Distributed Scan Management


My name is Jane Maliouta, and I am a program manager for printer and
scanner connectivity features. Today, I’d like to tell you about a new feature
available in Windows Server 2008 R2, called Distributed Scan Management (DSM).


DSM is targeted primarily for enterprises and supports network scanning
scenarios. It enables customers in enterprises to scan documents directly from
the device into their workflow (sharepoint, email, and/or fileshare). Because
DSM is part of the Windows Server, the feature is fully controllable by the
administrator, and users can have different options available to them based on
their domain profile. DSM integrates with Active Directory to enable
centralized management of the scan options available to the user.


For information on how to add
support for DSM on a device, check out these documents:

Design Guide for
(includes an architecture overview and sample tutorials
to get you started)

References for DSM
(describes the DSM schemas and events)

(contains actual protocol files to assist
with implementation)

If you are interested in deploying
DSM in your organization, here are some links to help:

What’s new in Print
and Document Services
(overview of Windows Server 2008 R2
Print and Document features)

Scan Management
(overview of DSM management)

DSM AD Schema
(In order to use DSM, you will need to update the AD
Schema. You can either upgrade the AD server to Windows Server 2008 R2, or
install a separate schema update file linked above)


Jane Maliouta