HOW TO: Configure Printer Settings in Windows 2000 Server

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This article describes how to configure printer settings such as page separators and print notifications. You configure some of these settings in the printer's property, and others in the server's properties. A member of the Administrators group on a computer that runs Windows 2000 Advanced Server will perform these procedures.

How to Configure Settings in Printer Properties


When you configure a printer's properties, note that different printers have different options. This article describes only how to configure generic settings that are available with most printers.
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
  2. Right-click the printer, and then click Properties.
  3. To set page separator properties, on the Advanced tab, click Separator Page.
  4. To add a separator page, type the path to the file that will be used as the separator page in the Separator page box, and then click OK. To delete the separator page, delete the entry in the Separator page box, and then click OK.
  5. To configure the print processor, on the Advanced tab, click Print Processor.
  6. In the Default datatype box, click the processor type for your configuration, and then click OK.
  7. To add additional drivers, on the Sharing tab, click Additional Drivers.
  8. Under Environment, click the driver that you want to add, and then click OK.
  9. To modify user access, on the Security tab, click the group or user in the Name box, click either Allow or Deny access in the Permissions box, and then click OK.

How to Configure Settings in Server Properties

Note that not all of the configuration settings are described in this section, but many of the general settings are described.
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
  2. On the File menu, click Server Properties.
  3. To configure port settings for your printers, on the Ports tab, click the printer that you want to modify in the Ports on this server box, and then click Configure Port.
  4. In the Transmission Retry text box, type the number of seconds that you want until a time-out occurs, and then click OK.
  5. To add a new port, on the Ports tab, click Add Port, click the port type in the Available port types box, and then click New Port.
  6. In the Enter a port name box, type the name you want to assign to the new port, click OK, and then click OK.
  7. To delete a port, on the Ports tab, click the port to be removed in the Ports on this server box, click Delete Port, and then click Yes to verify the deletion.
  8. To update the current printer drivers, on the Drivers tab, click the driver that you want to update in the Installed printer drivers box, and then click Update.
  9. To activate or deactivate printer notification, on the Advanced tab, select or clear the Notify when remote documents are printed check box.
  10. To activate or deactivate the logging of spooler information, on the Advanced tab, click the log spooler option you want for your configuration, click Apply, and then OK.

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Article ID: 313725 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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