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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Configuring Windows Server 2003 Clients to Print

There are as many different ways to connect computers to printers as there are ways for people to communicate with each other. A Windows Server 2003 print communicates with these interfaces using a print monitor. In general, print topologies fall into these categories:

  • Printing to a local print device. The print device is connected directly to the server via a parallel, serial, USB, infrared, FireWire, or PCMCIA interface.

  • Printing to a network print device. The print device is connected to a network interface that the print server communicates with using a network print provider. Examples include HP JetDirect, Castelle LANpress, Intel NetPort, and the x-crowd: Lantronix, Xionics, Emulex, and ...

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