Ungroup Printers in Windows Server 2008 Devices and Printers
Posted on 2011-02-24
Does anyone know how to ungroup the printers in Devices and Printers found on Windows Server 2008? The printers automatically get grouped together from what looks like when they use the same port. So if you add two printers and name them differently, but they use the same port, in your list of printers you only see one of them. The only way I've found to see the other printer is to right click on the first printer and follow the menu to see the other.
I commonly will set up two printers with different printer drivers (i.e., Laserjet Postscript and Laserjet PCL). They are named differently and given different share names. The only thing in common is the port. Printer pooling is not enabled.