Installing and opening Print Management

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Print Management is installed by default on computers running Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate, but it is not installed on computers running Windows Server 2008. Use one of the following methods to install the Print Management snap-in on a computer running Windows Server 2008:

  • From Server Manager, use the Add Roles Wizard to install the Print Services role. This installs the Print Management snap-in and configures 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. The Print Services Tools option installs the Print Management snap-in, but it does not configure the server to be a print server.

To open Print Management on a computer running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, in the Administrative Tools folder, double-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.

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