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Enable Print and Document Services on Windows 10

How to Enable Print and Document Services Windows Feature on Windows 10

Print and Document Services Windows 10

Print and Document Services Windows 10: It is an added feature on Windows 10 that allows you to set up print and scan servers, share printers and scanners, and also to make a centralized printing and scanning network. Currently on Windows 10, Internet Printing Client, LPD Print Service, LPR Port Monitor, and Windows Fax and Scan ar the services available under Print and Document Services. In this article, we will take you through the steps involved in enabling Print & Document Services on Windows 10, specifically choosing a service, and a lot more.

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How to Enable Print & Document Services on Windows 10- Quick Steps:

Follow the below steps to enable the Print and Document Services on Windows 10 operating system.

  1. Open Control Panel via the Start menu.
    Control Panel
    Control Panel
  2. On the top right of the Control Panel windows, click on the View and switch it to Category.
  3. After switching the Control Panel view to the Category view, click on Programs.
    Programs
    Programs
  4. From Programs and Features, click on Turn Windows features on or off.
    Turn Windows features on or off
    Turn Windows features on or off
  5. Windows Features dialog box will appear now. From the list, locate Print and Document Services and click on OK.
    Enable Print and Document Services
    Enable Print and Document Services
  6. Windows will search for the required files.
    Searching for the required files
    Searching for the required files
  7. Then it will apply the necessary changes.
    Applying changes
    Applying changes
  8. Finally, Restart the PC.
    Restart Now
    Restart Now
Note: A restart is required after the changes are made so that the changes made will reflect.

How to specifically choose Print and Document Services:

By default, enabling Print & Document Services will enable the Internet Printing Client and Windows Fax and Scan services. If you wish to choose more services then check out the following method.

If you wish to choose more services other than the default services, then you can do it using the following method.

  • Go to Windows Features of Control Panel.
  • Click on the Plus symbol of Print and Document Services.
    Plus symbol
    Plus symbol
  • After expanding, you can now choose other services such as LPD Print Service, and LPR Port monitor.
    Choose Specific Services
    Choose Specific Services
  • Finally, click on OK and Windows will apply the necessary changes.

Disable Print and Document Sevices on Windows 10:

If you are familiar with the enabling process then disabling these services will really be a simple job. However, for the purpose of documentation, we will explain the steps of that.

  • Go to Windows Features of Control Panel.
  • Locate Print and Document Services and disable it.
  • Finally, click on OK so that Windows will make the necessary changes.
  • A Restart will be prompted and we suggest that it should be done right away so that the changes made will reflect immediately.
  • Print and Document Services are now disabled on Windows 10.

Conclusion of the Article:

The above article provides detailed information on Print and Document Services on Windows 10 and also provides the steps involved in the process of enabling and disabling it on Windows 10.

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