Sharing the printer on a locally shared network (Windows)
In a locally shared network, the printer is connected directly to the USB or parallel port of a
selected computer (known as the server) and is shared by other computers (clients). Use this
configuration only in small groups or when usage is low. When many users print to the shared
printer, this will slow down the server.
You can share the printer on a locally shared network when:
The computer connected to the printer is running Windows.
The printer will be shared with other Windows users.