Print Management Guide - Internet printing
- To install a printer from
the Internet you use the printer's URL as the name
of the printer. Administrators can also use the
URL format within an intranet.
- For a computer running a Windows
Server operating system and Windows client
to process print jobs that contain URLs, it must
be running Microsoft Internet Information Services
- Internet printing uses Internet
Printing Protocol (IPP) as its low-level protocol,
which is encapsulated within HTTP, using it as a
carrier. When accessing a printer through a browser,
the system first attempts to connect using RPC (on
Intranets and LANs), which is fast and efficient.
- Print server security is provided
by IIS. To support all browsers and all Internet
clients, the administrator must choose basic authentication.
Alternatively, the administrator can use Microsoft
challenge/response or Kerberos authentication, both
of which are supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer.
- You can manage printers from any browser, but you must use Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher to be able to connect to a printer using a browser.