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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Installing Printers

Installing a printer is a familiar task for most computer users—if the printer has a USB or IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connection, attach it to the server and insert the driver disk. To install a printer using a network connection (the best way to connect a printer), you can add a printer manually, as described in this section, or have Print Management automatically detect all printers on the same subnet as a Print Server.

To set up a network-based printer through a standard TCP/IP printer port, connect the printer to the network and set up the printer with the proper TCP/IP settings. If you configure the printer to use DHCP, create a DHCP reservation for the printer so that its address does not change, and then follow these steps: ...

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