is there possibility to make PrintServer of a WinXP Pro machine. I need to make it possibile without File And Printer Sharing. And also without using those small cheap hardware print servers. I searched google, but cannot find anything except "raw print server" a small app that doesnt work :). Any help is appriciated.
I frequently use the "Print Services for Unix" Windows XP optional feature (listed under "Other Network File and Print Services" to allow Windows XP machines to export locally-attached printers as LPR queues. It works very well for me, and has been more reliable than using "File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks" to create queues on print server computers which send jobs to printers attached to client computers.
If you're going to be sending jobs from the "Standard TCP/IP Port" implementation on other Windows machines be sure to enable the "LPR Byte Counting" option on the client "Standard TCP/IP Port" or you'll find that jobs don't print on the "server" machine.
You want to make the machine act as a printer server but you don't want to use the software provided for making it a printer server.
Yes its possible - but you'll need to find a MSWindows server binary for cups.
I recommend you just use the bundled software.