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

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Setting Up a Printer Pool

A printer pool consists of multiple printers sharing a single driver and appears as a single printer to users. The advantage of using a printer pool is that clients don’t need to look for an available printer; they simply print to the single logical printer on the print server, which then sends the print job to the first available printer. Administration of the printers is also simplified because all printers in the printer pool are consolidated under one driver. If you modify the properties for the single logical printer, all physical printers in the printer pool use the same settings.

To set up a printer pool, complete the following steps:

  1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu. Under Hardware, select View Printers ...

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