Anyone know if Windows Web Server can be used as a print server instead?

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It seems like a basic enough task that there shouldn't be any parts cut out of the generic Windows package that would keep it from working as a print server, but I don't want to install it and then find out it's a no-go.

    In other news, I'm out of Windows Server 2003 licenses, except for SBS and Web Server. :hs:
     
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    What a piece of crap. I'm not kidding.
     
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    Welcome to their licensing model. Until someone provides a free version and then somehow they make it free too.
     
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    A free web server that is also a free print server? Lots of options there.
     
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    Exactly. You can't even load their own SQL Server on it.
     
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    I am amazed that anyone relies on Windows for anythign to do with the web. Do you like pain?
     
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    It's a great platform for Web - and that particularly brand of W2K3 does a great job of it without some of the other licensing issues you run into with CAL's. But it's useless at doing anything else. A regular W2K3 license can do the all of that without any strings attached, but for more money. Thus, the licensing model.
     
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    Ummm... yeah, thats absurd. That is a terrible server platform. Sometimes you need your web server to do something else too.
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Wow. It can't even share printers? Fuck, XP Home can do that.
     
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    If you can share out a printer, it can work as a print server. Maybe try loading it up and see if it can create TCP printer ports and share printer queues?
     
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    Yeah, I guess I'll have to whip up a VM and try it.
     
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    What exactly do you think a print server is in W2K3 world?
     

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