Go through the page to know more about printing concepts on windows server 2012 along with high availability printing; follow the steps and configure the printers in a live environment.
What is High Availability Printing?
- Provides availability in the event of a unplanned or planned outage
- Print server is VM running on a node in a hyper –V failover cluster
- Print service can move to another available node manually or automatically
- Can now be deployed on either server 2012 or server core 2012 installation
- Print server role is no longer available in the failover cluster manager
- Takes advantage of the new virtual manager monitoring feature
- Can utilize live migration and quick migration
Where to start?
- Install at least two physical windows 2012 servers
- Install the hyper-v role on each server
- Install the failover cluster feature on each hyper-v server
- Validate and create a hyper –v failover cluster
- Make sure the printer server(s) VM are stored on a cluster shared volume
- Install print and document service role on the printer server
- Configure firewall to allow VM monitoring on the virtual machine
- Configure virtual machine monitoring from the hyper –v host
Open server manager — tools–hyper-v manager–here you need to select the server that is in failover cluster and connect to server from hyper-v manager
On the server open server manager — manage — add roles and feature — select role based installation — select print and document service–>install
Open windows firewall — add and app — select virtual machine monitoring make sure just the domain policy is selected, the private and public policies are to be configured — then select file and printer sharing to domain level