Printing to Multiple Printers when Available

I've got a client that does fairly large print jobs.  They have two robust multifunction printer/copier/scanner/etc (same models) right next to one another.  I've been asked if it was possible to send a single print job that would go to which ever printer is available.  For example, they might have a very large print job going in printer 1, but printer 2 isn't printing anything.  They don't want their users leaving their offices to see which printer is available and then having to choose that printer.  They want to print to some sort of queue and when printer 1 is busy, it will just printer to printer #2.

Anyone know of something like this?

Thanks
SupermanTBAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can accomplish this using Printer Pooling. See the below technet for steps to setup and configure this.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757086%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Will.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Interesting.  That looks like it will work for me.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.