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Chapter 40. Using Windows NT Server Reso... > Using NT Network Printers

Using NT Network Printers

Aside from drive-sharing and storage capabilities, the other fundamental reason for the widespread adoption of local area networking in the business world is the sharing of printers. As with hard drives, the original method for printer sharing was to redirect the local DOS output to the network, where it was stored in a queue on a print server, until it could be serviced by a printer. The introduction of Windows helped overcome this deception by adding the capability to address network printers directly.


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