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Add or Remove Print Servers

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

By default, the Print Management snap-in allows you to manage the local computer. However, you can manage or monitor any number of print servers that are running Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 by adding the print servers to Print Management.

noteNote
Print Management may not accurately display the status of remote computers when monitoring more than 10 print servers on a computer 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 add print servers to Print Management
  1. Open Print Management.

  2. In the left pane, right-click Print Management, and then click Add/Remove Servers.

  3. In the Add/Remove Servers dialog box, under Specify print server, in Add server, do one of the following:

    • Type or paste the names of the print servers—use commas to separate computer names.

    • Click Browse to locate and select the print server.

  4. Click Add to List.

  5. Add as many print servers as you want, and then click OK.

    noteNote
    You can add the local server on which you are working by clicking Add the Local Server. You cannot add remote servers to Print Management from within Server Manager.

To remove print servers from Print Management
  1. Open Print Management.

  2. In the left pane, right-click Print Management, and then click Add/Remove Servers.

  3. In the Add/Remove Servers dialog box, under Print servers, select one or more servers, and click Remove.

Additional considerations

  • To open Print Management, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Print Management.

  • You must have Administrative permissions to perform this task.

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