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How to Install & Configure Printer Tool in Windows Server

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  1. Windows Server
  2. IIS
  3. A printer

Step 1. Log into your Windows server via RDP.

Step 2. Open Server Manager, click Add Roles & Features, then click Next 3 times. On the Select Server Roles interface, click Print and Document Services and then click Next.

Step 3. On the Select Features interface, click Next.

Step 4. On the Print and Document Services interface, click Next.

Step 5. On the Select Role Services interface, in the Role Services section, verify that the Print Server check box is selected and then click Next.

Step 6. In the Confirm Installation Selections interface, click Install.

Step 7. On the installation progress interface, click "Close."

Step 8. On the server, in the Server Manager, click Tools, and then click Print Management.

Step 9. Expand Print Servers, expand DC-CLOUD (local), right-click DC-CLOUD and then click Add Printer.

Step 10. On the Network Printer Installation Wizard interface, click Add a TCP/IP or Web Services Printer by IP address or hostname, and then click Next.

Step 11. On the Printer Address interface, change the Type of Device to TCP/IP Device. Next, in Host name or IP address, type (this will be your printer's network IP). Clear Auto detect the printer driver to use, and then click Next.

Step 12. Under Device Type, click Generic Network Card, and then click Next.

Step 13. On the Printer Driver interface, click Install a new driver, and then click Next.

Step 14. On the Printer Installation interface, under Manufacturer, click Microsoft. Under Printers, click Microsoft XPS Class Driver, and then click Next.

Step 15. On the Printer Name and Sharing Settings interface, change the Printer Name to Windows Sales Printer, and then click Next.

Step 16. Click Next 2 times to accept the default printer name and share name and to install the printer.

Step 17. Click Finish to close the Network Printer Installation Wizard.

Step 18. In the Print Management console, right-click the Windows Sales Printer, and then click Enable Branch Office Direct Printing.

Step 19. Right-click the Windows Sales Printer, and then select Properties.

Step 20. On the Windows Sales Printer properties, click the Sharing tab, select List in the directory, and then click OK.

Step 21. Next, let's configure printer pooling in the Print Management console. Under SUB-01 Server, right-click Ports, and then click Add Port.

Step 22. In the Printer Ports dialog box, click Standard TCP/IP Port, and then click New Port.

Step 23. In the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard, click Next.

Step 24. On the Add Port Interface, in Printer Name or IP Address, type, and then click Next.

Step 25. In the Additional port information required dialog box, click Next.

Step 26.Click Finish to close the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard.

Step 27. Click Close to close the Printer Ports dialog box.

Step 28. In the Print Management console, right-click Windows Sales Printer, and then click Properties.

Step 29. In the Windows Sales Printer Properties dialog box, click the Ports tab, select Enable printer pooling, and then click the port to select it as the second port.

Step 30. Switch to your client PC, open the Control Panel, then click Devices and Printers.

Step 31. In the Devices and Printers console, click Add a printer.

Step 32. On the Add Printer interface, under Search for Available Printers, click your existing printer name and then click Next. Then the wizard will install the printer driver from the DC-CLOUD. Windows server

Step 33. On the Add Printer interface (it will state that “You’ve successfully added a Windows Sales Printer on”), click Next.

Step 34. Click Finish.

Step 35. Verify that you have a Windows Sales Printer at that is listed in your Devices and Printers control panel.

Step 36. Installation was completed successfully.

Thank You!

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