Sharing Printers

By steak1986 ·
I want to share a HP 4600 Laserjet printer, via Active Directory. Do I have to use a computer to act as a print server to do this? That seems like a waste of a computer. I guess i do becuase what else shares out the drivers. just thinking aloud

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Or Printer Server

by tmalo627 In reply to Sharing Printers

There are devices that can link a printer to the network and connect to it with an IP address. However, in a domain environment it would be best to connect it to an existing computer. It can then be shared across the network with one central point of management for it. You would be able to set printer permissions for your AD users anyway you see fit. If your client computers are running a variety of OS's, make sure you install the proper drivers for each OS on the computer acting as the printer server.

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Use TCP/IP for sharing

by pnoykalbo In reply to Sharing Printers

Does your printer have NIC? or Jetdirect?
Make sure it's configured with static ip or
your network setup settings.

Click on Add Printer
Select Add a local printer
Create a new port
Type of port Standard TCP/IP Port
Name the connection
Then select the driver or load your driver

Good about it:
No need to have printer server, no maintenance required. Converting from Windows environment to Linux Environment will be easier. Good setup if you have a WAN network.

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