How to host a printer on Windows Server?

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    I’m the new IT guy and I’m learning at a million miles a minute (on my own). Networking, servers, phone systems, ahh!!


    Anyway, all our printers are hosted on a server and I wanted to keep that consistent. My question is: How do you host a printer with its driver on Windows Server 2008? I want to be able to go to any computer on our domain, go to ‘\\server’ and see all of our printers right there.


    If I wasn’t detailed enough or am posting on the wrong sub, please let me know. Thanks!!


    Add the print server role (if not already there) then go into the print management console

    You can add ports and drivers independent of the printer, then deploy printers (in Microsoft terms, that means the print queue) as well as using Group Policy to roll them out to users

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