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By jdam4921 ·
I have a small office that has Win98, WinXP and Win2000. I would like to turn the 98 into a prnter server it will also function as a backup to the other system. This office has several printers (5) and 1 copier. I would like a recommened softwarethat I can install that would allow me to turn this Win98 into a printer server. This will be my frist time installing a print server software and configureig it. I am asking for help and guidance to make sure I do a good job. Or better yet can this be one with multiple type printers and a copier and do I have to purchase more than just a Print Sever Software...???

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by MCS-1 In reply to Describe the best softwar ...

The long and short of it .... on the Win98 machine enable Printer sharing in the network properties, and call this computer PRNSRV or something. On the other machines simply point default printer to \\prnsrv\printername. I'm assuming you can use expansion cards and have LPT1: to LPTwhatever: and you can point to whichever printer accordingly across the network.

This is similar to what I do here. Two printers on one machine. On most of the network systems I've made the default printer \\mycomputer\HPLJ and on a few I have \\mycomputer\HPDJ as the default. I have a HP Laser in my LPT port and a HP Deskjet in a USB port.

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by MCS-1 In reply to Describe the best softwar ...

Forgot to mention ... this isn't a true 'print server', but it does the job quite good without spending anything other than a 1/2 hour setting up all the systems involved.

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