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Managing printers and faxes

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Managing printers and faxes

Using the Windows interface

The following table lists some of the most common tasks for managing printers and faxes, and the tools you can use to perform them. For more information, click the corresponding link under "Tool or feature."

 

Task Tool or feature

Enable network users to send and receive faxes through remote fax printer connections.

Fax Service Manager

Install, connect to, and manage printers.

Printing

For more information about printing, see "Network Printing" at the Microsoft Windows Resource Kits Web site.

Using command-line tools

The following table lists some of the most common tasks for managing printers and faxes, and the command-line tools you can use to perform them. For more information, click the corresponding link under "Command-line tool."

 

Task Command-line tool

Start or stop the File Server for Macintosh service or the Print Server for Macintosh service.

Services for Macintosh commands

Display the status of a print queue on a computer running Line Printer Daemon (LPD).

Lpq

Send a file to a computer running Line Printer Daemon (LPD) in preparation for printing.

Lpr

Send a text file to a printer.

Print

Configure or display configuration information about a printer.

Prncnfg.vbs

Add, delete, or list printer drivers.

Prndrvr.vbs

Pause, resume, cancel, or lists print jobs.

Prnjobs.vbs

Add, delete, or list printers or printer connections; set or display the default printer.

Prnmngr.vbs

Create, delete, or list standard TCP/IP printer ports, in addition to displaying and changing port configuration.

Prnport.vbs

Print a test page; pause or resume a printer, or clear a printer queue.

Prnqctl.vbs

For more information about the command shell, see Command shell overview. For information about tools used to manage the command-prompt window, see Manage the command-prompt window. For an alphabetical list of all of the command-line tools, see Command-line reference A-Z.

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