Add a Printer

Complete this task to connect to one or more shared printers on your Windows Small Business Server network.

When you click Start for this task, the Add Printer Wizard appears. Follow the instructions to:

  • Install a local printer.
  • Connect to another shared printer on the network.
  • Connect to a shared printer across the Internet.

If you need to add pre-existing network printers to your Windows Small Business Server 2003 installation, perform the following procedure.

  1. Connect the pre-existing printers to the Windows Small Business Server network and turn them on.
  2. Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.
  3. Double-click Add Printer to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to add your pre-existing printers to the new server.
  5. Print a test page from each printer to verify they work.

For more information about how to plan and administer the printing environment for your Windows Small Business Server network, see "Understanding Printing" at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=53429). To learn more about assigning users the permissions necessary for accessing network printers, see "Assigning printer permissions" at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.Microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=53432).

Note

  • If a printer is connected to another computer on the network, the Add Printer Wizard cannot be used to add that printer to Active Directory.

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