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Printing Terminology in Windows Server 2008 R2

We are all used to thinking of a printer as the machine that spews out printed pages. But, Microsoft has its own terminology (which it has used ever since the days of Windows NT and 9x), which you need to be aware of. Table 13-2 describes the official Microsoft definitions.


Table 13-2. Printing Terminology Used by Windows Computers



Remember that Microsoft considers a “printer” to be the software interface between the print server and the physical print device, and a “print ...

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