Location-Aware Printing in Windows® 7 System
Learn more about location-aware printing in Windows 7 system.
Windows 7 comes with location-aware printing. The location-aware printing specifies a different default printer based on the network to which a computer is connected. Location-aware printing features are applicable only to Windows 7 mobile devices. It mainly depends upon Network Location Awareness services and Network List Services in order to find the corresponding network and to the specific laptop it is being connected. Using a Network List Manager API, you can use networks or network connections. So when you are connected to a managed corporate network, through a wired or wireless connection, the same corporate domain network is detected regardless of the specific network connection used.
Following are the features of location-aware printing in Windows 7 system:
- Set-up default printer
- To get location-aware printing
- Depends on Network Location Awareness services
Set-up default printer
Location-aware printing is available in order to set-up a default printer for different networks. It is mainly intended for people who are using laptop at multiple locations, for example at home and also at office. A location-aware printing functions by detecting the network to which you have to be connected to and it helps you to select the correct default printer for that network. It takes only less time when a program such as Microsoft Office struggles away to find a printer which is not there and you need not have to keep on changing your print settings when every time you change locations.
To get location-aware printing
In order to use location-aware printing, you need to take the 'Devices and Printers' from the 'Control Panel.' After that you need to select a printer, and then hit on 'Manage default printers.' Here, you are able to set the option to 'Change my default printer when I change networks.' After that you can select the networks known to the machine and the printer that should be used as the default for the location.
Depends on Network Location Awareness services
Location-aware printing always relies on Network Location Awareness services and Network List Services so that it can find out which network is being connected to which laptop. With the help of Network List Manager API, you can find out networks or network connections. So, when you are connected to a managed corporate network, through a wired or wireless connection, the same corporate domain network is detected regardless of the specific network connection being used.
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