Print Server Failover Cluster
Updated: January 8, 2008
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.
A cluster is a group of independent computers that work together to increase the availability of print services or other services. If one of the clustered servers fails, another server begins to provide service, a process known as failover.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
On server clusters or failover clusters running Windows Server 2003 or later, an updated or upgraded printer driver usually propagates automatically to all nodes. This propagation is necessary because all nodes must use the same version of the printer driver.