Much like configuring a schedule for a printer, you can also tweak printer availability by specifying how print jobs are sent to the device. For example, let's say that you don't want to make the Photo Printer completely unavailable between the hours of 9 and 5, but you want the Text Printer jobs to go the head of the line if both are competing for access to the same device during these hours. You could address the situation by assigning a higher priority to the Text Printer.
Again, you'll configure this printer setting from the Advanced tab of the printer's Properties dialog box. Using the Priority spin box, you rank the priority of the printer from 1 to 99, as shown in Figure 8-10. Note that the default priority for a printer is 1, the lowest ranking.
Figure 8-10. Assigning a higher priority for a printer.
When the Print Manager polls for print jobs, any jobs in the queue that have been sent by the higher-priority printer get serviced before jobs sent by the lower-priority printer.