JSI Tip 7421. How do I configure printer and print server settings in Windows Server 2003?

How to Configure Printer Settings

Note that different printers may have different options that you can configure. This section describes how to configure generic settings that are available with most printers.
  1. Press Start, and then press Printers and Faxes .
  2. Right-click the printer that you want to configure, and then press Properties.
  3. Use any of the following methods (as appropriate) to configure the options that you want:
    • To configure a separator page:
      1. Press the Advanced tab, and then press Separator Page .
      2. To add a separator page, type the path to the file that you want to use as the separator page in the Separator page box, and then press OK. Or, press Browse, locate the file that you want to use, press Open, and then press OK.
      3. To remove the separator page, remove the entry in the Separator page box, and then press OK.
    • To configure the print processor:
      1. Press the Advanced tab, and then press Print Processor .
      2. In the Default data type box, press the data type that you want to use, and then press OK.
    • To add printer drivers for other versions of Windows:
      1. Press the Sharing tab, and then press Additional Drivers .
      2. Press to select the check boxes next to the driver (or drivers) that you want to add, and then press OK.
    • To modify user access:
      1. Press the Security tab, and then do one of the following:
        • To change permissions for an existing user or group, press the group or user whose permissions you want to modify in the Group or user names list.
        • To configure permissions for a new user or group, press Add. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, type the name of the user or group that you want to set permissions for, and then press OK.
      2. In the Permissions for User or Group list, press to select the Allow check box next to the permission that you want to allow, or press to select the Deny check box next to the permission that you want to deny. Or, to remove a user or group from the Group or user names list, press Remove.
  4. Press OK.

How to Configure Print Server Settings

This section describes some of the common print server settings that you can configure.
  1. Press Start, and then press Printers and Faxes .
  2. On the File menu, press Server Properties.
  3. Use any of the following methods (as appropriate) to configure the options that you want:
    • To configure port settings for your printers:
      1. Press the Ports tab.
      2. To configure the port, press the port that you want to configure in the Ports on this server box, and then press Configure Port. In the Transmission Retry box, type the number of seconds after which you want to be notified that the printer is not responding, and then press OK.
      3. To add a new port, press Add Port, press the port type that you want to add in the Available port types box, and then press New Port. Type the name that you want to assign to the new port in the Enter a port name box, and then press OK.
      4. To delete a port, press the port that you want to remove in the Ports on this server box, press Delete Port , and then press Yes to confirm the deletion.
    • To add, remove, or reinstall the current printer drivers:
      1. Press the Drivers tab.
      2. Press the driver that you want to modify in the Installed printer drivers box, and then press Add, Remove, or Reinstall (as appropriate).
      3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add, remove, or reinstall the printer driver.
    • To turn on or turn off printer notification:

      Press the Advanced tab, and then press to select or press to clear the Notify when remote documents are printed check box.
    • To turn on or turn off the logging of spooler information:

      Press the Advanced tab. Press to select or press to clear the check boxes next to the log spooler option (or options) that you want.
  4. Press OK.



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