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number of print devices a windows 2003 server can handle.

We currently have over 3000 print devices on our network, all slave printers.  How many print devices can a windows server 2003 print server handle?
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From a post I found:
"This is all I could find. From MS site "Types of Drivers
Scalability is closely tied to driver types in that a server might be required to host many unique driver models. For example, a server hosting 2,100 printers that use the same driver requires less registry access and saves some spooler processing compared to a server hosting 2,100 printers that use 215 unique printer drivers. For many customers, reliability and scalability go together, because they cannot afford to be without a certain number of printers at one time. For this reason, Microsoft recommends using the user-mode drivers supplied with Windows 2000 or the Windows Server 2003 family or the drivers provided by the printer manufacturer that include the Designed for Windows logo."

basically, there is no standard calculation. It is based on factors such as how many unique drivers, type of print jobs, etc.

2003 deployment kit:

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