Microsoft Windows 2000 Print Servers and Drivers John Clavin Program Manager Printing and Imaging Group Microsoft Corporation Agenda Demystifying printer drivers Migrating a Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 print server to Windows® 2000 Point and print – what is it really?
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Printing DeviceSimplified Flow of Information from Click to Clunk
Kernel-mode/Windows NT 4.0 – only for Windows NT 4.0 client interoperation
All in-box drivers are Unidrv/PostScript user mode.
Most are supplied by print vendors. Microsoft does not write printer drivers.
Also available on vendor’s Web site.
Windows .NET Server does support Windows NT 4.0 drivers. Microsoft recommends using these only to support Windows NT 4.0 clients.
Kernel-mode blocking policy must be disabled to load.
Server to Device
Client to Server
Standard port monitor
USB for local
Point and print (RPC)
SMB – redirected local ports
Replacing a Windows NT 4.0 Print Server with a Windows 2000 Print Server
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