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Setting up network printers on PC's remotely

Q: Setting up network printers on PC's remotely

Good afternoon everyone,

Have 60 Win2k pc's in our department - these include 2 Student PC Labs and then faculty PC's. Everyone will be printing to different printers. I am going to set up a print server and want to be able to configure all PC's remotely with the correct network printers.

This way I can set up the 2 labs to print to the network printers located in the respective labs and faculty will print to a printer in our main office. I also do not want to include anything in the logon scripts, as we do not use them here. Ideally I want each PC set up with the correct network printer, no matter who logs on, as the lab PC's have numerous different students logging on to them daily.

I came across the following command line utility:

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry

With the proper switches, I have been able to set up a network printer while logged onto that PC, but can not figure out a way to run this command and have it map the network printer on a remote PC.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.


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A: Setting up network printers on PC's remotely

If you have a print server, go into "add printers" then click on the print server, then click on the printer you want to install for that particular machine.

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Just joined the forum, so I have this is the correct subforum for my question. Here goes.

Back during the XP days, in a domain setting, you could browse to a remote computer and view what printers were installed on that machine, local printers via usb/etc AND printers who's queue reside on a print server.

I cannot do that in a Windows 7 environment. Win7 clients, Win 2008 R2 print server.

Turned off the firewall on the clients and server.
Put test machines and print server in an OU that doesn't get any Group Policy.
Turned on Network Discovery
Turned on file/print sharing
Turned on public folder sharing
(there's no antivirus, 3rd party firewall, etc in place).

On my test machine, I installed a printer. \\printserver\testprinter

On my work machine I browsed to my test machine by opening Windows Explorer: \\testmachine
Click on 'View remote printer'
I can see the default local printers (Fax, Microsoft XPS Doc Writer, etc) but I do NOT see the printer I installed who's queue is on the print server.

I've been googling and testing this all day. Is there something I'm missing here?


A:Viewing installed network printers on a remote Win7 Ent. remotely.

What does net view \\testmachine from a Command Prompt show you?

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In the past with XP, you could install a pc from your pc on another pc by going to start-run- \\pc-name or \\ip-address and then you could install printers via printers and faxes. It doesn't seem to be possible anymore in Windows 7 or am I mistaking?


A:Remotely install printers

You can still do it that way, if you must, but the printer has to be shared, and you have to have the proper drivers ready for the install.

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Hi Network Guru's,
I am able to print from our Server to a remote office by knowing the remote offices's IP and opening port 9100 on their router. However, my question is: Is it possible to print to 2 different printers in a remote office? The printers are both Lexmark e250dn. Thanks in Advance! Brad

A:Solved: Remotely Printing to Printers

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I need to check on someone's computer in our company and what printers are installed - I'm building a new computer and need to know what printers to install on the new computer.Said user is using the computer and is senior management. So, I'd prefer to check without taking them off their keyboard by going up there personally, or taking a remote session. If I'm digging for isntalled software, I can always just explore to \\<ip address>\c$ to see what's saved there.Is there anyway I can do something silently like that for printers? Or am I stuck taking control and documenting the printers while they wait?

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Hi all

Does anyone know of a command line utility that can remotely set permissions on local groups.

many Thanks

A:Setting permissions remotely

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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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How can I change the WINS settings on WIN2k workstations remotely? Settcpipparams.exe does not work in 2k and the setnet.exe must have all information for the network in an answer file, not all of our users have the same network settings. Our LAN folks in their infinite wisdom changed the WINS servers without notifying anyone, now we are in crisis mode to fix all users.

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I know its strange question...but I just ordered 2 brand new ink cartidges from Dell for my Dell Photo AIO 922 printer and after printing just 6 photos, half of my color cartridge is gone! I ordered a photo cartridge to replace the black one and also a regular color cartridge. I am showing a pic of my ink levels....why did my photos use the color cartridge instead of the photo cartridge? Also..notice that it says that I can print another 54 photos? How can that be possible when just 6 used up half of my color ink? Any ideas? I'm afraid to print any more photos now!

A:Is there a way to change ink setting on printers?


I just printed off 4 4x6 photos and now I get a "low ink" warning. But my photo cartridge is still full. Thats a total of 10 photos and now I need more ink.

Something is not right..I should be able to print more than that!

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I want to set printers based on machine, not by user account, so I configure a printer under one account, but in the other account on the same machine, the printer is not created.

Is there a way to create the printer for all user accounts on a machine at the same time?

Details: I am trying to use psexec to call a wscript vbs for all machine. I have a domain policy for printers but I don't want to have to ask everyone to log off and back on just for this, so I'm trying to push it out.

I can use psexec to remotely run the script, but it's running as administrator and the user's printers don't change.

So back to my original question, is there a way to create/delete printers for all users on a machine at the same time?

A:Setting Printers for all users?

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How do I do that? I have one set up. Is there a peice of hardware I need to get so I have multiple printer ports?

A:Setting Up multiple printers on same Computer...

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I have a situation where setting printers on a reserverd IP range only works for specific printers that are configurable. I have a few that are DHCP only by Print server. I wondered if there is another easier way to set up printers in a network, so there are no other conflicts with DHCP on a LAN. I am having too many problems with conflicts and printers losing configuration. Any suggestions?

A:Setting Reserved Addresses for Printers on a LAN

poohbutt said:

I have a situation where setting printers on a reserverd IP range only works for specific printers that are configurable. I have a few that are DHCP only by Print server. I wondered if there is another easier way to set up printers in a network, so there are no other conflicts with DHCP on a LAN. I am having too many problems with conflicts and printers losing configuration. Any suggestions?Click to expand...

Not quite sure I understand. Are you saying that you have printers that cannot be configured with a static IP address? I have never seen that. What print servers are we talking about?

Do you have an IP address range setup on your DHCP server?

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After a bit of advice on a couple of things:
Talked my mother into getting a new PC, running Vista home prem 32 bit.

Setting it up and have encountered a few problems...

AOL - Dont have AOL vista ready software, but I was under the impression as long as I could get the router (speedtouch 585) connected through I would be ok. However, plugged it in, Router is showing ok on Ethernet & DSL but no connection to internet. Can browse to router via IE ok, confirms DSL but no internet connection. Spent days on phone to useless AOL support, reset to factory settings about 15 times, 3 new user names & passwords but everytime try and connect get a disconnected by user message. AOL last said problem their end on server but they said this before! I would like to know if:
a. anyone else has encountered this and
b. Is there anything else I need to check and
c. Am I correct in my assumption I do not actually need any AOL software etc to make a basic connection to internet?

Problem 2:
They have an old deskjet 980cxi printer, but PC has no parallel port so I have bought a USB to parallel cable. Plugged it in and vista didn't pick up the printer. Installed manually (trying both port options suggested) and still no joy.

Any help or pointers would be much appreciated. I am an IT professional but my vista skills are zero, so tech talk ok.

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Is there anyway possible to set an individual default printer for each word document?

E.g. I press print on document A and it prints out on my epson CX6600 in my office.

I next print document B and it prints on my HP laserjet in my Lab.

Both printers are successfully connected to my network. But is there a way that i can auto define each document to printout to the speficied printers. Without manually having to go into each document and selecting the correct printer each time.

At the moment i have a practice management program, that releys heavily on mailmerge for printing reports, orders etc.
Is there anyway possible that I could set each of the template word documents to print to these speficed printers whenever i use the application to print these documents.

A:Setting default printers for word documents.

The way I deal with this problem of alternate printers in Word and Publisher is to *save* the document AFTER doing your printer setup selection, whether you intend to print then or not. The next time you bring up the document, it should be set for the printer you *saved* with it.

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Could not find anything in search, so point me in right direction if it exists. Basically, have a network running through several buildings, 7 to be exact. They all have network printers in, at least one per building, and 2-3 workstations that are shared. People might be required to log into any computer in any building to perform their duties. What i am wanting to do is have the shared computer automatically connect/install the printer in that building by default. Running Win 7 64bit inside a Novell/AD setup. Anyone have any thoughts? Or is this just not possible?

A:Shared computers and setting up default printers question

Are they on thinclients, connecting through citrix?

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I have had a problem for a while now and can't figure it out. My main computer which has my printers installed on it now does not show any printers. However, I can see them under "View Workgroup Computers" as they are shared (network) printers. My problem is that I cannot install any printers nor can I see any in the Printers and Faxes. I can print and they show up under printers to select from programs but because I can't see them, I am having trouble updating programs like Adobe. Adobe fails making a reference to the printers.

I checked the print spooler under Services and it is running. I have stopped and restarted it but the "Printer and Faxes" screen is still blank. I have no viruses and have scanned for them with Norton, Trend Micro, and even ran Hijackthis. I tried using a Windows print spooler cleaner but that barfed and would not work.

I tried to add printers via the Microsoft Windows Network and I was told that I did not have administraive priv. to do it. This makes no sens since I am the admin. on my local computer and no settings have changed to cause this type of error message.

Any suggestions?


A:Missing Network Printers in "Printers and Faxes"


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Let me set up the scenario:
We have multiple printers, lets call them Printer1, Printer2, Printer3 and Printer4.  All of these have to be deployed to our devices and Printer1 needs to be set as default.
GPP seems like it should do the trick, so I configure the above four printers, ensuring that Printer1 is set as default in the settings.
Upon logging in by a test user, i see that all four printers have correctly mapped, but a random one is set as default seemingly ignoring the tick box directing otherwise.
I know that if I run a gpupdate, the printers will sort themselves out and Printer1 will be the default.  I also know that logging off and back on will have the same effect.  But as these users will not necessarily be logging into the same device
each time, I would prefer a scenario whereby the right printer is mapped at first logon.
So my questions are as follows:

Is there a configuration of GPP Printers that would allow this to happen at first logon?Can i get gpupdate to run silently via a scheduled task?Can No.2 be done simply without need for additional script files/software installs?

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how can i manage vlc on one network to another
it is http interface something

A:remotely use vlc on local network

Which is it, local network or one network to another and if the latter, is it via the Internet or still local?

Remote on a local network is a snap. After assigning a static local I.P. to all server machines if you haven't already (not needed if you use machine name instead), share the folders you want to serve and just open them across the network.

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I work remotely at home from a company-owned Mac which hooks into the company's Mac network. But the physical Internet connection (DSL) is actually through my own Windows XP computer. The Mac is being repaired (or actually, juiced up) at the moment, and I'm just curious for my own info, how to access the Mac network directly from this XP computer. The server has an address beginning with the letters afp. I just don't want to try messing around with it without some expert advice, for fear I'll mess up one of the existing connections I have with my own Internet and so on. Nothing crucial, nothing requiring an immediate answer, just curious.


A:Connecting Remotely To A Mac Network

If I understand you correctly, you want to share files between the 2? Do you use a router?file sharing XP and MacMark

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I wanted to know if anyone could help me get this working. I have a Windows XP Pro computer set up on my home network. My home network has a broadband connection which is shared via a router.

I would like to be able to dial into my XP Pro computer and remotely use my broadband connection and be able to access shared files on my Windows XP Pro machine when I am out of town visiting my parents. My Mom has a Windows ME computer which I would be using to access my Windows XP Pro Machine through dialup.

Is this possible? If so, how do I get this set up?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Remotely access network via dial-up

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Situation: 5 PCs networked behind a router firewall all running XP SP2, 4 in one building and 1 in a different building.

The one in its own is started 1-2 times a week for backup purposes.

Is there any way I can rig it to start up remotely from a complete power-off status? I gather Intel vPro Hardware is now released which has this capability. Is there any other way?

Cheers, theantoff

A:Can I power up a computer remotely over a network?

you might find this interesting http://www.remotewakeup.com/en/index.php

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Does anyone know what command I would use to reboot a computer on my network from my computer? I thought I could use the netdom command in the comman prompt, because I use that to rename computers over the network, but I can't figure out how to just reboot them.

A:How do I reboot a computer remotely over the network?

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I know this is stretching but I want to remove IPX/SPX on all possible workstations on our network that I can... FROM MY DESK! We have a ton of different sites and I can't go and vist... some I can possibly get by remote desktop... but I want something quick and painless.

A:Remotely removing IPX/SPX on all network conputers.

Pushing VNC http://www.vncscan.com/vnc/Push_VNC_Without_Icons.htm ?

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Running alpha com to allow windows computer to acces my linux box. Working great. Using PC Anywhere to access this network via broadband connection. Security cameras on system at the network location, but when on from remote location, the video won't show up. Would like to be able to stream the video and burn the security films to DVD, but I need to be able to view the cameras in real time remotely. Any suggestions?

A:Cannot see video when logging into network remotely

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Ok, on my home network, I already have it so that from any computer, you can map a network drive via "\\comp-name\shared-folder

and remotely, it should work like this: "\\ipaddress\comp-name\shared-folder
HOWEVER, my home network is on a linksys firewall, and each computer only has a generic DHCP IP address. I do know my REAL IP address (WAN), but that doesn't matter because it won't find my computer because of the firewall. UNLESS, I made one the networked computers on DMZ host, but that is way too insecure.

What I want to see if its possible, is use PORT filtering. I already filter a few ports so that I can host games even on the firewall. Is it possible to set aside a random port just for remote networking.

and then would the command to connect be something like this:

How would I do this?????????/

Really appreciate help, thanks

A:mapping a network drive REMOTELY

remotely it should just be \\IP address\shared-folder

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Is it possible to access my home network while away from home: to be able to browse the network, access PCs, and access my file server? If so, how can it be done? Is doing this different from using software like PCAnywhere?

My home network system consists of a cable modem with a Linksys 4-port Router (BESRU31).


A:Remotely Connecting to Home Network?

Remote access software like pcAnywhere let you take over a computer that is on your network. What you see on the screen is what would be seen on the remote computer. If that is good enough then programs like pcAnywhere, RADMIN, NetOP or VNC would work fine. Be aware there a differences in performance, stability and features between them.

If you want to access your home network as if it was a LAN, you would need VPN for that. You would see the remote VPN server as another mapped drive like on a regular network. XP Pro has VPN server built in but only allows one connection at a time.

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I am trying to add a refurbished HP system to my menagerie. It had Windows 7 Pro (64bit) installed when I got it. I went through the setup without any problems, created a user account for myself (Lewis), set the system name to TestPC and started installing and testing some software. Simple internet access (web page browsing) is working fine.

Today, I connected and external disk drive (from a Windows XP system) and I was able to successfully read anything on it. But when I attempted to delete a file, I was told I needed permission even though I am the administrator. I found some instructions at Microsoft for changing ownership of the files on the external drive, so I did that. It was then that I noticed the user name shown was Lewis(TestPC\Lewis) and I was still not able to delete files on the external drive.

Being primarily a Unix person, I have been fumbling around looking for something that would indicate why Windows felt the need to attach the system name to user names. In Computer>Properties>Computer name, domain and workgroup settings>System Properties>Computer Name>Network ID, I found a selection with the following description: "This computer is part of aa business network; I use it to connect to other computers at work". Since this is not true, I selected the other option and worked my way back out to restart the computer.

After the restart, that erroneous setting was still there. I have tried several more times to change it but th... Read more

A:Windows 7: Can't change setting System Properties > network ID setting

Hi Lewis, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The \\DOMAIN_OR_PC_NAME\USERNAME combination is not erroneous, it's how Windows keeps track of users in your network (even if said network only has one Windows PC).

For Windows, when a computer does not belong to a domain, the PC name is used instead of a domain name. I am currently typing this using a laptop with name AGM-W8LAP02 (my own naming policy, my home network is called AGM and this is Windows 8 Laptop number 02). My complete username for this user profile I am currently using on this computer is \\AGM-W8LAP02\Kari. This combination \\DOMAIN_OR_PC_NAME\USERNAME does separate my user profile Kari on this computer from user profile Kari on other computers. User \\AGM-W8LAP02\Kari is not the same user than \\AGM-W7DESK01\Kari.

For Windows it's easier and more logical to use this naming policy even if your PC would be the only one in network. If you now add computers to your network which also contain user profile Lewis, Windows does not have to change the system to be able to separate users not only from other users on the same computer but also from same users on other computers.

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I'm trying to set up a Synology NAS for my home network, however I can only access via the Synology utility and through a browser using the internal IP address. It does not otherwise appear on my network; I can't ping it, map drives to it by any method, etc.

Googling suggests that this problem can be linked the setting in system > computer name, domain and workgroup settings> change settings > Network ID; and ensuring it is set to 'This is a home network'. However my computer is stuck on 'this computer is part of a business network'; if I change the setting, it asks for a restart and immediately reverts to 'business'. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Any way to force the setting?
My network itself is set to 'home'.

Other potential solutions to the NAS problem are also welcome, as that's what the real issue is, although I feel I've hunted most of the low hanging fruit already.


A:Can't change setting System Properties > network ID setting

If this machine ever belonged to a Domain then it would say that. The problem is that once you are part of a Domain you will be locked out of changing the location settings.

Domain Network: For domain networks in large corporate environments. This type of network is controlled by a network administrator and can?t be changed.

You may be able to change this by going to Winkey + R to open Run prompt and type gpedit.msc

Navigate to: Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Setting | Network List Manager Policies > Network Location tab, you may be able to change the location here but it may still be locked down by the Domain group policy.

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It stared with one of the computers in my house, on our network. The computer was running windows xp, and at the time hadn't been updated for a while. (Might have been part of the problem.) When the owner of that computer was playing a game he noticed keyboard buttons being pressed. The mouse wasn't being moved at all though. 
It was just the WASD keys at first, so he thought his keyboard was shorting out. Then a lot of other characters were being pressed, as if someone was trying to type words. So he selected a chat area and it typed the name of a TV show. So he immediately disconnected the Internet, and the typing stopped. At this point we assumed he was being remotely controlled. He had downloaded some rom editing programs, and he figured that was what gave someone access. He wiped the computer and reinstalled windows and now everything seems fine. 
My question is, since the typing stopped when the Internet was disconnected, does that mean it was 100% a remote controller issue? And if so, since it was only his computer being messed with, I was on mine at the same time when it happened, is it safe to say it was an issue with what he downloaded? Instead of someone hacking our network? Also, even though he reformatted, and our computers don't share any files or info between them (we are on the same network, but it is password protected and not broadcasting) should I be worried about my computer? I haven't had any problems yet, but I am extremely parano... Read more

A:Computer on my network may have been maliciously remotely controlled

i say upgrade from XP only going to keep getting worse as time goes on

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Hello, Thanks for all you do for all of us here in the forum! 
Anyway, my home network (more specifically my Arris router) has definitely been hacked remotely & although I believe I've stopped that (by making sure all ports are closed, RDM/Netbios/etc is disabled... please bare w/me if I'm not using terminology correctly; I am not tech savvy!) I am still dealing with the aftermath of the damage that's been done.. redirects, javascript virus, svchost.exe, my registry is a mess.. 
I'm anxious to have my family's privacy & security back.. Thanks!!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by MBMC (administrator) on MBMC-VAIO (20-03-2016 00:11:25)
Running from C:\Users\MBMC\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: MBMC (Available Profiles: MBMC)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\CISVC.EXE
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A:Network Hacked Remotely-- Still Cleaning Up the Mess!

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems. Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please download TDSSiller and save it to your Desktop.Start tdsskiller.exe with administrator p... Read more

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In my previous topic, I explained how this hacker was making my life hell. Please help me catch him! I've got myself pretty well backed up and he can't hurt me by deleting anything, so rather than remove his access, I'd like to see if we can find out who he is, and get evidence enough to get a conviction. He has spent months terrorizing my wife, and even my children are emotionally damaged because of this guy.


Here is my log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457
Run by Gaylen at 8:38:45 on 2013-01-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3069.1736 [GMT -7:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Outdated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
FW: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Firewall *Enabled* {E6380B7E-D4B2-19F1-083E-56486607704B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService... Read more

A:Hacker Remotely controlling 2 pc's on my home network

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I have a network laser printer on my LAN I'd like to access from a remote computer (WAN). The goal here is to print documents on my laser printer at home from a remote location not connected to my LAN.

Any ideas on what is the best way to do this? I have a fair amount of networking experience, but no experience with VPN/WAN networking.

Some extra info:

I have a static DNS so I can pinpoint my computer remotely.

I have a router with 3 computers and the network printer

I have PCAnywhere 11 and Windows XP on the computers involved with this project.

A:Printing remotely to a network printer over Internet

Is it a HP printer? JetDirect is a network protocol like any other so you could get away with forwarding appropriate ports to the printer in your firewall. I think the JetDirect printing port was 9100, but you should read up on that.

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Hi all,

I've got a few computers on my network that will disconnect from the network every now and then. I think the problem was a dodgy wall plate, which I got around by running some cable from another good wall plate. (Can't look into wall plate replacement right now).

So anyway, is there a way I can monitor network connection status of computer A and B on my network from computer C, and perhaps send me an email ?

I need a free solution as I support a non profit community centre, so we cant use any commercial software.

All comments and suggestions are welcome.

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I have 2 network printers connected to my router, I'd like to be able to print to them remotely when I am away from home without having to keep a computer on 24/7 at home. I think this should be possible by configuring the ports on the router but I'm not sure exactly where to begin. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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I have Windows 7 PC, and a Server with Windows 2003 server, I can map a drive to that server, the ID and password on the server match the PC login ID and password, so, with the Network Drive mapped to the Windows 7 PC, I should be able to change the password on that network drive. However, when attempting to change the password, I plug in the required info, network resource IP address\login ID , then the old password and then the new password and confirm, this process does nothing, the password change request does not go to the server. The server is not part of a domain.
We have never had a problem with this process until Windows 7. The Authentication security on the server is NTLMv2. On the Windows 7 PC, I went into Control Panel > System and Security > Admin Tools > Local Security Policy, and on the LAN choice set it to accept NTLMv2 responses. Still nothing, any thoughts?

A:Windows 7, network drive, change password remotely

Is the user account on the server set to "Do not allow user to change password"?
When you say it is not being sent to the server, how did you determine this? Did you look at the event logs on the server and/or on the local machine from which you are attempting to change the password?

How are you attempting to change the password?

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When I click on Network the next window shows all of the computers but does not show the network printers.
At the top of the Network window there is a "Grayed Out" option to "View Printers".

How do you make that active?
or is there something else I should do?

A:Network printers do not show up in Network

What computers/OS's are on your network? Have you set up or joined a HomeGroup? Do your other computers have network discovery turned on, and are they set for file and printer sharing? All accessed through Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings.

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I've been trying to add a network printer, with no success. I have a 10/100 switch, all my computers and printers are plugged into it. I have a mostly Mac network, and they all work fine with respect to file & printer sharing. I'm setting up a couple PCs with WinXP Home, and I can't detect the printers that are plugged into the network. When I go to the 'Add a Printer' wizard, I can't detect any network printers; I can only see the 2 other PC boxes on the network. I then tried the "local printer" option, where I can set up a TCP/IP port to talk to a printer. The problem here is that I don't know the printer's IP address. How can I determine it? (The printer is an HP LaserJet 5M.)

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Does it have a JetDirect card in it? I thought 5M's were parallel printers.

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I have two computers both using Windows 7 I also have two printers. I want to use either printer on either computer. There is no other user involved.

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what are the make and model of the two printers , can then be connected to a network
if not then you can connect to a PC and share
Use the Homegroup Feature in Windows 7 to Share Printers and Files

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I have two HP network printers.
After I install them I go to the Control Panel Devices and printers, and rename tboth of the printers so that the users will know which HP printer they should use.

After I reboot the machine,

In the Settings ->Devices page, the secondary printer displays the words "not connected"
However in the Control Panel ->Devices & Printers the printer icon is fine.
I've been able to print from notepad.

So does Not Connected mean something different in Windows 10,
or does that mean that some apps, maybe modern apps will not be able to print to my printer?

Second question, that let Windows manage my printer keeps getting turned on, and then if anybody prints to the photo printer, the next person to sit down at that computer prints a text document on photo paper! Is there a way to keep that that default printing to work the way default printers always worked?

A:Network Printers

Not connected means exactly that. Since they are network capable printers, you do not have to make any changes or share them from your computer. The router will handle everything. You need to go to each machine and allow them to install the printers from off of the network, with the software that HP has.

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An HP Laserjet 5000 and HP Laserjet COLOR 4700 are setup on a network.
Both print a test page OK. Both print requests from Windows
programs OK (i.e. Word, Notepad). If print request (copy or print)
is issued from DOS commandline (even after net use is issued),
HP 5000 prints request but HP 4700 does not. MS Print Manager
shows requests from both come in and out of print queue but
only the HP 5000 actually prints the request. No errors are
being generated (that are visible). How can this issue be
investigated further to isolate why one printer can not
print a DOS request?

A:Network Printers&DOS

The easy way is using an application like DOSPRN.

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Windows 2000 DOMAIN Network

User 1 = Me
User 2 = A Domain User

HP Printer = Print1 (already have drivers on machine for me)
I want to be able to setup something so that if User 2 logged onto my computer (User 1), they will be able to still use Print1 without reinstalling the print drivers... Is there a way to do so?
Would it be in a script? Would I use a Roaming Profile?


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We have around 80 odd network printers at work. They have already been configured to the print server and all work.
Most of the printers are not physically labelled.

If a user says that they want to print to a printer that is not labelled.

The only information that I can get from the printer is the IP address by printing the configuration.

Is there any easy way of finding out what the name of the network printer is from the IP address? Other than going on the server searching the printers to find the port that matches the IP address.

Thanks in advance

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Does anyone know how to make VB 6 print a document to different printers on the network. I have a simple Word document that I want to print to three printers on our network when the application is executed. I just don't know how to print things to the network printer. The printers are set up on the server as \servername\printername. Ideas?

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I have two network printers, a HP 1006 that is shared off my Windows Home Server and a Brother 2070N that is shared from another Dell PC running Windows 7. I can print to these shared printers from every other PC attached to my home LAN but the Windows 8 PC. I cannot add drivers but I can "see" both printers when I go to Control Panel and try to add the printers. Anyone else have trouble with printing?

A:Cannot add network printers

Cannot connect to my network-attached printers even though Win8 sees them. I'll hook one up to the Win8 PC via USB and see if that works tonight...

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Hi All,

I have a printer issue with several printers in office, in order ro print using the printers I must keep the print button held..in order to print, has anyone any ideas to why this is happening.


A:network printers

Well, with no information about the network or the printers, it's pretty hard to say.

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I have a network consisting of 5 computers all running win98 through a 8 port router. 4 of the computers are stationary and 1 is an HP Omnibook XE2.

The network is set up with full sharing on all systems. When I attempt to install a network printer to the laptop I get an error saying that the printer is offline. I get the same error for any of the other printers on the network.

I have no problems installing network printers on any of the other stationary computers. These computers even have access to the printer installed on the laptop.

I have checked all the "sharing" settings on the laptop and they are all set the same as the other computers. (I must be missing something!!)

The laptop does have access to the files on all the other computers. Just not the printers.

As a side note our previous laptop (Multimedia Notebook) worked fine.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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