Windows Printing and Network Load Balancing

This post discuss a Network scenario, whose administrator is trying to deploy a printing solution on Windows Server 2003 (or Windows Server 2008) and they want to spread the load using Network Load Balancing.  They are trying to achieve this by using either a software solution such as Microsoft NLB, or a hardware solution such […]

This post discuss a Network scenario, whose administrator is trying to deploy a printing solution on Windows Server 2003 (or Windows Server 2008) and they want to spread the load using Network Load Balancing.  They are trying to achieve this by using either a software solution such as Microsoft NLB, or a hardware solution such as BigIP.  Alternatively, they may try spreading the load using Round robin DNS (A records).  Of course, when problems arise, their first call is to us ... and that's when they get the bad news: Using Network Load Balancing and DNS Round-robin to create a redundant printing solution is not supported.

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