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Printers being hosted by Windows 2000 servers with IIS or a Peer Web Server can receive jobs sent to them over the Internet Printing Protocol. Windows 2000 Internet print servers provide information to clients about the status of jobs they have received, as well as about printers that are available.

Jobs on a server can be viewed and managed using the Internet print servers Web pages. These pages provide information about jobs that are waiting in the queue, including the jobs name, status, owner, number of pages, size, and when it was submitted.

An example of the print queue provided by an Internet print server appears in Figure 14.11.

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Figure 14.11 Sample Print Queue View for a Printer on an Internet Print Server

For more information about the status of a particular printer, view the printers device status. This page can provide a range of information including the following:

  • The printers current status.

  • The text the printers display is currently presenting.

  • The printers paper tray capabilities and status. For example, this might display the approximate number of pages available in each of the printers trays.

  • The console lights currently illuminated. Console lights might include Online, Data, or Attention.

An example of a device status on a Web page provided by an Internet print server appears in Figure 14.12.

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Figure 14.12 Sample Device Status for a Printer on an Internet Print Server

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