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What is a file and print server?

What is a file and print server?

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A file and print server is the generic term for any computer that is being used to provide file storage and printing for other computers. Typically, one machine on a LAN will be designated as a file and print server; it will have folders shared out across the network for access by other computers, and will have a printer attached to it that other computers can print to as needed.

This was first published in December 2003

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