Tue, Aug 29 2006 18:34
So ya wanna control all your printers?
So here you are an IT admin and you want to control all your printers in one place.... so how do you do that remotely?
Well one way if you have a member server is to upgrade it to the R2 platform. There is a Print Management console that you can then control not only network attached printers but any locally attached printer as well.
To get this, you need to install the Windows 2003 R2 on a member server (it can't go on the SBS box) and then add the Print server role to that server. Then you can manually add all the print servers you want....and in this case "print servers" can also mean local printers on workstations. You can even print test pages remotely... this could be fun as I freak out folks at the office....
(just a reminder...this is not in SBS 2003 R2.. it only goes on normal R2 servers)
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