I am considering relocating my organization's server infrastructure to a datacenter for DR purposes. Our budget for doing this is tight and as a result I am concerned about printing across a potential 3Mbps WAN link. The setup would involve moving only the servers and so there would really only be a need to print in one location. We currently run about 20 network printers for about 50 users (I know...ridiculous) So...would it be better to:
a. Have a local printserver to keep that traffic off of the WAN
b. co-locate print server over the WAN and if so how is that configured in Server2k3? IPP?
Any insight is greatly appreciated. I am leaning towards a local print server because I am concerned about PPP performance and the fact that we only need to print in one location.