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					Chapter Overview
   Introduction to Windows XP Professional
    Printing
   Setting Up Network Printers
   Connecting to Network Printers
   Configuring Network Printers
   Troubleshooting Setup and Configuration
    Problems


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Terminology




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Requirements for Network Printing
   At least one print server
   Sufficient random access memory (RAM) to
    process documents
   Sufficient disk space on the print server




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Guidelines for a Network Printing
Environment
   Develop a network-wide printing strategy.
   Determine the users’ printing requirements.
   Determine the company’s printing
    requirements.
   Determine the number of print servers
    required.
   Determine where to locate printers.


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Adding and Sharing a Local Printer
   Starting the Add Printer Wizard
       Log on to the print server as Administrator.
       Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
       Click Printers And Other Hardware.
       Under Pick A Task, click Add A Printer.
       Click Next to display the Local Or Network Printer
        page.




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The Add Printer Wizard Options for a
Local Printer
   Local Or Network Printer page
   Select A Printer Port page
   Install Printer Software page
   Name Your Printer page




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The Add Printer Wizard Options for a
Local Printer (Cont.)
   Printer Sharing page
   Location And Comment page
   Print Test Page page
   Completing The Add Printer Wizard page




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Adding and Sharing a Network
Interface Printer
   In larger companies, most printers are
    network interface printers.
   Network interface printers offer several
    advantages, including
       No need to locate printers with the print server
       Faster data transfer over network connections




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Adding Network Interface Printers
   Use the Add Printer Wizard.
   You must specify additional port and network
    protocol information.
   Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
    Protocol (TCP/IP) is the default network
    protocol for Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional.



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The Select A Printer Port Page




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The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer
Port Wizard
   To start the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard, in the
    Type Of Port option, select Standard TCP/IP Port, and then click
    Next.
        In the Printer Name Or IP Address box, specify the network location
         of the printer by entering an Internet Protocol (IP) address or the
         Domain Name System (DNS) name of the network interface printer.
        If you provide an IP address, a suggested port name for the
         printer, IP_IPaddress, is automatically supplied.
        You can specify a different name by changing the content of the
         Port Name box.
        To enable automatic identification, make sure the printer is
         powered on and connected to the network.
   If your printer uses a network protocol other than TCP/IP, you
    must install the network protocol before you can add a printer
    for this device. The tasks and setup information that are
    required depend on the protocol.
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Adding an LPR Port
   Use a line printer remote (LPR) port to
    communicate with UNIX or VAX host
    computers.
   Use the standard TCP/IP port in computers
    that submit print jobs to host computers.
   Use a card that supports the line printer
    daemon (LPD).
   Install Print Services for UNIX.

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Setting Up Client Computers
   Each client computer requires the appropriate
    printer driver.
   The setup tasks vary, depending on the
    operating system installed.




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Client Computers That Automatically
Download Printer Drivers
   Windows XP Professional
   Microsoft Windows 2000
   Microsoft Windows NT
   Microsoft Windows 98
   Microsoft Windows 95
   Microsoft Windows Me



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Setting Up Client Computers That Run
Other Microsoft Operating Systems
   You must manually install a printer driver on
    the client computer.
   You can get the printer driver
       From the installation disks for the client computer
       From the printer manufacturer




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Setting Up Client Computers That Run
Non–Microsoft Operating Systems
   You must manually install a printer driver on
    the client computer.
   Macintosh clients require Services for
    Macintosh.
   UNIX clients require LPD Service.
   NetWare clients require File and Print
    Services for NetWare (FPNW).



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Introduction to Connecting to
Network Printers
   After setting up the print server with all
    required printer drivers for the shared
    printers, users can connect to and start
    printing on client computers running the
    following operating systems:
       Windows XP Professional
       Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
       Windows Me
       Windows 2000
       Windows NT
       Windows 95
       Windows 98                               17
Methods of Connecting to a Shared
Printer
   You can use the Add Printer Wizard if your
    computer is running one of the following
    operating systems:
       Windows XP Professional      Windows NT
       Windows XP Home Edition      Windows 95
       Windows Me                   Windows 98
       Windows 2000
   You can use a Web browser if your computer
    is running one of the following operating
    systems:
       Windows XP Professional
       Windows XP Home Edition
       Windows 2000                               18
Using the Add Printer Wizard with
Client Computers Running Windows
XP Professional or Windows 2000




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Connecting to Client Computers
Running Microsoft Windows NT 4,
Windows 98, or Windows 95
   The Add Printer Wizard only allows you to
    locate a printer by
       Entering a Universal Naming Convention (UNC)
        name
       Browsing Network Neighborhood
   You can also use the Run command to type
    the UNC name of the printer.



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Connecting to Client Computers
Running Other Microsoft Operating
Systems
   Microsoft Windows 3.x and Microsoft
    Windows for Workgroups use Print Manager
    to connect to a printer.
   Any Microsoft Windows client can use the
    following command:
    net use lptx: \\server_name\share_name




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Connecting to Shared Printers by
Using a Web Browser
   If you know the printer name, type
    http://server_name/printer_share_name/
   If you do not know the printer name, type
    http://server_name/printers/




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Using the Find Printers Feature in the
Add Printer Wizard
   Find Printers lets you search for printers in
    Active Directory service when you are logged
    on to a Window 2000 domain.
   When you locate a printer using Find Printers,
    you can double-click or right-click the printer,
    and then click Connect to connect to it.
   There are three tabs in the Find Printers
    dialog box:
       Printers tab
       Features tab
       Advanced tab
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Five Common Configuration Changes
   Share an existing nonshared printer if the
    printing load increases.
   Download additional printer drivers so that
    clients running other versions of Windows can
    use the shared printer.
   Stop sharing a printer.
   Create a printer pool to automatically
    distribute print jobs to the first available
    printer.
   Set priorities among printers so that critical
    documents always print first.                 24
Sharing an Existing Printer




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Downloading Printer Drivers




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Setting Up a Printer Pool
   A printer pool consists of two or more
    identical printers that
       Are connected to one print server
       Act as a single printer
   Printers in a printer pool should be placed in
    the same physical area.




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Advantages of a Printer Pool
   Allows documents to print on the first
    available printer in the pool
   Can decrease the time that documents wait
    on the print server
   Allows you to administer multiple printers
    simultaneously




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Creating a Printer Pool




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Setting Priorities Among Printers
   You can set priorities among groups of
    documents that all print on the same physical
    printer.
   Multiple virtual printers all point to the same
    physical printer.
   Requirements for setting priorities among
    printers
       Use the Add Printer Wizard to add a printer and share
        it.
       Use the Add Printer Wizard to add a virtual second
        printer that uses the same physical port.
       Set a different priority for the printer and each of the
        virtual printers.
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Troubleshooting Setup and
Configuration Problems




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Common Troubleshooting Scenarios
   The test page does not print.
   The test page or documents print incorrectly, as garbled text.
   Pages are only partially printing.
   Users report an error message that asks them to install a printer
    driver when they print to a print server running Windows XP
    Professional.
   Documents from one client computer do not print, but
    documents from other client computers do.
   Documents print correctly on some printers in a printer pool but
    not on all of them.
   Printing is slow because the print server is taking a long time to
    render the job.
   Printing is slow and print jobs are taking a long time to reach
    the top of the queue.
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Chapter Summary
   Local printers are connected to a physical port on the print
    server, and network interface printers are connected to a print
    server through the network.
   Network interface printers require their own network interface
    cards. They either have their own network address or are
    attached to an external network adapter.
   To set up and share a local printer or a network interface
    printer, use the Add Printer Wizard.
   Sharing a local printer allows multiple users on the network to
    use it.
   Client computers running Windows XP Professional, Windows XP
    Home Edition, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT,
    Windows 98, or Windows 95 can use the Add Printer Wizard to
    connect to a printer.

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Chapter Summary (Cont.)
   Client computers running Windows XP Professional,
    Windows XP Home Edition, and Windows 2000 can
    use a Web browser to connect to a printer.
   To share an existing printer, select Share This Printer
    in the Sharing tab of the Properties dialog box for the
    printer.
   A printer pool consists of two or more identical
    printers that are connected to one print server and
    act a single printer.
   Windows XP Professional provides the Printing
    Troubleshooter to help you interactively troubleshoot
    printer problems.
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