Distributing Printers on the Network
The goal of setting up printers on a network is to give
users access to one or more printers. As an administrator, you must determine
whether each printer would be best used if it is dedicated to one
system or available to many systems. In a network environment, distribute your printers
on several print servers. The advantage of setting up several print servers is
that when one print server has a problem, you can route print requests
to other print servers.
If you use a centralized print configuration, you can still connect printers to
user systems for convenience or for improved response. A printer that is connected
to a user system is still available to other systems on the network.
The following figure shows an example of how you can have a
centralized print configuration and still connect printers to users' systems.
Figure 2-1 How to Distribute Printers on a Network