Adding new printers to your network isn't rocket science, but it can take time out of your already busy schedule. Luckily, there is a feature in Windows Server 2003 R2 that automatically detects and sets up printers on the same subnet. In this IT Dojo video, I show you how the Print Management Console can shave a little time off a common network administration task.
After watching the video, you can read the original tip in Derek Schauland's article, "Automatically configure printers using Print Management in Windows Server 2003". For more print management tips and tricks, check out the following TechRepublic Resources:
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.