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How to Install Print Services in Windows Server 2012 r2

This article will teach you how to install print services in Windows Server 2012 r2.  Installing a print server on your Windows Server 2012 r2 device will allow it to act as a print server.  A print server manages all the printers on a given computer network.  Here are some of the key benefits of enabling print services in Windows Server:

  • print-serverProcessing print jobs from all network devices
  • Routing of jobs to appropriate printers
  • Easily installing printers on network devices
  • Deleting and/or reordering print jobs
  • Queuing print jobs when the printer is busy
  • Auditing page count and usage for all printers
  • Enforcing printing policy

Installing a Print Server on Windows Server 2012 r2

Prereq: Ensure your server has a static IP address

Step 1: From the Server Manager, click Manage on the top tool bar

Step 2: Select Add Roles and Features

manage-menu-add-removeStep 3: This will open the Add Roles and Features Wizard

add-roles-featuresClick Next

Step 4: Select Role-based or Feature-based installation

role-basedClick Next

Step 5: Select a server from your server pool

Click Next

Step 6: Select Print and Document Services

Click Next

Step 7: Click Add Features

Click Next

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Step 7: Select Print Server

Click Next

Step 8: Click Install

Click Close

These are the steps for installing print service in Windows Server 2012 r2.