PRINTER

-SOFTWARE INTERFACE BETWEEN THE OS AND THE PRINTER -WINDOWS NT RESERVES THE WORD -IT IS A SOFTWARE IN THE OS WHICH CONTROLS THE PRINTING DEVICE

PRINTER
-OTHER OS SUCH AS NETWARE,UNIX CALL AS “PRINT QUEUE” -IN WINDOWS NT THE PRINT QUEUE IS A LIST OF DOCUMENT IS PRINTED BY THE PRINTER TO THE PRINTING DEVICE

3 PRINTER MODES

User starts the print process Windows application
GDI Local computer Print device driver Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Network connected computers printer Print processor

Local computer printer

User starts the print process Windows application

User starts the print process Windows application
GDI Local computer Print device driver Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Network connected computers printer Print processor

Local computer printer

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

User starts the print process Windows application
GDI Local computer Print device driver Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Network connected computers printer Print processor

Local computer printer

Local computer printer

Network connected computers printer

User starts the print process Windows application
GDI Local computer Print device driver Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Network connected computers printer Print processor

Local computer printer

User starts the print process Windows application

User starts the print process Windows application

Starts when the user gives the print command

MS.Word,MS.Accel,etc,.

User starts the print process Windows application
GDI Local computer Print device driver Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Network connected computers printer Print processor

Local computer printer

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

GDI

Graphical Device Interface

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

The driver for the print device converts the converts the application output into a (enhanced metafile format) EMF or RAW

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler 1.Win NT service that operate in the background to manage the printing process

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler 1.Win NT service that operate in the background to manage the printing process 2.Series of dll’s work together to accept,process,and distribute print jobs

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler 1.Win NT service that operate in the background to manage the printing process 2.Series of dll’s work together to accept,process,and distribute print jobs 3.The spooler hands off the job over the network

Spooler

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler 1.Win NT service that operate in the background to manage the printing process 2.Series of dll’s work together to accept,process,and distribute print jobs 3.The spooler hands off the job over the network

Spooler

Through the remote procedure call the client machine contacts the spooler on the server machine

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk

Spooler Local hard disk

The spooler copies the print job to the local machine hard disk

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider

Request to print processor any additional conversion is needed like EMF to RAW if needed convertion is done

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print processor

With the help of WINPRINT.DLL the conversion is done and sent to the print provider

GDI

Local computer Print device driver

Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Print monitor sends the ready to print message to the print device

User starts the print process Windows application
GDI Local computer Print device driver Network connected computers

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Print processor

Spooler Local hard disk Print provider Print monitor Network connected computers printer Print processor

Local computer printer

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