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Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

I am having some doubts on printer migration commencing from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2. Utilizing the innovative 2k8 (2008 R2) server, install the print services role. After that I had attached to the old server commencing from innovative server utilizing the print management console and backup the printers and drivers to a file. If you previously be familiar with the entire the print driver names and be able to install the 32 + 64 bit versions or descriptions on your innovative server ahead of time, that to facilitate it determine to help through.

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Re: Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

For this you have to connect to the innovative server utilizing the Windows 7 machine and endeavor to add the entire the printers to the new server, selecting to install the drivers as needed. At present this the entire seems extremely well, other than through the procedure of elimination utilizing Cscript prndrvr.vbs > c:\PrintServerName.csv. I have originate that to facilitate I have 286 different driver names. Does this mean that to facilitate I am going to have encompassed to hand download 286 drivers and then go although each Queue (550+) and install the innovative drivers by hand previous to I do the backup and restore.
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Re: Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

The issue was that at present the innovative server did not similar to several of the 32 bit drivers so I copied the entire of the files commencing from the 32 bit server to the innovative 64 bit server's print directory. Utilizing a windows 7 workstation install the print management snap in on the windows 7 apparatus. Connect to the old server and add the entire of the printers to your Windows 7 apparatus, installing the drivers as needed.
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Re: Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

First confirm if you essentially necessitate the entire the 32bit drivers. You merely necessitate 32bit drivers to match the shared 64bit driver names when you have encompassed 32bit clients which determine to connect to the shares. If there are 64bit drivers installed on your server that with the intention of are not utilized by several shared printer, you might as well eliminate them.
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Re: Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

How diminutive I actually be familiar with for the reason that I am not actually sure what you said there. Most, not the entire, other than the majority of our desktops determine to remain 32 bit for the foreseeable future. I still acquire the feeling on the other hand that I am going to have encompassed to hand download 286 different drivers.
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Re: Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

If the 32 bit driver name does not match then the several 64bit drivers you are utilizing on the print server, you have to eliminate the unused software. If you have encompassed the 64bit drivers on the print server that with the intention of are not associated through several shares, you be able to eliminate those too.
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Re: Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

You be able to script the installation of the print drivers. If you utilize the drivers make available through 2008 R2 and Windows 7, you determine to not necessitate to download from the vendor site. Utilize the printui.exe or WMI interface script \windows\system32\printing_admin_scripts\en-us\prndrvr.vbs. The 32bit driver name be obliged to match the 64bit driver name.
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Re: Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

Actually I do appreciate you taking the time to act in response, additional than I am also confused than ever at present. To the basic position, similar to others has stated, I have comprised a several 2003 32 bit print servers. I necessitate to acquire the print queues to a 2008R2 64 bit at least I imagine I do server exclusive of impacting the 32 bit clients. I have read it from the tech link and countless additional opinions on the matter.
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Re: Doubts on printer migration from windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 R2

For the reason that of what the subsequent document says regarding The source server be obliged to have comprised a print queue drivers installed for mutually the source and destination server architectures it comes in to view to me that I am going to have encompassed to locate 286 different drivers, attempt to install them and then anticipate everything ports in excess of utilizing the tools listed in the first Doc.
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