Add a port

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To add a port

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. On the File menu, click Server Properties.

  3. Click the Ports tab, and then click Add Port.

  4. In the Available port types list, click a port name to select it. By default, only Local Port and Standard TCP/IP Port appear in the Available port types list.

    If you want to add a Line Printer Remote (LPR) port, you need to install the optional networking component, Print Services for Unix. Once you do so, LPR Port will display as one of the available port types. For more information, click Related Topics.

    To add other port types, click New Port Type, type the path to the compact disc containing the necessary files, and click OK.

  5. After clicking the port type in the Printer Ports dialog box, click New Port.

  6. Type a name that describes this port, and then click OK.

  7. On the Printer Ports dialog box, click Close.

  8. If necessary, configure the port by clicking Configure Port. Different types of ports have different characteristics that you can configure. After you have finished configuring the port, click OK.

  9. Click Close to close the Print Server Properties dialog box.


  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • For a list of ports you can add, and information about adding them, click Related Topics.

  • If you add a port using the Add Printer Wizard, the port you add will appear in the list.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Delete a port
Add a printer attached directly to the network
Add a standard TCP/IP port
Add a local port
Add an LPR port
Add an AppleTalk printing device port
Add optional networking components