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Introduction to Windows XP Professional

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Terminology
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Printer

Printer Printer

Word.doc

User2

Printer Printer Driver Driver Print Print Server Server

Local Local Print Print Device Device

Network -Interface Network-Interface Print Device

Requirements for Networking Printing


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A Print Server Running Either:


One of the Windows 2000 Server Family Operating Systems -Or Windows 2000 Professional for networks with 10 or fewer concurrent client computers

Sufficient RAM to Process Documents Sufficient Disk Space on the Print Server to Store Documents Until They Print

Guidelines for a Network Printing Network Environment


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Determine Users Printing Requirements Determine Companys Printing Requirements Determine the Number of print servers required Determine Where to locate Printer

Lesson 2: Setting Up Network Printers


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Adding and Sharing a Local Printer Adding and Sharing a Network Interface Printer Adding an LPR Port Setting Client Computers
Client Computers Running Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 95, or Windows 98 Client Computers Running Other Microsoft Operating Systems Client Computers Running Non-Microsoft Operating Systems

Practice: Installing a Network Printer


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Running the Network Setup Wizard Adding and Sharing a Printer Taking a Printer Offline and Printing a Test Document Adding an LPR Port

Lesson 3: Connecting to Network Printers


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Using the Add Printer Wizard Using a Web Browser Using the Search Assistant

Using the Add Printer Wizard


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Client Computers Running Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000


Using the UNC name Browsing the network Using the URL Name Searching Active Directory

Client Computers Running Windows NT 4, Windows 95 or Windows 98

Client Computers Running Other Microsoft Operating Systems

Using a Web Browser


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http://server_name/printer_share_name

Using the Search Assistant


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Lesson 4: Configuring Network Printers


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Sharing an Existing Printer Downloading Printer Drivers Stopping the Sharing of a Printer Setting Up a Printer Pool Setting Priority

Setting Up a Printer Pool


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A Printer Pool Is One Printer with Multiple Print Devices Local or Network-Interface Print Devices Can Be In the Printer Pool A Document Goes to the First Available Print Device
Printer

LPT1: LPT1:

Word.doc

User2

LPT2: LPT2:

LPT3: LPT3:

Setting Printer Priorities


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Printer-Gen

User1
Word.doc User1

Priority 1

Print Print Server Server

User2

User1

User2

User2

Printer- Critical Word.doc User2

Priority 99

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Setup and Configuration Problems


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Test page does not print. You have confirmed that the print device is connected and turned on.

Test page or documents print incorrectly as garbled text. Pages are only partially printing. Users report an error message that asks them to install a printer driver when they print to a print server running Windows XP Professional.

Documents from one client do not print, but documents from other client computers do.

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Documents print correctly on some print devices in a printer pool but not all of them.

Printing is slow because the print server is taking a long time to render. the job.

Printing is slow and print jobs are taking a long time to reach the top of the queue.

Documents do not print in the right priority.

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