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CHAPTER 10: Network Shares > Sharing Printers

Sharing Printers

Much as you share files and folders, you can share printers on the network. Sharing a printer allows remote users to print to your locally connected printer. Before a printer can be shared, it must be installed and configured on the local machine. You can create printer shares for printers connected directly with USB, parallel, or serial connections, and you can create printer shares for printers mapped to TCP ports on the machine. This section explains how to create and manage printer shares for connected printers.

You'll learn more about printer connections and installing printers in Chapter 11, “Device Management.”

Creating Printer Shares

If you have a printer connected to your Windows 7 computer, you can easily share the printer so that other users can print to it. To share a connected printer, take the following steps:


  

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