Install Print Components
Updated: May 13, 2011
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
The Print Management snap-in is installed by default on computers running Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions, but it is not installed on computers running Windows Server 2008 R2. Use either one of the following methods to install the Print Management snap-in on a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2:
To install the Print Management snap-in and configure the server to be a print server - From Server Manager, use the Add Roles Wizard to install both the Print and Document Services role and the Print Server role service.
To install the Print Management snap-in without configuring the server to be a print server - From Server Manager, use the Add Features Wizard to install the Print Services Tools option of the Remote Server Administration Tools feature.
To open Print Management on a computer running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Print Management.
|Print Management may not accurately display the status of remote computers when it is monitoring more than 10 print servers on a computer that is running Windows Vista. This is because computers running Windows Vista support a maximum of 10 concurrent network connections. To remotely monitor a large number of print servers, use Remote Desktop to log on to a computer that has Print Management installed and is running Windows Server 2008 R2.|
To open Print Management, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Print Management.
You must have administrative credentials to perform this task.