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Windows Server Print Management

Managing printers is one of the pains of an administrator's life. For one reason or another the promises of a so-called "paperless office" have by and large not materialized, and users seem to be printing stuff more than ever before. Maybe it's just handier to print a company's security policy out than read it directly on the company intranet. Or maybe a user wants to read the policy while heading home on the bus because he's too busy at work to find the time. And how many users have slate Tablet PCs they can download such files to in order to read and annotate them instead of printing them and marking them up with pen and highlighter? If Tablet PCs cost only a few hundred dollars like low-end laptops, more people would probably buy them and more trees would live. But with most Tablets costing around $2000 or more, it seems more economical to kill a tree and print out the stuff you want to read instead. All this makes me think that Tablet vendors need a new rallying cry for promoting their wares, maybe something like "Use a Tablet PC—save a tree!"

Tip:
See how I use a slate Tablet PC in my own business and save money doing it by checking out my blog called Pimp My Tablet!

Fortunately, with the release of Windows Server 2003 R2, printers are now a lot easier to manage in an enterprise environment. This article examines the Print Management console, a new tool in R2 that lets you easily manage printers and print servers from a single, central point of management. The Print Management console, once installed on an R2 machine, can then be used to manage print servers running Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2003 R2—and also, to a limited extent, print servers running Windows NT 4.0.

Installing Print Management

To install the Print Management console on an R2 machine, simply open Manage Your Server and add the Print Server role to the machine (see Figure 1):

Figure 1: Adding the Print Server role using Manage Your Server

Be sure to have your Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 CD (the first CD of the two-CD R2 set) and also your Windows Server 2003 R2 CD (the second CD in the set) handy or know the location of your R2 installation files on the network.

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