Static or dynamic IP address for network printer in AD, Print Server or just shared local printer on the server?
Posted on 2007-03-25
I am trying to setup my SOHO Windows 2003 server. I have network-enabled printer (HP LaserJet 2600N) which I would like to use inside our group of users in active directory.
First, should I install Print Server on domain controller and then add the printer or I can just use add printer dialog and add it to list of printers. What will be difference? I think, in second case it will be just local printer and I will need to share it to make it available for other users, is that correct? Is it better to use Print Server and add the printer to it?
Second, what is recommended IP address setup for network printers installed on Domain Controller - static or dynamic, and why?