Benefits and tips for Windows® Vista® Printer Sharing
Tips on how to share your printer in Windows Vista
Printer sharing enables connecting printers between multiple computers, regardless of the operating system in use. Through sharing the computer amongst multiple users, you can not only save the cost of additional printers, but also increase the productivity through multiple computers. Windows Vista printer sharing through network and sharing center, is commonly done in small home networks, so that you can save cost and utilize the printer effectively. In order to share the printer you need to install the printer driver on the computer before sharing the printer. Sharing the printer with different work groups, takes more time and effort to view all of the computers on the network.
Following details mentioned below will give you an insight on the benefits of sharing your print in Windows Vista.
- Requirements for network printer
- Benefits of printer sharing
- Increased freedom
Requirements for network printer
The average household has more than one computer and shares the available resources over a home network. Users often so not want their house or office cluttered with unnecessary office equipment and if you have three computers on your home or network you would only need one printer to print documents. Windows XP and Vista allow you to use computer hardware that is connected to another computer on your network. A network printer can be a printer that is already installed on one computer in your home or office network.
Benefits of printer sharing
It is possible to share a printer similar to a high speed Internet connection, programs, documents and also pictures. Whether it is for a big business or a home, Windows Vista printer sharing is guaranteed to save on costs of purchasing extra printers. The need to Windows Vista printer sharing actually stems from the fact that purchasing printers for every department in a company or every room in a home is un-economical.
windows Vista printer sharing increases your freedom because it is carried out across a network platform. The printer is linked to all computers and servers through a LAN or a high speed Internet connection. This sharing increases the freedom of a computer user. From any location in the organization, one can simply send the documents to be printed to the printer through the network. Sharing in case of a home scenario one simply prints from any room or location of the house.
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