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Printer Port Selection

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP1

Windows Server 2003 provides built-in support for the following network port types:

  • Standard TCP/IP port monitor

  • LPR print monitor

  • AppleTalk print monitor

  • HTTP print provider

The Hewlett-Packard printer port is not available in Windows Server 2003.

Windows Server 2003 also supports the following local printer ports:

  • USB 1.0 and 2.0

  • Parallel (IEEE 1284)

  • IrDA

  • IEEE1394

  • Serial port

  • SCSI print

Internet printing support was added in Windows 2000 Server as well. Although there are client-side and server-side pieces involved, we’ll discuss this topic based on the full scenario rather local vs. network.

Additionally, some printer manufactures choose to provide their own local or network printer port type.

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