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Add a local port

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To add a local port

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Double-click Add Printer to open the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.

  3. Click Local printer attached to this computer, clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.

  4. Click Create a new port, click Local Port, and then click Next.

  5. Type the port name, and then click OK.

  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish adding a printer with the Add Printer Wizard.


  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • You can also add ports using the Print Server Properties dialog box.

  • You can configure the time-out for parallel (LPT) ports by selecting any LPT port and then clicking Configure Port.

  • In a network environment, it is better to use a printer that is connected directly to the network through a network adapter than through a parallel port.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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