It is common, however just make sure when they configure only the Static IP of the printers to be picking them up. Also make sure the SNMP community is not public (also none of your devices should have that).
I should ask them about this. I am guessing that all the printers are going to have to be networked now.
@WrCombs If you're using serial / RS232, I'm guessing that your driver might be outputting in ASCII and might need to be set to ANSI or from 8 bit to 7 bit. Check these against other sites and see what you come up with. The repeated characters are representations of solid lines or simple graphics via the various protocols.
At least I've run into this before with a telnet app that we use here.
From what I can tell the program we are using has a built in integration for Excel but you have to have Excel and not something like Libre Office.
Likely using the Excel automation API that is unique.
I spaced this one.
I was thinking the application could be lame and trying to call the excel.exe executable directly. That could be solved with a link to LibreOffice executable - assuming the LibreOffice executable accepts the same arguments.
In theory, yes. But I think it is using an API to make it output to CSV. Otherwise, we'd just expect it to open the file and sit there.
I assume then that using the API is easier than the application simply outputing to CSV on it's own?
I doubt it.
sooooo... they did it why? bad programmers?
Always, or they just hate the users. But the latter would be crazy.
@Dashrender That's what a dedicated label printer is for. They suck even harder than standard printers, but are so nice once they're working.
OK - So we looked into that option. The departments need 10+ labels at a time. The EHR is unable to send 10 label print requests to the label printer in one click. Instead, the user has to click print 10 times. Management has said - that is unacceptable.
Therefore label printers are out.
Whooah, hold your horses here. There are plenty of label printers that could do that. You may not want to pay the price of a real label printer and you might not know that such a thing exists, but that doesn't change reality.
This is not a hardware issue. This is a EHR software issue. The vendor would need to change their software to do this - could they? likely very easily, but will they? unlikely. They only seem to care about advancing new things, not fixing, improving existing things.
I gather that the terminal client MSTSC has local resources unchecked?
Are the printers set up on the Session Host(s) that the users would be using? Are they allowed to choose the default printer via Devices & Printers (Control Panel) or are they not able to get into any Control Panel applets?
Yes local resources unchecked.
Yes, each session has printers setup on them. They are allowed to choose the printer they want.
Everything works except the default printer keeps changing to WebEx.
I figured it out. You have to use the Printer defaults button on the advanced tab. It opens the same window as shown in the OP, but it will apply it to the clients.
Yes, that is where you always do it. Remember that when you change printer drivers you need to change it all over.
@obsolesce Right, I am having to add a group of computers to the printers' security permissions with allow printing enabled to get the GPP to actually deploy the printer to the user.
UNC pathing to the printer by a member of the PrintersChecksUsers (while the user is logged in) allows them to install and print to the printer.
The GPO shows as applied in the RSOP, but with item level targeting, I don't see any info on why it wasn't actually installed/applied. Maybe it shows it somewhere else.
The key is the shared printer's security tab on the print server, itself. That is where I have to allow the specific group of computers, as well as the specific group of users. I need both, the computers and users groups to have at least printing allowed.
@dave247 I have a few ideas about who they are specifically... but after they decided to be a bunch of dicks about anyone here posting links to their site that shall not be named, they created an account here to spy, presumably. Lot of former :hot_pepper: folks here... Lots of :middle_finger: :middle_finger: :middle_finger: :middle_finger: :middle_finger: for their informers.
It's a public site, doesn't take much for someone to inform, lol. It's a bit like tattling on a billboard.
That sounds a lot like calling out your Husband by doing this to his ride.