1 Introduction

This document describes the Print Services system (PSS), which supports the use and management of a distributed print infrastructure. It describes how the Print Services system can be used in workgroups and domain-based networks, and how print servers and print clients can use the member protocols of the system to share one or more printers between one or more print clients.

The Print Services system can serve workgroups, where printers are shared among individual clients, and domain-based networks, where there can be multiple print servers that are deployed in a cluster configuration, with the print client configuration managed through the Active Directory system. The differences between these scenarios are described in the protocols in this document.