Microsoft offers complete File and Print solutions to help your staff share critical files and centralized printers and scanners to enhance their productivity and make the best use of your organization’s IT resources. Powered by Windows Server® 2008 R2, these solutions enable file replication, ensure fast file searching, allow access for UNIX client computers, and consolidate print servers to lower costs.
With extensive file-serving, data management, and data protection capabilities, Windows Server 2008 helps you manage your files more effectively while reducing costs and simplifying IT administration. At the same time, print server improvements result in easier centralization of printers and print servers, better server scalability, and less strain on company networks.
Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 R2 offers cost-effective file serving for mixed IT environments where PC infrastructure works alongside other systems such as Mac, Linux, or UNIX. This allows administrators to avoid duplicate effort and leverage existing network services.
Centralized print services
With Microsoft Print Services, you can share printers on a network and centralize print server and network printer management tasks as well. It also enables you to migrate print servers and deploy printer connections from any computer using Group Policy.
Windows Server 2008 R2 now supports more print clients than before and allows you to significantly reduce network bandwidth for many complex print jobs. A renovated print spooler also greatly enhances performance in medium- to large-scale print environments.
The revamped Print Management Console in Windows Server 2008 R2 includes support for print server migration from previous versions of Windows Server. A new Network Printer Installation Wizard also streamlines printer deployment by automatically locating printers and installing drivers.