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Printer Management in Windows XP

Where to Start
A Description of the Privilege That a User Must Have to Install or Modify a Local Printer 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 297780 - This article describes the privilege that a user must have to install or to modify a local printer. 

Description of the Point and Print Restrictions Policy Setting in Windows .NET Server and Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 319939 - If you are using Windows XP, you can use the Point and Print functionality to print to shared printers that are hosted on computers that are running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows .NET Server family. 

HOW TO: Delegate Security for a Printer 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 282902 - This article describes how to delegate security for a printer in Microsoft Windows XP. You are not able to delegate print operator security using Directory Services. Printer security is stored locally on the print server. 

HOW TO: Enable or Disable Print Job Notifications in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308217 - This article describes how to enable or disable notifications when print jobs are completed in Windows XP.

HOW TO: Install a Printer Driver Locally for a Remote Printer 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 282842 - This step-by-step article describes how to install a printer driver locally for a remote computer. If you are not an Administrator, you cannot update the printer driver locally for a remote printer on a print server that is running Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows XP. The driver is automatically updated on the client computer to reduce total cost of ownership when the printer driver on the server is updated. 

HOW TO: Install and Configure Print Services for UNIX 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 324078 - Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP include TCP/IP-based printing. You can use Print Services for UNIX to:

How to Share Windows 95 Printer Driver in Windows 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 142667 - This article describes how to install Windows 95 print drivers on a Windows NT Server, Workstation 4.0 print server, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional computer. This allows Windows 95 clients to connect to the print server and obtain the driver. 

How to Print to Network Printer from MS-DOS-Based Programs  
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 154498 - This article describes how to print to a network printer from an MS-DOS- based program in Windows. By default, most MS-DOS-based programs print directly to either LPT1 or LPT2. However, the output is not automatically routed across a redirector to a print share unless you use one of the following methods. 

Steps to Manually Remove and Reinstall a Printer Driver 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 135406 - When you remove a printer from the Printers folder or Print Manager, the printer driver file is not removed from the hard disk drive. This article describes a procedure you can use if you suspect that a printer driver file is corrupted. The following procedure removes and re-creates a printer so that the driver file is reinstalled. 

The Advantages of Direct Hosting of SMB over TCP/IP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 315267 - This article discusses the advantages of the Windows XP strategy of removing NetBIOS transport for file and printer sharing traffic. 

Faxing Documents in Windows XP
HOW TO: Send a Fax in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 306657 - This article describes how to send a fax coversheet by using the Fax service in Windows XP.

HOW TO: Fax a Document from a Windows Program in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 306661 - This article describes how to fax a document from a Windows program by using the Fax service in Windows XP.

HOW TO: Fax a Scanned Document or Image in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 306663 - This article describes how to fax a scanned document by using the Fax service in Microsoft Windows XP. To send a fax from within Windows XP, you must first enable and configure the Fax service.

HOW TO: Receive a Fax in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 306662 - This article describes how to receive a fax using the Fax service in Microsoft Windows XP.

The Windows XP-Based Fax Service Does Not Transfer Incoming Faxes to You Inbox in Outlook 2000 or Outlook 2002 Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q311794 -  You cannot use the Windows XP-based Fax service to transfer incoming faxes into your Inbox in Outlook 2000 or Outlook 2002.

Troubleshooting....
How to Troubleshoot Network Printing Problems in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314073 - This article describes some general troubleshooting steps for network printing issues that you may encounter in Windows XP. The article then describes symptoms and a resolution of some common network printing issues that can occur in Windows XP. 

Troubleshooting General Printing Problems in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314085 - This article describes how to troubleshoot difficulties that you may encounter when you try to print to a local printer in Windows XP. 

Cookies, Network Printers, or Drive Mappings Are Not Migrated If You Use the User State Migration Tool  
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article
319854 - If you use the User State Migration Tool to migrate user account information, the following user account information may not be migrated:


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