Enable Printer Pooling Feature
What is printer pooling feature and how to enable this option?
Printer is a device that produces hard copies of a document which is stored in electronic form on print media like paper. Many types of printers are available. They differ in their printing technologies. Printer Pooling is a feature that is readily available in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. All the latest Windows OS support printer pooling feature. The printer pooling is a feature by which you will be able to print documents into multiple printers. The major advantage of the printer pooling technique is that you will be able to print a large number of documents with a group of printers, such that it eliminates the need for purchasing a larger printer.
The following are some of the techniques to enable printer pooling:
- Install Printer Drivers
- Connect network printers
- Enable Printer Pooling
Install Printer Drivers
It is very important to install the printer before enabling the Printer Pooling. You might use the Add printer wizard to install the printer. The Add printer might be used to install the printer. The main drawback of this method is that the generic printer drivers might be installed. Once the printer drivers are installed, there might be a message on the screen. The on-screen message might prompt you to reboot the computer. After rebooting the computer, then the printer drivers might run in the start up. As soon as the drivers are installed in the computer, then the printer might get functional.
Connect network printers
You need to know the actual computer name, in which the printer is installed on. For finding the computer name, you have to press Windows button and Pause Break. The printer sharing has to be enabled. For doing that, go to Control Panel, Printers and Settings Icon. Then right click on the printer icon and choose sharing. You would also create a simple name for the printer.
You need open all pooling computers. Printer folder needs to be opened and the drivers need to be installed. This could be done easily from the ‘Control Panel’. After configuring this, you need to enable Printer Pooling check box. You might not be able to achieve pooling if you haven’t checked this box. You need to select the ports to which the printer is connected. You might add more printers in this manner.
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