Create a print queue on a Windows server
1. Log in to the Windows server using an account with administrative privileges.
2. Open the "Server Manager" by clicking on the Windows Start button and selecting "Server Manager" from the menu.
3. In the Server Manager, click on "Tools" in the upper-right corner and select "Print Management" from the drop-down menu. This will open the Print Management console.
4. In the Print Management console, expand the "Print Servers" node in the left-hand pane.
5. Right-click on the "Print Servers" node and select "Add/Remove Servers" from the context menu.
6. In the "Add or Remove Servers" window, click on the"Add" button and select the server to which you want to add the print queue. Click "Add"band then "OK" to close the window.
7. Back in the Print Management console, expand the "Print Servers" node again and select the server you just added.
8. Right-click on the server name and choose "Add Printer" from the context menu.
9. The "Add Printer" wizard will open. Click "Next" to proceed.
10. Select the printer connection method. You can choose from options like Local Printer, Network Printer, or Shared Printer. Select the appropriate option and click "Next."
11. If you selected a network printer, enter the printer's network path or browse to locate it. If you selected a local printer, choose the port to which it is connected. Click "Next."
12. Select the printer driver for the printer you are adding. If the driver is not listed, click on the "Have Disk" button to provide the driver installation files. Click "Next" to continue.
13. Enter a name for the printer queue, and optionally provide a location and description. "Next."
14. Choose whether to share the printer or not. If you want to share it, enter a share name and an optional share comment. Click "Next."
15. Decide if you want to set the printer as the default printer or not. Click "Next."
16. Review the printer settings and click "Finish" to create the print queue.
17. The print queue should now be created on the Windows server. You can manage the printer settings, properties, and access permissions from the Print Management console.
That's it! You have successfully created a print queue on a Windows server using the Print Management console.