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Server 2012 – How to create and deploy printers


Step 1 – Add role of print server

Server Manager > Add Roles > Print & document services

Print Server > Install


Step 2 – Add a Networked printer

All programs > Admin Tools > Print Management (to add & deploy printers)

Print server (PS1) > printers  (xps is installed by default)

Right Click on empty space > Add Printer

*Add a TCP/IP printer by IP > Next > Autodetect > Host or IP address


Step 2.b – Add a local printer

Add a new printer > LPT1

Install a new driver eg HP > printer drivers > next

TICK Share

Share Name: Front Office (or other name for shared printer)

Comment > Next  > Next


Step 3 – Deployed printer

Right click on printer > Deploy with Group Policy

Select your group policy


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