Installation and configuration of printer server and network printer on Windows 2012 Server

How to install and Configure Print Server and Network Printer on Windows 2012 Server

This article explains Configure Print Server and Network Printer on Windows Server 2012. Free step by step tutorial for setting up Network Printer and Print Server on Windows Server 2012.

Let’s get started.

1.  Login to the Domain Server(Test.abc.com) 2. Now let’s start with login onto the server as shown below.

print server and network printer on Windows Server 2012.

3. Give username and password (abc\administrator) and click on ok as shown below.

username and password (abc\administrator)

4. On the certificate verification window click on Yes button. certificate verification window 5. The Next windows will show the Server Desktop.

Server Desktop

6. Open Server Manager from the Left down corner of server Desktop as shown below

Server Manager

7. Click on Add RolesandFeatures from Server Manager Dashboard as shown below.

Add RolesandFeatures from Server Manager Dashboard

8. Click on Next to Begin the Process as shown below

Next to Begin the Process

9. By Default Role based or featured based Installation is selected already so we will continue with default settings and click on Next as shown below

Role based or featured based Installation

10. On Next window Continue with default server(Test) selection and click on Next as shown below

Default server(Test)


11. On the server Roles window select Print and document Services as shown below.

Print and document Services

12. As you click on the option you will get another pop-up window showing the feature  to be add of this option, click on Add Features Button as shown below

Add Features

13. As you click on Add Features button it will come back on previous screen where you can see Print and document Services is selected, click on Next to Continue as shown below

Printanddocument Services

14. On next screen go with default setting and click on Next as shown below

click on Next

15. Next Screen will give you some more information about Printanddocument service; go with default setting by clicking on Next as shown below.

Printanddocument service

16. On next screen click on Printer serviceability on Next as shown below

Printer server

17. On the Confirm Installation Selection page click on install to continue but if you want to change the installation option or any setting you can also click on previous button.

installation

18. You can now see that installation of Print Server feature is starting as shown below

feature is starting as shown below

19. The features installation has been completed, you can now click on close button to close the wizard as shown

features installation has been completed

20. You can also see as you finished the installation Print Services has been added and shown in Server Manager Dashboard.

Print Services

21. To verify you can go to the Print management by clicking on Tools button given on the Top right corner of server dashboard as shown below

Print management

22. On the Print Management console, you see that the Print Server is added as Test 1.

Print Server is added as Test 1

23. Now we can start installation for Network Printer. For that we will right click on Test option and click on Add Printer as shown below. Test option and click on Add Printer 24. By default Add a TCP/IP or Web Service Printer by IP address or Host name option will be selected click on Next to continue as shown below

Add a TCP/IP or Web Service Printer by IP address

25.  On the next window select TCP/IP device in the Type of Device option, provide IP address of the Printer and click on Next as shown below

TCP/IP device

26. The next window will start detection the TCP/IP Port for the printers as shown below

detection the TCP/IP

27. Select the Printer driver from the drop down list as shown below

Printer driver

28. Click on Next

Click on Next

29. The Next window will start detecting the printer Model as shown below

detecting the printer

30. If it does not find the suitable Printer model, you can click on Install New driver to install it manually. Click on Next as shown below

Install New driver

31. From the Printer list select the Printer Model and click on Next to install the driver for the same as shown below

Printer Modelandclick on Next to install the driver

32. On the next window it will show you the Printer name, Location and sharing details click on Next to continue Printer Modelandclick on Next to install the driver 33. Click on Next to confirm the details of Printers.

Click on Next to confirm the details of Printers.

34. On the last and final screen click on finish to complete the setup of network printer.

finish to complete the setup of network printer.

35. To verify you can see the Installed printer in DeviceandPrinter given in Control Panel. Installed printer in DeviceandPrinter given in Control Panel. This is how we can install Print service to make the server to work as printer server.

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