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Add and Manage Ports

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use Print Management to add, delete, and configure printer ports for a print server.

To add and manage ports

  1. Open Print Management.

  2. In the left pane, click Print Servers, click the applicable print server, and then click Ports.

  3. To add a new port, click Add Ports. In the Printer Ports dialog box, select an available port type, click New Port, type a name for the port, and then click OK.

  4. To add a new port type, click Add Ports. In the Printer Ports dialog box, type the folder path where the printer driver software INF file is located, and then click OK.

  5. To manage an existing port, click Manage Ports. In the Printer Server Properties dialog box, select the port and do the following:

    1. To delete a port, select the port, click Delete Port, and then click OK.

    2. To configure a port, select the port, click Configure Port, enter a value in seconds for the transmission timeout retry interval, and then click OK.

Additional considerations

  • To open Print Management, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Print Management.

  • You must have Administrative permissions to perform this task.

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