This article will guide you to the steps of creating a local printer which actually sends the job to a shared printer.
This might be useful in several cases where you can't map shared printers. This technique is often called as LDP workgroup printing.
Server1 <--> Server2 <--> printer1 Server1: unable to use or map \\server2\printer1 Server2: contains printer1, which is shared.
- Log on to Server2.
- Enable the LDP service.
(Windows Roles and Features)
- Log on to Server1.
Devices and Printers.
The printer that I want isn't listed.
Add a local or network printer as an administrator
depening on your OS and configuration you might not see this option
Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings.
Create a new port:and select
Standard TCP/IP Port.
- For Hostname or IP address: fill in the name or IP address of Server2, the one that has the print queue shared.
Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use.
- Wait a minute in the Detecting TCP/IP port.
- Click the Settings.. button next to the
- For the Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor dialog use these settings:
Queue Name: **use the same queue name as the queue that is shared from Server2. case sensitive.
Check the option
LPR Byte Counting Enabled.
Don't check SNMP.
- Select or install the same driver as the shared printer from Server2.
- Select the option:
Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)
Printer name:fill in the same name as the shared printer.
- Select the option
Do not share this printer.
- Click Finish.
On Server1 we've now installed a Local printer with a TCP/IP port that accesses it via LPR mode.
- On Server2 set the print queue Paused so that you can see what's in the queue.
- On Server1 open Notepad and print something to your newly created Local printer.
If all is fine you should see the job in Server2 in the printqueue.