter.
I was wondering if there was a way to create a batch file which disables the deterministic network enhancer on each network adapter, I will also need one to turn it back on.
If you need further info please let me know
Thanks in advance

A:Disable Deterministic Network Enhancer for wireless adapters via command line script

Hi Mark
since I have limitation knowledge regarding related product which caused this issue, I suggest you contact Intel for WiDI and Cisco regarding this VPN client
There supposed to be workaround that will fix this issue, I suspect this is maybe caused by version only, try to contact Cisco regarding which version that not conflict with WiDi, if still persist I suggest contact Intel why this certain version caused WiDi
stop
What im suggest:
1. From the hardware site, make sure you have the latest update for processor, graphic card, and network related driver. PC manufactured site supposed to be have this files
2. From the Cisco side, other than update the DNE, ask Cisco regarding which version that might be work with WiDi
3. From the Intel side (WiDi), ask them how to configure this thing so it will not conflict with your Cisco VPN client
I also think this issue will be solved by upgrade driver (related to network), I cant make sure if certain version of Cisco VPN Client will be conflict with WiDi, that's why I suggest you to contact both Cisco and Intel
Please let us know the update, you reply might be help for the others
good luck

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Hi guys
Wondering if anyone can give me some clues
I am making a script to install 3 network printers for my users who bring their personal laptops to work
This is the script of one of the printers:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\PrinterServerIP\LunchRoomPrinter
When installing it for the first time on a fresh machine, I get the following error:
Connect to Printer
Windows cannot connect to printer
Operation failed with error 0x0000052e
This is strange as I can install it fine through windows explorer by navigating to:
\\serverIP\Printer
Right clicking the printer and connecting

If I remove the printer the command prompt then works, is there something wrong with my script?

Could there be any reason

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Somehow the line that you put web sites -- after the http --has disappeared. I'm sure that there's a simple way to get it back but I'm new to WIN XP. Can someone help.
 

A:Lost command line -- line with site addresses WinXP

I think you are talking about the address bar in a web browser???

You did not mention what browser you are using. For Internet Explorer 6, right click in any other visible menu bar and then make sure that "Address Bar" is checked in the box that pops up. This may work for other versions of Internet Explorer.
 

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Hi!

I need before calling one program insert text into clipboard.
I can do batch for this, but really don't know any command to send any text to clipboard.
Exist any command or method how to do it?

Thank you for all.
Miro36

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Printer Networking Problem -- Computer Can't Connect Wirelessly

My husband's Dell laptop runing XP Pro has been part of a home network we have had for about a year. He had no problem before printing wirelessly to our HP DSC 2400 All in One printer. However, several days ago (15 Sept. 2005), he could no longer access our hard-wired computer, the HP Media Center m470n desktop running XP Pro.
The symptoms:

1. The computer would not show up in My Network Places in his Windows Explorer. His computer could not find any of the folders (C Drive and My Documents) that we had designated as shared on the HP desktop.

2. He could no longer access the printer. He inadvertantly uninstalled the HP printer from his Printers and Faxes list. When he tries to use the Add New Printer Wizard, the HP printer will not show up on the list of computers on the network.
3. Once or twice the printer did show up on the list of computers, but it asked for him to enter a username and password. He never had used a password before. "Guest" was displayed on this, but was "grayed out."

Other facts:
--All of our computers are in the same workgroup, MSHOME.
--His computer can ping the HP desktop, and the HP desktop can ping his computer.
--I can access his computer by typing its IP address into the Run command line box.
--We have a cable modem by Scientific-Atlanta; our ISP is Comcast. We have wireless networking with a LinkSys router.
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Hello,

I'm trying to split a .flv file by using flvparse, which is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. I did get through to the directory by following instructions posted on another forum, however, command prompt doesn't seem to recognize the the .exe file. I'm an absolute novice at this, any help would be really appreciated!

Attaching a CP s/s, and here are the instructions I'm trying to follow (copy pasted from the forum)

FLVPARSER

For trimming the beginning and/or ending of videos, you can use FLVParser (http://dev2.avacast.com/FLVparser.zip ).
FLVParser is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. After you unzip it, move its folder to C:\ for ease of use. Also for ease of use, copy/move the .flv file you wish to edit into the FLVParse folder.
To make edits, you need to know the in and out points where you want the edits. Use FLVPlayer to find these points. FLVPLayer only lists times in total number of seconds, not HH:MM:SS, but don't worry, FLVParser can handle that. In the FLVParse directory create a new blank text file called: CuePointFile.dat
This is the file FLVParser uses to edit from. Open it in NotePad, and enter the in point and out point, separated by a single blank space, like so: 2525 5150
Save, and close the file. Open up the command line interface and go to the FLVParse directory: cd C:\FLVParse
In the command line, enter this to edit the flv:
flvparse.exe FileToSplit.flv CuePointFile.dat
Your file will be split into ... Read more

A:Command Prompt doesnt seem to recognize the command line!!

You are using the basic cmd, try in elevated mode
Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

However looking at you screen shot, you may have to check the command over carefully. There does appear to be an error in the command. With my eyes, it is difficult at times to pick out the subtle shades of difference.

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Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.

A:Whats the command line command to stop a process?

Quote:





Originally Posted by djw2009913


Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.




Click on Start, then run
type in cmd to get to command prompt
type in taskkill /f kbd.exe

The forward slash /f forces it to kill the process.
Here is link for some examples

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips446.html

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Hello everybody, hope all of you are well. I encounterd a problem. But I can't resolved that. So I need help from all of you. I have printer named hp laser jet 2055d. It's connect my pc, there I using windows seven. I shared it. My another system is windows xp. I want to print from here using my shared printer. If I browse my windows seven pc using "my network placecs" here don't showing my shared printer. If I browse my pc from run using IP address then my shared printer is showing. So what's problem in my xp pc. why my network places option not showing shared printer. If have any connectivity problem then I didn't found it by run option. I checked the advance file and printer sharing option. Here tern on is network discovery and file and printer sharing option. Please help me to find out where the problem, windows seven or windows xp.

Thanks.

A:Printer Shared but not showing in my network places

Are both the host Win7 system and client WinXP system defined as being in the same "workgroup"?

Win7 has support for both "homegroup" (a new concept) and "workgroup" (compatible with WinXP). Both of your machines should be defined to be in the same "workgroup" if you want to share a printer hosted off of the Win7 machine.

Also, if your Win7 host is x64 and your WinXP is x86, there will likely be a driver problem at "connect" time when you try to "add printer" from the WinXP machine to point to the shared printer on the Win7 machine. This is normally when the host machine provides a driver over to the connecting client machine... so that you don't have to have a print driver installed previously on the client machine.

Well, the 64-bit driver on the Win7 machine is unacceptable on the 32-bit environment of your WinXP machine. So normally you go through the "add additional driver" process on the x64 Win7 system, so that it has both 64-bit driver for itself and other connecting 64-bit systems, and also a 32-bit driver for other connecting 32-bit systems.

This latter driver-related issue is a second problem you may face eventually, when you finally can "see" the shared printer and try to connect to it. But for now, let's just solve your "I can't see it from WinXP" problem.
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Dear All
when i tried to install network printers. It was successfully installed but not showing in devices and printers. Repeated again after restart still not showing. once we install check point all the printers are showing in devices why.

If any one help in this regards we all appreciate to them.

Thanks

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I have a windows 8 64 bit system. There is a laptop with windows 7. I have my canon mp470 printer plugged into the windows 8 system via usb. Up until a few days ago we could printer from the windows 7 laptop through the network. I have done 2 things since then. 1.) I uninstalled mcaffee internet security and installed nortons internet security and 2.) I tried to update to windows 8.1 which failed part way through the update then it said the system was reverting back to windows 8.0

Now I can't print from the laptop. (nothing changed on the laptop only on the windows 8 system).

Sadly windows 8 is almost a foreign language to me. Please someone help me fix this.

A:canon printer no longer showing in network

no response, i'll bump it one time.

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Hello all, what command would I run to set JUST the secondary DNS on clients machine, and nothing else? I appreciate the help! :)

A:[SOLVED] What is the command line command to set up secondary DNS?

:) Anyone have any idea? Maybe this can be moved to the 2003 server forum?

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Running W8 Pro, with all applicable updates, and Office 2013 Pro.
I have had to (twice) delete a network printer that has somehow been allocated an incorrect IP. Then re-install it. While the deleted printer does not appear in "Devices and Printers", two instances do in the Word 2013 print dialog. Both show a file waiting to be printed. This doesn't appear to cause any printing issues. It prevents me re-allocating the name I had used as I wish to do.
I have found many registry keys/values associated with the deleted printer(s), but do not know whether it is safe to delete them. I know I can export them, (and import if deleting causes a problem), but wondered if someone else has experienced this issue, and found a fix.
Thanks,
lmod

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I want to create a setup whereas a command line command can be run from any directory/folder, without having to be in the directory/folder whereas the command line command resides ?

A:Executing command line command anywhere ?

Add the directory the cmd or bat files resides in to the PATH environment variable.





Quote:
To check or modify the system PATH environment variable, do the following:

XP: Right clock on My Computer
Vista, 7: Right click on Computer
Windows 8, 10: Right click on This PC

Select Properties

Vista, 7, 8, 10: Click on Advanced System Properties on the left

On the Advanced tab, click on Environment Variables
Under System Variables, scroll down to Path
Select it then click Edit

An easy way to look at all of it is to right click on the highlighted Variable Value field and select copy, then start Notepad and paste the data into there. That way you can easily look at all of it.

It's also a lot easier to make changes in Notepad then copy and paste the changed data back into the Path Variable Value field.

Click Ok as needed to exit when done

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.
 

A:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)
 

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I need some help, but probably don't have a full grasp on the problem, so don't really know how to ask for help. I will describe what I have and hopefully, it will help to describe what I want to accomplish.

I have a Linksys router with DD-WRT installed. I am able to SSH/Telnet into the router. I would like to be able to reboot or shutdown my computer remotely from the command line during a Putty/SSH session.

Here is how I make the session connection: In Putty, I enter
the static IP address and port (default is 22) under "Session".
Under "SSH > Tunnels" I enter the "source port" (again, 22)
and "Destination" (ex - 192.168.0.5:3389), then hit "Add", then "Open"

This opens a command line, where I enter "user" and "pwd"
(the defaults are root and admin). I am now connected to my
router and I can use Remote Desktop to get control over my
remote computer (using XP Pro).

My question is: While at the command prompt, is there a
command to reboot or shutdown my remote computer? Is there a list
of other commands that are available here?

BTW, at the command prompt, I can start my remote computer (Wake on LAN) by typing the following command:
/usr/sbin/wol -i 192.168.0.5 MA:CAD:RE:SS:44
(where the last portion is the MAC address)
 

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.
 

A:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)
 

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I have a UNISYS UDS9718 (Lexmark) printer that I want PC's on my LAN to be able to print to. It is an ethernet connected printer with a static IP address. What do I need to do at the PC to be able to print to the printer?
 

A:Help installing network printer

Go to control panel > printers & faxes, click on on add printer.
Click next>network printer>browse for a printer.
It should display all network printers available, highlight the printer you wish to connect and windows will install it.
 

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I?ve read about the problem Drdeputy was having with the Lexmark Optra T614N and I was eager to find step by step instructions on ?how to? install a network printer from scratch. I have two at work but they were installed by someone that is no longer there and I will be called to do it in the near future, I do not want to share and install a printer with a NIC, not only it would use more bandwidth but that is not the right way to do it. I?ve searched the WEB and so far I have found nothing, Can you spell it for me.
Thank you
 

A:Installing a Network Printer

If you're installing the printer in Windows, install it as a local printer, using TCP/IP port instead of USB. Enter the printer's IP address and that should be pretty much it.
 

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Okay, so I'm trying to install an HP Laserjet 3390 onto our network here at the office and it's not working. When connected with a USB cable, the printer works perfectly, so the issue is almost certainly with my network/configuration somewhere.

The Ethernet cable is going from the printer to a small switch in the office, and that switch is then connected to the wall outlet which goes directly to the switch on the server rack. The server is running Windows Server 2003 SP2, and that's where I went to install the printer.

I set the printer to have a static IP address of 10.74.1.9 and then went on the server and hit Add Printer. I set up a standard TCP/IP port, enabled sharing (and listed it in the directory), and then made sure it was always available and that the security settings were allowing all the groups to print.

It is listed as "Ready" in the printers and faxes window, and doesn't have any documents that are holding things up, but I can't seem to print a test page for the life of me and I'm not sure where to start troubleshooting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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My entire network is wirelessly connected to a Linksys WRT54G router. I have many XP machines, but only two 98 machines. I have a printer with a wireless print server attached to it, and it is linked to the router. (The printer is setup as a client through the router by using a print server as all the other PC's are, in other words.)

I was able to install the printer driver onto all the XP machines, and then print over the network wirelessly.

I am not able to install the printer driver onto the 98 machines, because it doesn't give me the option to browse for a network printer. The only options I get are to install from disk, and then when I do, I have the option of configuring the printers ports (Either COM1, LPT1, or Print Spool).

Do any of you have any suggestions on how I can get these machines working with the printer?

Thanks,
Brooks
 

A:Installing printer over network on 98?

If anyone has any suggestions, or knows of any 3rd party software that would allow me to do this, please help.
 

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Dear Users,
i have two networks, one is LAN and another is Wifi on two different floors. as we add a new pc to the network in wifi network as i install the printer driver it gave an option either the printer is attached to this pc or its a network printer as i choose
its network printer it search it and install all is ok.......Below is my problem

on the LAN network when i add a new pc and want to install the printer and choose the same as above that its network printer it does not search it, and the other option is to attache the pritner via lan cable direct to this pc, which is very hard
for us.
so anybody kindly let me know how to install a printer which is on a LAN network.
Thanks

Tahir Mehmood

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Ok, downstairs I have a desktop computer with XP Home. There is an old (but works GREAT) Epson Color Stylus printer connected to the parallel port. I also have a Canon Pixma ip4000 connected to the USB port.
Upstairs I have 2 XP Home laptops. They connect fine to my network and access share files and the shared printers. All is fine.
I used to have a W7 laptop and I remember going through some stuff but eventually it worked just fine, acessing my shared files and printers.
Unfortunately, that laptop bit the dust. I bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop and so far all works perfectly EXCEPT I cannot get it to work with the printers. It accesses my network and shared files fine. I know it can be done because I did it before.
Here?s what I?ve tried. I went to networking and chose Add A Printer. I specified network printer. It found both printers. But when I try to add the selected printer, it says that it can?t find the driver. Frankly, I looked on my desktop computer and I can?t find it either. I can also look on my two XP laptops but I am not sure what to look for. I went to the manufacturers sites and was unable to locate a driver, but it should be on my computers, I would think.
I wish I could remember what I did about 3 years ago to get my W7 to work with both computers.
Any ideas?
Mel

A:Having difficulty installing network printer

I'm having exactly the same problem trying to get Windows 7 to access my Brother HL-5050 which is on an XP computer on my local network.

The problem seems to be that Windows 7 fails to understand what kind of printer it is trying to find a driver for and ends up searching itself and Windows Update looking for a driver for "unknown" printer

I have manually loaded the correct driver, but Windows 7 refuses to use it because it says it isn't the correct driver for the unknown printer

When the &*^$%^&$%&^ folks at Microsoft decided to make Windows 7 "easier" to use, they removed the capability to manually tell the operating system which printer driver to use.

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Hello All,

I am having problems connecting a Sharp MX2301N printer to my new laptop which is running Windows 8.1.

I have downloaded the W8.1 64 bit driver from Sharp and installed it. Should this be installed in a specific location?

Tried this suggestion Installing Printers in W8 -- you have to use the NETWORK dialog !!!!

And also "Advanced Printer Setup" suggested here Why isn't Windows finding my Bluetooth or other wireless device? - Windows Help

I've added some screenshots to illustrate what happens.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated,

Michael

A:Having trouble installing a network printer

How many actual printers do you have? Is this on your personal LAN, or a Work LAN?

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Greetings all.

We have a number of networked barcode printers set up and shared on a Windows 2012 server. They all use the Generic/Text Only driver. In Windows 7 we are able to print to these printers by specifying the UNC path in our application, such as \\servername\printersharename. We don't need to add the printer in Windows on each PC.

We're now starting to switch to Windows 10 and found that the only way to access the printers is to add each one to Windows on every Win 10 PC. Is there a way to avoid this in Windows 10 and access the printers without adding to each PC?

Thanks very much.

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I have two (well technically 3) options to hook a USB printer (Canon Imageclass MF4150) up to my network.

Option 1 is the USB port on the back of the Netgear router
Options 2 and 3 are the USB ports on the back of my Seagate GoFlex Home NAS devices.

I would prefer to use the router option, but after 2 hours of configuration testing and troubleshooting, I'm not getting anywhere with that, except to possibly be out of luck as Netgear states they dont support multi-function printers.

When using the NAS on 192.168.0.150, the driver appears to install, but I can't print. If I hook the printer up to the lap (or computer) it prints fine. I think it's a port configuration error, but I've been unable to figure that out.

Can anyone suggest a way to get the printer portion working?

S~
 

A:Solved: Installing Canon MFP USB Printer on network

GoFlex Home print server allowed printer to be installed. Just needed to look a little harder :-/
 

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Here is the fact. The printer we have, does not have any available driver for Windows 7 Premium.

The thing is I don't know is how XP or OS deal with network printer. I have an application that directly request to network printer without judging the installation of the printer. So, after installing a fresh copy of XP if I run my application it add an network printer and start doing the process. where as my application failed completely in 7 Premium.

I also tried to add network printer. While doing this, its gives an error. the snapshot of the error is given PrinterBehave | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

So, I am wandering how network printer work? is printer server gives driver too? why Premium talk about driver?

I wish I would get a solution soon

Mohibur Rashid

A:Installing network printer in Windows 7 Premium

Even a networked printer needs a printer driver. Have you looked to see if there is a Vista driver available? If so that should work.

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Here is the fact. The printer we have does not have any available driver for Windows 7 Premium.

The thing I don't know is how XP or OS deal with network printer. I have an application that directly request to network printer without judging the installation of the printer. So, after installing a fresh copy of XP if I run my application it add an network printer and start doing the process. where as my application failed completely in 7 Premium.

I also tried to add network printer. While doing this, its gives an error. the snapshot of the error is given http://www.flickr.com/photos/8246363...n/photostream/

So, I am wandering how network printer work? is printer server gives driver too? why Premium talk about driver?

I wish I would get a solution soon

Mohibur Rashid

A:Installing network printer in Windows 7 Premium

Try posting here, since you have Windows 7
Network & Sharing - Windows 7 Forums

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I'm a little fustrated now after spending a few hours trying to figure out a way to do this. I have a lan setup so more than 16 computers can print off this network printer, but my problem is that only the printer installs on Adminstrator and not the other accounts. I do not feel like installing the printer again on each account over and over again. I have at least 6 accounts on each computer and there must be an easier way to have all the accounts have the printer set up. Any suggestions?
 

A:Installing Network Printer on Multiple Accounts

That network printer should have an install utility to install on any PC, regardless of what accounts are there.
Isn't there an option during install, that asks for installation for THIS user or for ALL users?
Check the website of the printer manufacturer. There's no point producing network printers without the appropriate drivers!

As an example, I use a Netgear printserver on my home network, with 2 printers attached to it.
I needed to install the Netgear user-software (and the printer drivers) on each PC, but that was only once per PC, and is for the whole PC, not just for the installing account!
 

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Hi,
I was printing some music and had to change my settings.
After cancelling the printer, I tried to print with new settings,
But the printer won't print because it says Off-line.
I've tried right clicking the printer icon to put it On-line,
But it continues to say off-line.
How can i get it back on-line and printing again?
chuck.
 

A:Solved: Printer Reads Off-line, Won't go on-line.

Turn the printer off, then back on. Restart the computer.
 

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