Setting up a print server?

Anthony 1 Reputation point


So I am having a bit of a problem and I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

Instead of having PCL go directly to the printer, I would like to create a print server so the PCL sends the file to the server and the server sends it to the printer. I want to do this in case there is an error/ problem with the printer and it is vital that I don't lose that file. So the file would always be in the print server just in case there was ever a problem.

I was wondering what the best way is to set this print server up in 2022? (not looking for cloud based solutions)

I appreciate your help!


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. Karlie Weng 15,596 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @Anthony

    There are two methods might be useful:

    1. check "Keep Printed Documents" on Printer Properties/Advanced tab. this will keep the print file in the queue;

    2.Save the spool file:

    save printed jobs to log file
    Viewing files in Print Spooler folder

    Best Regards


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  2. afu 6 Reputation points

    You can also use print management software such as uniflow

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