How to host a printer on Windows Server?

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    I’m the new IT guy and I’m learning at a million miles a minute (on my own). Networking, servers, phone systems, ahh!!


    Anyway, all our printers are hosted on a server and I wanted to keep that consistent. My question is: How do you host a printer with its driver on Windows Server 2008? I want to be able to go to any computer on our domain, go to ‘\\server’ and see all of our printers right there.


    If I wasn’t detailed enough or am posting on the wrong sub, please let me know. Thanks!!


    -Click start→ Printers and Faxes.
    -Click Add a Printer.
    -Click Next.
    -Select A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer, and then click Next. If the printer is not listed, type the path to the printer in the text box.
    The server host name is the name of the server computer that identifies it on the network. The shared printer name is the name assigned during the server installation process.
    -Click Browse for a printer, and then click Next.
    If this is a new printer, you may be prompted to install a printer driver. If no system driver is available, you need to specify the path to available drivers.
    -Select Yes if you want this printer to be set as the default printer, and then click Next.
    If you want to verify installation, click Yes to print a test page.
    -Click Finish.
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