Setting Printer Priorities and Availability

In this exercise, you will set printer priority and availability.


The data center in your city has been printing event logs to the printer on your member server, which is named ComputerName Datacenter IT Printer. These event logs are archived and are not needed on the same day that the reports are generated. You must create another printer so that the reports can print between 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. on the new printer and your IT staff can still print to the existing printer.

You will name and share the new printer as ComputerName Report. ComputerName Report will also print to LPTl. Configure ComputerName Datacenter IT Printer to have a priority of 50 and ComputerName Report to have a priority of l0. You can keep all default security settings for the new and existing printers. Because ComputerName Report is a printer that will be used for reports only, you do not need to implement a printer location.


Specific Instructions

1. Create a local printer.

■ Printer name: ComputerName Report

■ Share name: ComputerName Report

■ Manufacturer and model: HP LaserJet 5si

2. Configure a printer schedule

■ Print from 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.

for ComputerName Report.

3. Configure printer priority

■ Priority: 10

for ComputerName Report.

4. Configure printer priority

■ Priority: 50

for ComputerName Datacenter IT Printer.

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