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What is the best configuration for using server 2008 Enterprise as a print server

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What is the best configuration for using server 2008 Enterprise as a print server (ie installing them locally, and then sharing, OR installing the printers under 'print server' role)
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I would install the printers locall and then share them out on the server.  From there you can use Active Directory to deploy the printers to the specific clients, either by computer or users, as you see fit.

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But, can't you do the same thing using the print server utility?
I am not sure what print server utility you are referring to.  If you are referring to the print services roll in Windows 2008, I believe you still need to install the printers and share them out.  
My understanding of it:

The print services role adds a nice little GUI for management of the printers.  Things like pushing printers using Group Policy can now be done through the print services console.  You can also filter and monitor certain printers.  You can also migrate printers from print server to print server inside the console.

So basically, you are still doing the same thing as installing them locally and sharing them out, it's just that there is a new interface that combines some of the functionality you used to have to get by going to other screens like the GPMC or Print Migrator 3.1.

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