Install Printer in Network and protect from unauthorized access

A printer is a very necessary accessory in office, and we can use frequently and easily if it is connected in network. So, here we will learn what way we connect it, and use securely.

Installing network printers:

You can access a number of shared printers across the network. To do so, you will need to install the printer within Windows. Locate the computer that is sharing the printer on the network from Network Neighborhood. Right-click on the shared printer and choose Install. The Add Printer wizard will guide you through the install. The wizard will offer to print a test page to confirm that the printer is properly installed.

Setting a printer as a default printer:

If you have multiple printers installed and would rather not automatically use the first printer installed, you can choose another installed printer as a default printer within Windows. Both local and network printers are located under Printers in the Control Panel. Simply choose the printer you would like to automatically use, right-click on it and select Set as Default.

Sharing a local printer

If you have a printer attached to your computer and want to share it across the network, go to Control Panel > Printers. Within the Printers folder, right-click on the printer you want to share and select Sharing. Here, select Shared As and type in the name of the printer in the Share Name field. To finish, click OK. The printer will now be shared across the network.

Restricting access

Access control for printers works in much the same way as for shared folders.
You can restrict access to the printers to specific users by typing in a password in the Share Printer menu. This way only those people with the password will be able to use the printer.

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