This post is about Print Management Console (PMC) and enhancements in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. The PMC was introduced in Windows Server 2003 R2, and improved in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 made additional improvements to the PMC including following: Support for Print Driver Isolation (PDI), Server-level default print queue security settings, Printer filtering on driver metadata, Custom driver filtering. On Windows Server 2008 R2, PMC’s automatically installed when you install the Print Server role service. However, if you want to install PMC on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system without making it the print server, you can install the Print and Document Services Tools using the Add Features wizard.
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