Windows® 7 Printer
Windows 7 printer or print management gives a central administration point for sharing printers on a network and managing print server and performing network printer operations.
PCs installed with Windows 7 can share printers on a network and consolidate print server and network printer management tasks via Print Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. Printer management allows you to verify print queues and get notifications when print queues stop processing print jobs. It even allows you to switch print servers and configure printer connections using Group Policy.
There are two major utilities that you can use to manage a Windows print server, including Server Manager and the Print Management applications.
You can monitor current details about the status of printers and print servers on the network with Print Management. Print Management can be very handy to install printer connections to an array of host computers simultaneously and to check print queues remotely.
The tool can help you to locate printers that are out of order by using filters. It can forward e-mail notifications or run scripts when printers or print servers need attention. It can provide you more information, such as toner and paper status, on printers that provide a Web-based management interface.
Because Windows 7 is a desktop operating system, it does not offer role services, instead provides the Print Management snap-in. Windows 7 also offers the LPD Print Service as an additional functionality. LPD Print Service may be installed from Control Panel using Programs and Features. Windows 7 does not include the Internet Printing feature or Distributed Scan Server role service.
To direct a remote print server, you must belong to the Print Operators or Server Operators groups, or the local Administrators group on the remote print server. You do not need these permissions to monitor remote print servers, though some functionality will be disabled.