In my previous articles I explained How to Install the Print Server on Windows Server 2012 – Part 1 and then I told you the First Method of How to Install the Printer on Windows Server 2012. Now I will tell you about the second method of how to install a printer on Windows Server 2012.
In the first method you may face difficulty in providing the Printer’s Network Name or its IP Address, if your printer is already provided on any other server then you can bypass that problem by just changing a few steps.
After the successful installation of a Print Server go to the “Tools Menu” provided at the upper right hand corner.
In the Tools Menu go to the “Print Management” option and click on it.
In the Print Management Window go to the “Print Servers” option and expand it. It will expand to show your Print Server, again expand this and you will find a “Printers” option available at the bottom of this Print Server. Right-click on the Printers option to “Add Printer”.
Now the Printer Wizard will be opened. You must first select the Installation Method. Click on the first option, i.e. “Search the Network for Printer’s”.
After selecting the first option click on the “Next” Button.
As you click on Next button it will start searching for the Printer on already present on some other Server. After its Searching is completed click on the Next Button.
Now the Printer’s Driver option will be available in front of you, here you can select the second option if you want to use an “Existing Printer Driver” or you can choose to “Install New Driver”. After selecting the appropriate option click “Next”.
Now the “Printer’s Name and Sharing Option” will be opened. The printer’s name will be automatically provided for you. Click on the “Sharing” option if you want to share this printer with many users. If you choose to share this printer then you must provide the location and Share Name for this printer and then click on the “Next” button.
Now your printer will be ready to install and all its information will be shown to you. Click on the “Next” button after checking all the Information for the last time. Clicking the “Next” button will install the printer.
Now your printer will be successfully installed. Click on the “Finish” button to finish the installation.
Now when you go to the Print Management Window you will see that your printer is installed and shown in the management Window.
Now this printer will be shown to all the users connected to your server and they don’t need to install the printer separately on their system.