Install a Printer on Windows® Server® 2008
What is Windows Server 2008? How could you install a printer on Windows Server 2008?
Windows Server 2008 also known as Win2K8. It is one among Microsoft Windows server line of Operating System. This Operating system is designed by using the same code base as Windows Vista. So that it shares many of the same architecture and functionality of Windows Vista Operating system. It comes with many similar features of Windows Vista Operating system. Windows Server 2008 offers improved image-based installation. BitLocker and ASLR is the new security feature released by Windows Server 2008. .NET Framework 3.0 is one of the good technology that comes with Windows Server 2008. In order to allow hot-plugging of processors and memory devices these devices are modeled as Plug and Play.
Given below are some tips to install printers on Windows Server 2008:
- Connect the printer
- Install drivers
- Configure printer
Connect the printer
You need to properly connect your printer to your system. It is the initial step for the printer installation. You can connect printers in various ways like you can connect 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, share a printer with a router, etc. to connect printer in Windows Server 2008 system.
There are some issues reported regarding the addition of a printer to a wireless network. The main problem is network unable to detect the specified printer. The other issues that occur while adding printer to a network are uploading of incomplete printing wizard, incompatibility of Operating System, etc. This results in incomplete installation of printer to a wireless network.
Printer configuration means 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 system. 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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