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How to Enable Print and Document Services in Windows 11?

Enable Print, Fax, and Scan Tasks on This Computer

Enable Print and Document Services in Windows 11: A feature set that provides functionalities to manage printing and document-related tasks on the Windows 11 operating system. It includes various services and tools that enhance printing capabilities and document handling for both Local and Networked environments. This article will navigate through the steps of How to Enable Print and Document Services in Windows 11.

Key Steps:

  • Open Optional Features using Run Command.
  • Locate Print and Document Services from the Windows Features.
  • Enable Print and Document Services in Windows 11

Key Roles of Print and Document Services in Windows 11:

  1. The Feature Manages print jobs and queues for multiple printers. This is particularly useful in networked environments allowing multiple users to share printers which helps establish Centralized Printing Management.
  2. It allows printers to be accessed and managed via the internet using standard web protocols.
  3. Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service, a part of Print and Document Services, supports printing on UNIX-based systems, enabling interoperability between Windows and UNIX/Linux environments.
  4. Distributed Scan Management allows the configuration and management of network scanners, making it easier to handle scanned documents.
  5. Fax Service of Print and Document Services provides the capability to send and receive faxes using a fax device connected to the computer.

Turn on Print and Document Services in Windows 11 – Simple Steps:

  • Open the Run command box using the shortcut Win Key + R.
  • Enter optionalfeatures in the run command box.
Optional Features
Optional Features
  • Windows Features dialog box will open now. Locate Print and Document Services available from the list of services available. Click on the checkbox next to it and click OK.
Enable Print and Document Services
Enable Print and Document Services
  • That is it, Windows 11 will now search for the required files.
Searching for the required files
Searching for the required files
  • Then, it will apply the necessary changes.
Applying Changes
Applying Changes
  • Click Restart if you are prompted to restart or click Close accordingly. However, it is suggested to restart right away so that the changes made will reflect.
  • Print and Document Services is now enabled on your Windows 11 PC. Enabling this option will enable only the Internet Printing Client in Windows 11. If you are looking to enable the LPD Print Service and LPR Port Monitor, refer to our components section.

Components of Print and Document Services in Windows 11:

Print and Document Services Windows 11
  1. The Internet Printing Client is a feature in Windows that allows users to print documents over the Internet. This feature utilizes the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) to connect to and manage printers that are accessible via the web. Enabling Print and Document Services will enable Internet Printing Client.
  2. The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Print Service is a component that enables printing from UNIX/Linux systems to printers managed by Windows servers. It implements the Line Printer Daemon protocol, which is a standard network protocol for submitting print jobs to a remote printer. It allows organizations with a combination of Windows and UNIX/Linux systems to centralize their printing infrastructure.
  3. The Line Printer Remote (LPR) Port Monitor is a component that enables Windows systems to send print jobs to printers using the LPR protocol. It acts as a bridge between Windows printing services and printers or print servers that support the LPR protocol.
Information on the Go!
LPR Protocol is a part of the Berkeley printing system and is widely used for network printing in various environments, especially in UNIX and Linux systems, but also supported in Windows environments.

Take away:

By configuring components such as the Internet Printing Client, LPD Print Service, and LPR Port Monitor, the components of Printer and Document Services in Windows 11, you can streamline and organic your printing operations, ensure compatibility across various devices and networks, and provide efficient remote printing solutions. Be it a small home office or a large enterprise network, these services offer the flexibility and functionality needed to meet diverse printing needs. If you find this article useful, give us a rating. For more interesting articles, stay tuned to Happy Coding! Peace out!

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