Printers in Windows® 2000
How to install printers in Windows 2000 Operating System?
Windows 2000 is an Operating System developed by Microsoft for being used in personal computers, servers etc. Windows 2000 was released on 17th February 2007. Microsoft released four editions of Windows 2000 and they are Professional, Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server. Microsoft introduced many advanced features in Windows 2000 such as, Windows desktop update, Internet Explorer 5, Outlook Express etc. It includes a new feature called Microsoft Manage Console or MMC that could help to create and open administrative tools. They released four service packs for Windows 2000 Operating System. Printers for your Windows 2000 Operating System are of different types. While installing a printer in your Windows 2000, you need to install a compatible device driver. Incompatible device drivers for printers affect the working of your printer.
Following points explain about different printers, way of installing and TCP/IP ports in your Windows 2000 Operating System:
- Printers for Windows 2000
- Ways to install
- TCP/IP ports
Printers for Windows 2000
Cannon BJC-1000, HP LaserJet 3100 All-in-One, Epson Stylus Photo R340 InkJet Printer etc. are examples of compatible printers to your Windows 2000 Operating System. Before going to install a printer in your system, you need to ensure the Operating System compatibility, otherwise, you might face issues with your printer.
Ways to install
To install a printer in your system, first of all, you need to connect the cables and connectors of the printer in the appropriate ports of your computer. After installing the cables, you need to install the correct driver for the printer. Driver is vey essential software for the working of your printer. If you are facing any issues with printing it might because of the improper cable installation. So, you need to check the cable connection while facing issues with your printer.
Several ports are involved in printing in Windows 2000 Operating System. TCP/IP ports in Windows could help you for printing in the network. Three main port numbers are LPD printer on port number 515, IPP on 631, PDL on 9100. To connect using an IP based printer, you need to find the IP address of the printer. You need to install the printer description and printer driver.
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