Friday, January 14, 2011

How to install an LPR printer in Windows

To install an LPR printer in Windows 7 (and similarly in Windows Vista) you need to enable LPR ports first:
  1. Open "Control Panel".
  2. Select "Programs and Features" (use search field if it's hard to find).
  3. Click "Turn Windows Features on or off".
  4. In "Print and Document Services" turn on the "LPR Port Monitor".
then, install the printer:
  1. Open "Devices and Printers".
  2. Click "Add a Printer".
  3. Select "Add a local printer".
  4. Provide the IP of the print server and the queue name.
  5. Select the printer driver.

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