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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Specifying a Separator Page

Use a separator page with busy printers to help prevent one user from picking up the next user’s print job in addition to his or her own. Windows Server 2008 comes with four default separator pages located in the %WINDIR%\System32 folder:

  • Pcl.sep. Switches the printer to Printer Control Language (PCL) and then prints a separator page

  • Pscript.sep. Switches the printer to PostScript and does not print a separator page

  • Sysprint.sep. Switches the printer to PostScript and then prints a separator page

  • Sysprintj.sep. Switches the printer to PostScript with Japanese character support and then prints a separator page

If your printer does not support these languages, create a custom separator page, as discussed in the Custom Separator ...

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