Planning Printer Deployment

Your company probably already has printers deployed, and most likely you also have naming conventions and guidelines for putting new printers in place. Even so, still review this section, especially if you plan to use the new printer location feature of Active Directory, discussed later in this chapter. This feature allows users to more easily locate nearby printers that have the features they need. This section covers establishing naming conventions for printers, creating location naming conventions for use with and without Active Directory, and choosing printers and sizing print servers to meet the network’s needs.

Establishing Printer Naming Conventions

In the past, a solid and effective printer naming convention ...

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