I'm in the process of designing a new network architecture for my company and I'm wondering what exactly a print server buys me. In the past I've always hung our networked printers directly off the LAN with their own fixed IP address, then installed the drivers from a network share for each user (we have less than 50 users). I know a print server would automatically update the drivers (which windows update will do) and would let me control print jobs (which isn't generally an issue since most printing is a small doc ument or an email). So why bother?
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