To add a port


Open Printers and Faxes 


On the File menu, click Server Properties.


Click the Ports tab, and then click Add Port.


In the Available port types list, click a port name to select it. By default, only Local Port and Standard TCP/IP Port appear in the Available port types list.

If you want to add a Line Printer Remote (LPR) port, you need to install the optional networking component, Print Services for Unix. Once you do so, LPR Port will display as one of the available port types. For more information, click Related Topics.

To add other port types, click New Port Type, type the path to the compact disc containing the necessary files, and click OK.


After clicking the port type in the Printer Ports dialog box, click New Port.


Type a name that describes this port, and then click OK.


On the Printer Ports dialog box, click Close.


If necessary, configure the port by clicking Configure Port. Different types of ports have different characteristics that you can configure. To find out what each characteristic means, once you have clicked Configure Port, right-click a characteristic you want to learn about, and then click What's This?. A description of that characteristic will appear. To make the description go away, click it. Once you have finished configuring the port, click OK.


Click Close to close the Print Server Properties dialog box.


To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes

For a list of ports you can add, and information about adding them, click Related Topics.

If you add a port using the Add Printer Wizard, the port you add will appear in the list.

Related Topics

Add optional networking components

Add an AppleTalk printing device port

Add an LPR port

Add a local port

Add a standard TCP/IP port

Add a printer attached directly to the network

Delete a port

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