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I have a task from my manager to install our new network printer and configure it on the printserver windows 2008.

This printer locates at the other building. I did all like network cabling and power on the printer. Now i need to install on the printserver (windows 2008).
1.I hope printer find dhcp server and gets IP.(how can i find out which ip gets?)
2.After find out IP ,How can i install and share for our users this printer on the printserver (windows 2008).

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It's a good idea to set the IP of the printer to a static address.  If you don't, at a minimum, configure a DHCP reservation for it.  You have to go through the printer's control panel to set the static IP (sometimes you can go through its web interface).  At the printer, tell it to print a configuration page to output a sheet (or several) with all its settings.
On the Windows Server 2008 machine, make sure the Print Services role is installed.  Then add the printer, either in the standard Devices and Printers control panel, or the Print Management console under Administrative Tools.  You will add it with a new port of type "Standard TCP/IP" which you will use the printer's IP for.  Make sure the printer is shared in its properties.  Usually you will select to also "list in the directory" so people can more easily find it.  If you have computers that are running both 32-bit and 64-bit OSes, then you need to add both types of drivers for the printer (Sharing tab > Additional drivers).

You should now be ready for all workstations to connect and install/use the printer.  If you need to go further deploy the printer automatically to workstations, that's a different (longer) question, so I won't cover it all.  Suffice to say, if you're using Vista and above, use the Print Management console to deploy using group policy.  If using XP, you either have to; 1) use the same as with Vista and then use PushPrinterConnections.exe additionally, or 2) use a script calling "printui.dll".
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