Add an LPR port

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

To add an LPR port

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Double-click Add Printer to open the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.

  3. Click Local printer attached to this computer, clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next.

  4. Click Create a new port, and then click LPR Port.

    If LPR Port is not available, click Cancel to stop the wizard. To add the LPR port, you need to install the optional networking component, Print Services for Unix. For more information, click Related Topics.

  5. Click Next, and then provide the following information:

    • In Name or address of server providing LPD, type the Domain Name System (DNS) name or Internet Protocol (IP) address of the host for the printer you are adding. The host may be the direct-connect TCP/IP printing device or the UNIX computer to which the printing device is connected. The DNS name can be the name specified for the host in the Hosts file.

    • In Name of printer or print queue on that server, type the name of the printer as it is identified by the host, which is either the direct-connect printer itself or the UNIX computer.

  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish installing the TCP/IP printer.


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

  • The Line Printer Remote (LPR) port is best suited to servers that need to communicate with host computers (such as UNIX or VAX computers) by way of RFC 1179.

  • A network-connected printer must have a card that supports LPD for LPR printing to work properly.

  • You can also add ports using the Print Server Properties dialog box. For more information, click Related Topics.

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 a port
Add an AppleTalk printing device port
Add optional networking components