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Planning for Printing

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Planning for printing

As administrator of a computer running a member of the Windows Server 2003 family, you first need to examine your printing workload and estimate the capacity needed to satisfy demand under varying conditions. You also need to establish a naming convention that will ease installation, usage, and support of your printing environment.

Next, you need to determine how many print servers your network requires, and how many printers you need to allocate to each server. Finally, you must decide which printers to buy, which computers to use as print servers, where to locate printers, and how to manage printer traffic.

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