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  1. 1. Terminology
  2. 2. Requirements for Network Printing <ul><li>Print server </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient RAM to process documents </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient disk space on the print server </li></ul>
  3. 3. Guidelines for a Network Printing Environment <ul><li>Determine users’ printing requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine company’s printing requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the number of print servers required. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine where to locate print devices. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Adding and Sharing a Printer for a Local Print Device <ul><li>Starting the Add Printer wizard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Log on to the print server as Administrator. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double-click Add Printer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click Next to display the Local Or Network Printer page. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Local or Network Printer Page
  6. 6. Add Printer Wizard Options for a Local Printer <ul><li>Local Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Use The Following Port </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturers </li></ul><ul><li>Printers </li></ul><ul><li>Printer Name </li></ul>
  7. 7. Add Printer Wizard Options for a Local Printer (continued) <ul><li>Default Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Share As </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul><ul><li>Do You Want To Print A Test Page? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Adding and Sharing a Printer for a Network-Interface Print Device <ul><li>In large companies most print devices are network-interface print devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantage of network-interface print devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to locate print devices with the print server. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network connections transfer data more quickly than printer cable connections. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Use Add Printer Wizard to Add Network-Interface Printers <ul><li>When adding network-interface printers you must specify additional port and network protocol information. </li></ul><ul><li>The default network protocol for Microsoft Windows 2000 is TCP/IP. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Select The Printer Port Page
  11. 11. The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard
  12. 12. Setting Up Client Computers <ul><li>After you add and share a printer, you need to set up client computers so that users can print. </li></ul><ul><li>All client computers require that a printer driver be installed. </li></ul><ul><li>The tasks to set up a client computer vary depending on the installed operating system. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, or Windows 95 <ul><li>Make a connection to the shared printer. </li></ul><ul><li>Client automatically downloads the appropriate printer driver. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Locate Your Printer Page
  15. 15. The Browse For Printer Page
  16. 16. Clients Running Other Microsoft Operating Systems <ul><li>You must manually install a printer driver on the client computer. </li></ul><ul><li>You get the printer driver </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the installation disks for the client computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From the printer manufacturer. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Clients Running Non-Microsoft Operating Systems <ul><li>Require additional services installed on the print server. </li></ul><ul><li>Macintosh clients require Services for Macintosh, which are included with Windows 2000 Server, but not Windows 2000 Professional. </li></ul><ul><li>UNIX clients require TCP/IP Printing (Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Service) included with Windows 2000 Server. </li></ul><ul><li>NetWare clients require File and Print Services for NetWare (FPNW), an optional add-on service for Windows 2000 Server. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Client Computers Running Windows 2000
  19. 19. Search Active Directory Directory Services
  20. 20. Client Computers Running Windows NT 4, Windows 98, or Windows 95 <ul><li>The Add Printer wizard allows you to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter a UNC name for a printer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse Network Neighborhood to locate the printer. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use the Run command on the Start menu and type in the UNC name of the printer. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Client Computers Running Other Microsoft Operating Systems <ul><li>Windows 3. x and Windows for Workgroups use Print Manager to connect to a printer </li></ul><ul><li>Use the following command: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>net use lptx: erver_nameshare_name </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Using a Web Browser
  23. 23. Downloading Printer Drivers <ul><li>Clients running Windows 2000 or Windows NT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically download the printer driver. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify current driver each time they print. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If necessary download the current driver. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You update drivers only on the print server. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Downloading Printer Drivers (continued) <ul><li>Clients running Windows 98 or Windows 95 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically download the printer driver. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not check for new printer drivers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You must manually install updated drivers on clients. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You must manually install updated drivers on print servers. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Sharing an Existing Printer <ul><li>Assign the printer a name. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appears in Network Neighborhood. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use an intuitive name for easy browsing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add any needed printer drivers. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Using the Sharing Tab
  27. 27. Setting Up a Printer Pool
  28. 28. Advantages of a Printer Pool <ul><li>Can decrease the time that documents wait on the print server </li></ul><ul><li>Lets you administer multiple print devices from a single printer </li></ul>
  29. 29. Creating a Printer Pool <ul><li>In the Properties dialog box for the printer, click the Ports tab. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the Enable Printer Pooling check box. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the check box for each port to which a print device that you want to add to the pool is connected. </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Setting Priorities Between Printers <ul><li>Can set priorities between groups of documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Printers point to the same print device. </li></ul><ul><li>Send critical documents to a high-priority printer. </li></ul><ul><li>Send noncritical documents to a lower-priority printer. </li></ul><ul><li>Set a different priority for each printer connected to the print device. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Common Troubleshooting Scenarios <ul><li>Test page doesn’t print. </li></ul><ul><li>Test page or documents print incorrectly. </li></ul><ul><li>Error message asks user to install a printer driver. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents from one client computer don’t print. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents print correctly on only some print devices in a printer pool. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents don’t print in the right priority. </li></ul>