Learn how to install a printer on Windows® Server® 2003
What is Windows Server 2003. How could you install a printer on Windows Server 2003?
Windows Server 2003 or Win2K3 is a server Operating system released by Microsoft. Internet Information Services is one of the main features of the Windows Server 2003. With the help of built-in Firewall this Operating system offers good security over previous versions. Management administrative tool is the main component of Windows Server 2003. This tool allows an administrator to select what functionality the server should give. In order to restore lost files it offers good backup system. Windows Server 2003 offers improved disk management, which implies the ability to backup from shadows of files, allowing the backup of open files etc. Another amazing feature released by Windows Server 2003 is the watchdog timer. Watchdog timer is able to restart the server if the operating system does not respond within a certain amount of time.
Given below the tips to install printers on Windows Server 2003:
- Connect the printer
- Install drivers
- Configure printer
Connect the printer
You need to properly connect your printer into your system. The connection of printers can be done in various ways like connecting it directly to your PC through a USB cable. You can connect a printer to any system that connects to your router either directly or wirelessly.
To get the performance of the printer you need to install its compatible driver. Driver acts as the interface between the printer and the system processor. You could download the driver directly from the hardware manufacturer’s sites. Or you could get the installation CD of the printer driver while purchasing the installation CD. After downloading the driver software or inserting the installation CD you need to run the set-up file. By following the instructions in the installation wizard you could install the printer driver.
Printer configuration deals with the printer settings like paper orientation. If you want to share this printer then you need to set-up a network and connect your printer to a router. It is important to note that improper setting may results in bad printer performance. So you need to be very careful while configuring your printer.
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