What are the benefits of using printer pooling?
Printer is one of the most useful output devices. Majority of computer users depend on printers to complete their day to day documentation and office jobs. There are many high quality printers available in the market which is capable of printing documents and images at a great speed. You can select one of the best and install them in your office. All the new printers are stable and work without any error for a long time. If one day the printer fails to work, it would become very difficult for you to manage your printing jobs. To overcome printer failures and to manage the print jobs effectively, printer pooling technique is included in almost all the Operating Systems. You can configure the printer pooling and enjoy the printing stability.
Following are some benefits of printer pooling and tips to configure printer pooling:
- Set printing priority
- Overcome printer failure
- Tips to configure printer pooling
Set Printing Priority
You may have one or more than one printer in your network and all the network users would be sending printing jobs to the printers. All these printing jobs are gathered in the print queue and printing job is completed one by one. Once you configure the printer pooling, you can set priority for network users and you can also assign specific printers for network users. Hence, the printouts are processed based on priorities. Most important documents are printed out first by skipping the print queue.
Overcome printer Failures
If you have more than one printer in the network, you can configure the printer pooling to overcome the printer failures. You can set a rule wherein if one printer is busy or does respond to the print command raised by a user,the printer pool service re-directs the print job to a different printer. So, your work is not stopped or interrupted.
First, you need to install all the network printers with proper drivers and make sure that they are working fine. All the printers are displayed in the printer tab in Control Panel. You can right click on each printer and share all the printers in the network. Now, you can right-click on the printer that you want to add to printer pooling and click on Properties. On the Properties tab, you need to click on Ports and then put a check mark on ‘Enable printer pooling’ and click on 'OK' to complete the printer pooler configuration.
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