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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Planning Printer Placement

In a very small office, there’s no need to spend time planning printer deployment. The printers go wherever there’s room for them. However, in a larger organization you’ll need to establish printer-naming and location-naming conventions, evaluate whether to upgrade or migrate existing print servers, and prepare for print server failures.

Naming Printers

An effective printer-naming convention is important to ensure that users can easily identify printers on the network. When creating a printer-naming convention, consider the following:

  • The printer name can be any length up to 220 characters, which is plenty of room for any scheme you devise. Of course, the name should also be as short as possible without sacrificing clarity. ...

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