Product Documentation

Display printers and manage print queues

Jun 18, 2013
The following table summarizes where you can display printers and manage print queues in your environment.
  Printing Pathway UAC Enabled? Location
Client printers (Printers attached to the user device) Client printing pathway On Print Management snap-in located in the Microsoft Management Console
Off Pre-Windows 8: Control Panel

Windows 8: Print Management snap-in

Network printers (Printers on a network print server) Network printing pathway On Print Server > Print Management snap-in located in the Microsoft Management Console
Off Print Server > Control Panel
Network printers (Printers on a network print server) Client printing pathway On Print Server > Print Management snap-in located in the Microsoft Management Console
Off Pre-Windows 8: Control Panel

Windows 8: Print Management snap-in

Local network server printers (Printers from a network print server that are added to a Server OS machine) Network printing pathway On Print Server > Control Panel
Off Print Server > Control Panel
Note: Print queues for network printers that use the network printing pathway are private and cannot be managed through the system.