Recipe for Windows 2012 R2 Print Server (server core)

  • install from win2k12r2 VL disc - select datacenter, server core
    • 50 GB system drive
    • add 2nd optical drive for virtio drivers
    • load netkvm driver from virtio CD
    • load viostor driver from virtio CD
  • install balloon driver:
    • pnputil -i -a E:\Balloon\2k12R2\amd64\balloon.inf – in pop-up window, select “Install” and leave “Always trust software' checked
    • copy E:\Balloon\2k12R2\amd64\blnsvr.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\
    • %SystemRoot%\system32\blnsvr.exe -i
  • in powershell: Install-WindowsFeature Print-Services
  • Network Settings
    • set ip addresses: netsh interface ipv4 set address "Ethernet" static 205.215.68.138 255.255.255.0 205.215.68.254
    • set dns servers: netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers "Ethernet" static 205.215.68.85 primary'', ''netsh interface ipv4 add dnsservers "Ethernet" 205.215.68.84 index=2'' * set wins servers: ''netsh interface ipv4 set winsservers “Ethernet” static 205.215.127.205
  • sconfig:
    • change computer name (2) – select No in popup dialog asking to reboot
    • enable ping (4,3,yes)
    • enable remote desktop (7,e,2)
    • change timezone (9)
    • shut down (14)
  • delete second optical drive, remove install DVD, and add secondary 50 GB drive (for spooler storage), then restart VM
  • label C: System
  • diskpart
    • list volume – identify optical drive volume number; for these steps, it was “0”
    • select volume 0
    • assign letter=E
    • list disk – identify new (empty) 50 GB drive; for these steps, it was “1”
    • select disk 1
    • online disk
    • attributes disk clear readonly
    • create partition primary
    • format fs=ntfs label=Storage quick
    • assign letter=D
    • exit
  • Move spool directory to D:
    • mkdir D:\spooler
    • reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers /v DefaultSpoolDirectory /d "D:\spooler" /f
    • net stop spooler & net start spooler
  • GoPrint
    • map software drive
    • cd GoPrint\new-server-install-2016
    • gs4-0-50-setupnew.exe
    • install type: Print Server Agent only
    • leave install directory as C:\GS4
    • host name of central GTX server: puc-goprint3.student.puc.purduecal.edu

TODO:

  • Create printers
  • KMS
  • join domain

See also: https://4sysops.com/archives/install-and-manage-a-print-server-in-server-core/ http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2007/09/11/using-server-core-as-a-print-server.aspx http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsServer2008/AdminTips/Admin/ManagingaServerCoreprintserver.html

http://www.jwgoerlich.us/blogengine/post/2009/11/05/Use-Diskpart-to-Create-and-Format-Partitions.aspx

http://windowsitpro.com/windows/jsi-tip-0018-changing-default-spool-directory

http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Windows_2012_guest_best_practices

computer/recipe_for_windows_2012_r2_print_server.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/14 15:02 by tdobes
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