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    Printing to Windows Printer

    Hi,

    We currently have a suite of about 39 apple computers running off one apple server. The server is linked into AD on our windows 2003 domain, so users log in as normal and printers are available etc.

    The issue we are having is from the mac os, when you print to a windows based printer it prints 2 copies of everything which is beginning to get a little annoying not to mention its wasting paper!

    We also have this issue when printing from linux to a windows based printer.

    I was just wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem and may have some advice.

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    Adam

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    I find setting up the printer to print directly to the printer over ip always works. I never really had much luck with printing over a Windows 2003 server.

    Ross

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    I did the same as Ross and printed directly to the printer's IP address (of course this messed up the auditing).

    Of course my Linux Pykota server solved all these problems

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    Or you can add a queue on the apple server that prints directly to the printer, but the clients then connect to the apple server (should work with linux clients too)

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    Thanks guys, tried printing to ip and I still had the same problem. After checking through the config pages for our printer which is a hp laserjet 4250n I noticed that number of copies under printing preferences was set to 2 as default.

    I changed this to 1 and the duplicate printing has now disappeared, it seems strange that the printer has this setup. I even restored factory settings to it a few days ago and the default is indeed 2 however it does not affect windows based printing.

    Might be something worth looking at if you use this type of printer.

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