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Checklist: Create a Clustered Print Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

  Step Reference

On every server that will be in the cluster, open Server Manager, click Add roles and then use the Add Roles Wizard to add the Print and Document Services role and any role services that are needed.

Help in Server Manager

Review hardware and infrastructure requirements for a failover cluster.

Understanding Requirements for Failover Clusters

Install the Failover Clustering feature on every server that will be in the cluster.

Install the Failover Clustering Feature

Connect the networks and storage that the cluster will use.

Prepare Hardware Before Validating a Failover Cluster

Run the Validate a Configuration Wizard on all the servers that you want to cluster, to confirm that the hardware and hardware settings of the servers, network, and storage are compatible with failover clustering. If necessary, adjust hardware or hardware settings and rerun the wizard until all tests pass (required for support).

Validate a New or Existing Failover Cluster

Create the failover cluster.

Create a New Failover Cluster

If the clustered servers are connected to a network that is not to be used for network communication in the cluster (for example, a network intended only for iSCSI or only for backup), then configure that network so that it does not allow cluster communication.

Modify Network Settings for a Failover Cluster

Run the High-Availability Wizard and specify the Print Server role, a name for the clustered print server, and IP address information that is not automatically supplied by your DHCP settings.

Configure a Service or Application for High Availability

Configure print settings such as the setting that specifies the printer.

Configure the Print Settings for a Clustered Print Server

Test the failover of the clustered print server.

Test the Failover of a Clustered Service or Application

From a client, print a test page on the clustered print server.

Help for the operating system on the client (for specifying the path to the clustered print server)

Help from the application from which you print the test page

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