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Managing Printing

Previous to the introduction of the Windows 7 operating system, the Windows Vista operating system included enhanced capabilities for printing to provide high-fidelity print output, better print performance, improved manageability of printers and print servers, integrated support for XML Paper Specification (XPS), and the Windows Color System (WCS), which provides a richer color-printing experience. The Windows 7 operating system builds on these earlier printing improvements by adding Location-Aware Printing, printer driver isolation, configurable default spooler security settings, and an improved Point and Print experience for users. This tutorial describes the printing capabilities of Windows 7 and how to manage printers in enterprise environments.

In this tutorial:

  1. Enhancements to Printing in Windows 7
  2. Printing Enhancements Previously Introduced in Windows Vista
  3. Additional Printing Enhancements in Windows 7
  4. How Printing Works in Windows 7
  5. Understanding XPS
  6. Understanding the Windows Printing Subsystem
  7. Understanding Printer Driver Isolation
  8. Understanding the Print Management Console
  9. Enhancements to the Print Management Console in Windows 7
  10. The Print Management Console
  11. Adding and Removing Print Servers
  12. Configuring Default Security for Print Servers
  13. Adding Printers Using the Network Printer Installation Wizard
  14. Creating and Using Printer Filters
  15. Creating and Using Driver Filters
  16. Managing Printers Using Print Management
  17. Configuring Properties of Printers
  18. Publishing Printers in AD DS
  19. Managing Printer Drivers
  20. Configuring Printer Driver Isolation Mode
  21. Configuring Printer Driver Isolation Mode Using the Print Management Console
  22. Configuring Printer Driver Isolation Mode Using Group Policy
  23. Troubleshooting Driver Isolation
  24. Exporting and Importing Print Server Configurations
  25. Printer Export Files
  26. Performing Bulk Actions Using Print Management
  27. Client-Side Management of Printers
  28. Installing Printers Using the Add Printers Wizard
  29. Searching for Printers
  30. Installing Printers Using Point and Print
  31. Using Devices And Printers
  32. Using the Color Management CPL
  33. Managing Client-Side Printer Experience Using Group Policy
  34. Configuring the Add Printer Wizard
  35. Disable Client-Side Printer Rendering
  36. Configuring Package Point and Print Restrictions
  37. Extending Point and Print Using Windows Update
  38. Deploying Printers Using Group Policy
  39. Preparing to Deploy Printers
  40. Deploying a Printer Connection
  41. Limitations of Deploying Printers Using Group Policy
  42. Migrating Print Servers
  43. Migrate Print Servers Using Print Management
  44. Migrating Print Servers Using PrintBRM
  45. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Printers
  46. Configuring E-Mail Notifications
  47. Configuring Print Server Notifications
  48. Configuring Script Actions
  49. Configuring Detailed Event Logging