Windows Server 2012 Easy Printing - Windows Server 2012

What is easy printing?

Easy Printing is a feature that connects a client via RDS to print over the network. It is a by default feature in Windows server 2012. Easy Printing is defined by the printer device on the client system. While a printer is connected via the network on the system. All configuration is done via Group Policy Objects.
You can found the configuration settings at Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Remote Desktop Services – Printer Redirection.
You can use the same path for User Configuration, Administrative Templates – Remote Desktop Services – Printer Redirection.
Another important feature in the administration is to set the priority for the printer. Here users have the same printer installer and can print as per their priorities. Users print based on their priorities as the users printing with higher priorities more than the lower priorities.
Here you need to add different logical printers and then add then as per the users or departments that have different priorities.

How to install a printer?

You need to follow below steps to add a printer to the print server.
Step 1 − Click on Server Manager → Tools → Print Management → then on the left panel click Print Servers → then right click on Printers and → Add Printer.
Step 2 – After that follow the wizard to add the network printer like you do for a normal workstation and at the end this printer will be shown in the Printer Management.
Step 3 − Now printer is installed and you can set the priority on this printer – Right click on the printer → Advanced → put a number at Priority from 1-99 → OK.

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