Print Server Overview

The Print Server feature for Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET enables you to share and access printers over the network. Print Server uses the Common Internet File System (CIFS). Which is an extension of the Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol. CIFS enables a network-enabled application to access and manipulate files and directories on a remote server in the same way that the application accesses and manipulates files and directories on the local system.

Windows CE provides a Web-based network configuration utility that enables you to configure your print server, and manage and share user permissions. This sample utility is located in the %_WINCEROOT%\Public\Servers\Sdk\Samples\Natadmin\smbprint directory.

Feature Summary

The following table shows operating system design information for the Print Server feature.

Element Information
Dependencies netbios, ntlm, tcpip
Hardware considerations None

Note   To support printing, in your configuration, include the USB Printer Class Driver (SYSGEN_USB_PRINTER) feature for USB printing, and the Parallel Port Support (SYSGEN_PARALLEL) feature for parallel printing.

Modules and Components

The following table shows the modules that implement the Print Server feature.

Item Module Component
Print Server smbserver None

Operating System Development Topics

Print Server Implementation Considerations

Configuring the Print Server through the Registry

Application Development Topics

File Server Overview

File and Print Server Security

SMB Server Registry Settings

See Also

Windows CE Modules and Components | Catalog Features | Configuring FATFS Cache Parameters for the SMB Server

 Last updated on Friday, April 09, 2004

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