What is the proper way to install a network printer under SBS 2003 R2? I have several HP printers and plotters which have internal NICs and hard drives. Since they are attached direcly to the switch and not to any particular machine I think they would be considered "network printers" as described below but I can't figure out how to install them as such.
While going through 'Add a Printer' under the ToDo list and initially I have 2 options:
1. Add a printer attached to this computer (I know to install the printer using this option and adding a TCP/IP port and publishing in AD but maybe there is a better way).
2. A network printer.
If I select network printer (Option 2) now I have 3 options:
1. Directory (the printers do not yet appear in the directory since i haven't installed them yet)
What name would I use under option 2? Do i use the ip address of the printer or network name assigned by HP (like NPIF1A7DF)?
How would I install the printers using a URL under option 3?