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Preparing Print Server

This section explains how to configure this printer as a Windows network printer. The printer is configured to enabling network clients to use it.


  • To change the printer properties in the [Printer] folder, you need Printer Management access authentication. Log on to the file server as an Administrators or member of the PowerUsers group.

1Open the [Printers] window from the [Start] menu.

The [Printers] window appears.

Under Windows XP or Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, the [Printers and Faxes] window appears.

2Click the icon of this printer. On the [File] menu, click [Properties].

The printer properties appears.

3On the [Sharing] tab, click [Shared as:].

4To share this printer with users using a different version of Windows, click [Additional Drivers...].

If you have installed an alternative driver by selecting [Shared as:] during the printer driver installation, this step can be ignored.

5Click [OK], and then close the printer properties.