Explain about print server and the ways to set it up in Windows
Print server is a device that allows computer workstations to interface with one or more printers that are shared on a network. Each workstation will be able to designate one of the printers on the network as its default printer. You can choose any other printers recognized by the printer server to do the print job. This is a small server that acts in conjunction with the main office servers. Print server acts as backup server and primary server that allow printing capability. Print software will allow you to load this function into the hard drive of the computer. This software will be automatically configured to recognize all the printers in the office. This software will perform all the functions for the print server. It is a simple process to set up printer server on your computer.
The following explains about print server and ways to set up print server in Windows systems(like in Windows 2000).
- Need of Print Server
- Print Server Software
- Setup Print Server
Need of Print Server
It is necessary to setup a print server in the office. All the printers in the office will be able to perform printing jobs, if these printers are recognized by the print server. It does a printing job efficiently. If one printer in the office is not working, then it is a simple task to send the print job to a different printer on the network to take the copy.
Print Server Software
Print server performs printing jobs with the help of the print server software. Print server software provides help to load the documents to the hard drive of the computer. Print server software helps the print server to recognize all other printers in the office.
Setup Print Server
Setting up print server on your computer is a simple task. First of all you need to attach the print server with your computer that is working on Windows 2000. Then the operating system will automatically detect the print server. Then you can manually install printer driver into your computer. Then you need to change the settings and configuration in the computer for the print server. Then you can set this printer as 'shared'.
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