View extended features for your printer

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

In Print Management (Printmanagement.msc), extended view displays beneath the columns in the right pane, separated by a splitter bar. Extended view is useful when you want more information about the status of a print job, its owner, the number of pages, the size of the job, when it was submitted, its port, its priority, and other advanced job properties.

In addition, when the printer uses a Standard TCP/IP Port, extended view displays a Printer Web Page tab. When the printer supports a Web page, the extended view page provides details about the physical properties of the printer and specifications, and it sometimes allows remote administration.

To show extended view

  1. Open the Administrative Tools folder, and then double-click Print Management.

  2. In the Print Management tree, under any print server, right-click Printers, and then click Show Extended View.


To display or hide columns in extended view, select a printer. On the Jobs tab, right-click the column heading row, and then click the name of the column that you want to display or hide.