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MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration. Chapter 8 Introduction to Printers in a Windows Server 2008 Network. Objectives. Discuss the Windows Printer Model and how it is implemented in Windows Server 2008

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Mcts guide to microsoft windows server 2008 network infrastructure configuration

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

Chapter 8

Introduction to Printers in a Windows Server 2008 Network


Objectives
Objectives Infrastructure Configuration

  • Discuss the Windows Printer Model and how it is implemented in Windows Server 2008

  • Install the Print Services components of Windows Server 2008

  • Deploy printers with Windows Server 2008

  • Configure printers on a Windows Server 2008 network

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Windows printer model for windows server 2008
Windows Printer Model for Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure Configuration

  • Components most often found in Windows printing environments

    • Print device

    • Printer driver

    • Printer

    • Print server

  • In Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, the printer driver can render print job in

    • Enhanced metafile

    • XML paper specification

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Windows printer types
Windows Printer Types Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Locally attached printers

    • Connected directly to a physical computer port

    • Print job: document submitted by a client computer for processing through the logical printer

  • Network attached printers

    • Contain a network adapter or connect to a hardware print server that manages it

  • Using a logical printer on every client

    • Each computer acts as its own print server by maintaining the printer settings and drivers

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Windows printer types continued
Windows Printer Types (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-1: Installing a Local Printer

  • Time Required: 10 minutes

  • Objective: Install a locally attached printer

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Windows printer types continued1
Windows Printer Types (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Using a Windows Server 2008 print server

    • With a print server, all network clients can print through the server when they are connected to it

    • Often, File Services and Print Services are deployed on the same machine because both perform short transactions that work well together

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Deploying printers and print services
Deploying Printers and Print Services Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Installing the Print Services role

    • Print Server: the only required service when installing the Print Services role

  • Line Printer Daemon service

    • Allows access to shared printers from computers that use the Line Printer Remote (LPR) service

  • Internet printing

    • Role service creates a Web site that hosts printers

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Deploying printers and print services continued
Deploying Printers and Print Services (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-2: Installing the Print Services Role

  • Time Required: 15 minutes

  • Objective: Install the Print Services role along with the print server role service

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Deploying printers and print services continued1
Deploying Printers and Print Services (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-3: Connecting to a Network Printer Using a Web Browser

  • Time Required: 15 minutes

  • Objective: Install the Internet printing role service

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Deploying printers and print services continued2
Deploying Printers and Print Services (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Installing Print Services and Printers on Server Core

    • Server Core can be used as a print server

    • After Server Core is set up as a print server, you can deploy printers to it

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Deploying printers and print services continued3
Deploying Printers and Print Services (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-4: Installing the Print Services Role on Server Core

  • Time Required: 15 minutes

  • Objective: Configure Server Core as a print server

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Deploying printers and print services continued4
Deploying Printers and Print Services (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-5: Installing a Printer on Server Core

  • Time Required: 15 minutes

  • Objective: Install a network printer on Server Core

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Deploying printers to clients
Deploying Printers to Clients Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Add Printer Wizard in Control Panel

    • Users who have permissions can use the Add Printer Wizard on their client computer

  • Adding Shared Printer Resources with Windows Explorer

    • Printers share contains all printers available on the print server

  • Adding a Printer with a UNC Path

    • You can add printers by using the UNC path to the printer

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Deploying printers to clients continued
Deploying Printers to Clients (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-6: Adding a Network Printer

  • Time Required: 5 minutes

  • Objective: Add a network printer to use an LPR port

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Deploying printers to clients continued1
Deploying Printers to Clients (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-7: Finding a Network Printer Using Active Directory

  • Time Required: 5 minutes

  • Objective: Use the Active Directory search window

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Deploying printers to clients continued2
Deploying Printers to Clients (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-8: Connecting to a Network Printer Using a UNC Path

  • Time Required: 5 minutes

  • Objective: Add a network printer

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Deploying printers to clients continued3
Deploying Printers to Clients (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Adding printers using Group Policy

    • You can then deploy printers to both users and computers via Group Policy

    • You can use both Computer configuration and User configuration policies

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Deploying printers to clients continued4
Deploying Printers to Clients (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-9: Adding a Printer to a Group Policy Object

  • Time Required: 10 minutes

  • Objective: Add a printer to a Group Policy object

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Configuring printer resources
Configuring Printer Resources Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Sharing a stand-alone Printer

    • Shared printers are not available in Active Directory by default

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Configuring printer resources continued
Configuring Printer Resources (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-10: Sharing a Local Printer

  • Time Required: 5 minutes

  • Objective: Set up a local printer for sharing

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Changing permissions on a printer
Changing Permissions on a Printer Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Printers use permissions based on Access Control Lists to manage access and control usage

  • By using these permissions effectively

    • You can allow users to print to specific printers and allow certain users or groups to manage the print queues of a printer

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Changing permissions on a printer continued
Changing Permissions on a Printer (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-11: Setting Permissions on a Shared Printer

  • Time Required: 5 minutes

  • Objective: Manage printer share permissions

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Changing the printer port
Changing the Printer Port Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Printer port

    • The connection that printers use to send print jobs to a print device

  • Reasons for changing printer ports

    • Replacing a new print device

    • Changing the IP address of a network print device

    • Migrating the jobs on a printer to a different print device when a print device fails

    • Creating a printer pool

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Changing the printer port continued
Changing the Printer Port (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-12: Manually Creating a Printer Port (TCP/IP)

  • Time Required: 10 minutes

  • Objective: Manually create printer ports

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Changing the printer port continued1
Changing the Printer Port (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-13: Changing the Port on a Printer

  • Time Required: 5 minutes

  • Objective: Manage printer ports

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Creating a printer pool
Creating a Printer Pool Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Printer pool

    • Single printer that sends jobs to multiple print devices

    • Requirements: you need to have two or more printers that can use the same printer driver

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Creating a printer pool continued
Creating a Printer Pool (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-14: Creating a Printer Pool

  • Time Required: 5 minutes

  • Objective: Create a printer pool using an existing printer

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Creating multiple printers for a single print device
Creating Multiple Printers for a Single Print Device Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-15: Creating an Additional Printer for the Exec Printers Group

  • Time Required: 20 minutes

  • Objective: Add a printer that prints to a single print device

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Creating multiple printers for a single print device continued
Creating Multiple Printers for a Single Print Device (continued)

  • Activity 8-16: Changing the Print Priority

  • Time Required: 10 minutes

  • Objective: Change printer priority

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Creating multiple printers for a single print device continued1
Creating Multiple Printers for a Single Print Device (continued)

  • Activity 8-17: Scheduling Printers

  • Time Required: 10 minutes

  • Objective: Create a printer schedule

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Updating a printer driver
Updating a Printer Driver (continued)

  • Activity 8-18: Updating a Printer Driver

  • Time Required: 10 minutes

  • Objective: Update printer drivers

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Managing printers and print services
Managing Printers and Print Services (continued)

  • PMC

    • Installed on Full versions of Windows Server 2008 when the Print Server role service is installed

    • Available as a stand-alone Microsoft Management Console (MMC) or through the Server Manager console

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Working with print queues
Working with Print Queues (continued)

  • Activity 8-19: Migrating a Print Queue

  • Time Required: 10 minutes

  • Objective: Migrate a print queue from a failed print device

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Managing server core print services
Managing Server Core Print Services (continued)

  • Print Servers installed on Server Core can be managed in two ways

    • From Server Core console, you can use a combination of CLI utilities and built-in print scripts

    • Use the PMC from a computer running the Full version of Windows Server 2008

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Managing server core print services continued
Managing Server Core Print Services (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Activity 8-20: Managing a Printer on Server Core using PMC

  • Time Required: 10 minutes

  • Objective: Remotely manage a printer using the PMC

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Summary
Summary Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • Components involved in the printing process

    • Print device, the printer driver, and the print server

  • In Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

    • The printer driver can render the print job in the EMF format

  • Windows Server 2008

    • Supports printing using locally attached printers

  • For most environments

    • Running the Print Server role service is the suggested method for managing multiple printers attached to the network

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


Summary continued
Summary (continued) Network Infrastructure Configuration

  • To install the Print Services role and the associated role services

    • You can use Server Manager or from the command line

  • Deploying printers

    • Typical administrative task

  • After deploying new printer resources

    • You may need to reconfigure them to meet the changing needs of your business

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


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