I have a printer connected to my windows 2012 server and would like to share it so that other devices can print and scan from it using an lpr port
Is this possible?
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Ignoring the scan part and that DOS printing should die one of these day. (Preferably when you get a chance to migrate away from win95 and win98 age applications), this is how you set up a LPR port.
Go to [start] [Control panel] and select "Devices and printers"
Click on ports, then on add ports. (Note this will not work on all printers).
Select "Standard TCP/IP port" and click on the [New port] button.
Click [Next] and add the name of the printer. (If you do not have a proper DNS name you can work around it by using an IP, or just add the printers MAC to the DHCP reservations and save yourself a lot of trouble in the future).
Next choose a printer name. "E.g. Finance_hp_4000_LPR".
On the next screen use "Custom setting" rather then the "standard generic network card"