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Print Server: How to Create it?

Posted on 2013-01-18
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Hi,

This is related to the Small Enterprise Network (around 30 machines). I am still confused with the Print Server; I need 2nd opinion from Experts.

The subnet is 192.168.100.0/24

Printer#1: 192.168.100.60
Printer#2: 192.168.100.61
Printer#3: 192.168.100.62

There is a file server (with the Windows 2008 server); I want to make this server also as a print server (The name of this file server is “BOBA”)

The things that I do:
For Printer#1
-      Go to Control Panel>Printer>Add Local Printer> Select the “Standard TCP/IP”> Key in the IP address of Printer#1 (192.168.100.60)> Browser to the “Brand name of the printer” (Here is HPLJ 4300)> Select the Driver

I do the same configuration for Printer#2 and Printer#3

So I believe I create a Print Server

To access the Printers (Printer#1, Printer#2 and Printer#3), a user just Map it to the print server with this direction: \\BOBA\printer#1, etc

My Questions: Is my understanding to create a Print Server Correct or Wrong? You confirmation is greatly appreciated

Thank you

tjie
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your solution will work.

however here is Microsoft's best practice on Print servers.  might save you some headaches

http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2009/09/14/best-practices-on-deploying-a-microsoft-windows-server-2008-windows-server-2008-r2-print-server.aspx
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