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setting up windows 2003 print server

Posted on 2004-04-13
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I am a newbie to windows 2003 server and I was just wondering if any body out there knows of a good tutorial on setting up a print server. Alternatively if anybody knows how to do it i would really appreciate the some tips and advise. My main problem is how do other client machine see the print server.

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Gareth Gudger earned 20 total points
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When you say print server are you referring to a separate box that attaches to the printer itself which in turn connects it to a network port or a print server as in the Windows 2003 Server itself?

If it is just the Windows 2003 Print server then all you need to do is right click on the installed printer and click "Sharing". Specify a share name for the printer and click ok. You can click the security tab also to specify who you want to be able to print to it. But by default everyone should be able to.

Then from the clients browse to the server from My Network Places, and then right click on the printer in the server and select "Install" or "Connect" from the menu depending on the version of the client. The printer will install automatically (might prompt for a driver disk)

Then see if you can send a test page.
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/fileandprint/print/default.mspx  or check www.labmice.net


Diggasaur is correct on his answer.  That is the easiest way to set up a print server.  For the clients to connect they can go to their run command and browse the printer server for the correct printer  \\servername\  Then on the client workstation you can just open up their printer folder and drag the printer from the server to their print folder.
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