Windows HA/Cluster printing Azure

Scott Evans 0 Reputation points

Hi All,

Im looking to set up HA/Cluster printing on Windows servers in Azure, I understand MS have now deprecated Windows printing clustering. Ive reviewed the option to configure the printer spooler service within Windows Clustering which would switch between servers in the spooler job stops on one server.

Is it possible to have the same printer/queue on two separate printers which can be shared to the end user, or is it only possible to share a printer from directly on one server? If server A (primary) goes down users would need to reprint onto server B (secondary)?


Windows Server Printing
Windows Server Printing
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Printing: Printer centralized deployment and management, scan and fax resources management, and document services
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  1. Limitless Technology 43,916 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    You can make use of High Availability Printing feature.

    High Availability Printing feature in Windows Server 2012 and describes how it can make your print servers highly available using Hyper-V virtual machines running as nodes in a cluster.

    High Availability Printing, or HA Printing, is the combination of Microsoft Failover Clustering technologies and Hyper-V technologies deployed to make a Windows Server 2012 Print Server highly available.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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