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Windows PowerShell™ 2.0: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Managing Printers

As an administrator, you need to do two main things to allow users throughout a network to access print devices connected to a Windows computer: you need to set up a print server, and you need to use the print server to share print devices on the network. A print server provides a central location for sharing printers on a network. When many users require access to the same printers, you should configure print servers in the domain. With Windows Server 2008 and later, you must specifically configure a server to be a print server.

Two types of print devices are used on a network: local print devices and network print devices. A local print device is a print device that’s physically attached to the user’s computer and employed only ...

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