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Set installable options for a 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 set installable options for a printer

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the printer you want to set options for, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Device Settings tab, under Installable Options, click any option to set it.


  • To change device settings, you must have the Manage Printers permission. For information about printing security permissions, see Related Topics.

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

  • Only installable options supported by the specific printer will be shown in the Installable Options list.

  • Administrators need to set the installable options that actually exist for the specific printer. Users will only be able to see and choose from the installable options the administrator sets as available.

    Examples of installable options include: printing on both sides of a page (duplex unit), envelope feeder, multiple bin mailbox trays, stapler, internal disk, and others.

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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