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win xp pro as print server

By AllenTech ·
i tried to use win xp pro as a print server and the clients are all win xp pro too. the problem is that when there are more than 5 connected to the print server, some of the other print jobs were either loss or there will be connection problem. and the lan in a domain. is using win xp pro as a print server the problem or is there something else.

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by rawright In reply to win xp pro as print serve ...

WinXP Pro has a limit to how many users may connect at one time; I believe this number is 5. Once you exceed this limit connections will be refused or dropped. If you have a high use printer, I'd strongly recommend attaching it to a real server in your domain. Although XP Pro and previous versions of Windows client OSs were designed to allow print sharing, they were never intended for more than light loads in that capacity. They tend to get confused when you push them too hard.

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