Networking / Beginners

Network Printers

Although you can share a printer on a network by attaching the printer to a server computer, many printers have network interfaces built in. This lets you connect the printer directly to the network. Then network users can connect to the printer and use it without going through a server.

Even if you connect a printer directly to the network, it's still a good idea to have the printer managed by a server computer running a network operating system such as Windows Server 2003. That way, the server can store print jobs sent to the printer by multiple users and print the jobs in the order in which they were received.

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