From Windows Clients to an NT Print Server
Windows clients printing to an NT-based print server have two
options. They may:
Execute the driver locally and render the GDI output
(EMF) into the printer-specific format on their own.
Send the GDI output (EMF) to the server, where the
driver is executed to render the printer-specific output.
Both print paths are shown in the flowcharts in
Print Driver Execution on the Client, and
Print Driver Execution on the Server.