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Specify your default printer

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To specify your default printer

The default printer is used when you click Print on the File menu of many Windows-based programs.

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the printer you want to use as the default printer, and then click Set as Default Printer.

    A check mark appears next to the printer icon in Printers and Faxes.

Notes

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

  • For more information on administering printers from the command line, see Related Topics.

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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