Managing a Server Core print server

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 11 May 2010 / Last Updated on 11 May 2010]

You manage a Server Core print server using Rundll32.exe and the printer admin VBscript scripts available in Windows Server 2008.

You manage a Server Core print server using Rundll32.exe and the printer admin VBscript scripts available in Windows Server 2008. Here are a few examples of what you can do:

Configure the print server properties using the rundll32 PrintUI.dll,PrintUIEntry /s command which displays the print server properties sheet.

Install a printer using the rundll32 PrintUI.dll,PrintUIEntry /il command which launches the Add Printer wizard.

List all printers installed on the print server using the cscript prnmngr.vbs -l -s servername command.

Configure the properties of a particular printer managed by the print server by typing rundll32 PrintUI.dll,PrintUIEntry /p /n\\servername\printername at the command prompt. For example, if your printer is named SamsungML and your print server is named SEA-SC1, type rundll32 PrintUI.dll,PrintUIEntry /p /n\\SEA-SC1\SamsungML to display the Properties sheet for the printer.

For more information on how to do all these things, see my book Windows Server 2008 Server Core Administrator's Pocket Consultant from Microsoft Press.

 

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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