Branch Office Direct Printing
Issue: Print jobs taking too long to get to the printer. Branch offices were experiencing small delays between hitting print and the printer actually getting the job
Diagnostic: All the traffic is going through the WAN as printers are configured through policies.
Solution: As we use Windows 8 and Server 2012, we identified the “Branch Office Direct Printing” which is a functionality in Server 2012 would resolve our issue, as it captures the ports and send the print job directly to the printer is the printer is local, instead of going through the print server.
Result: Faster printing on branch offices and reduced WAN utilization.
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