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    Print Server Migration printmig.exe issues

    Hello there,

    It's my first post there, hope I am not off subject... .)

    I am trying to migrate a win2003 print server to a brand new win2003 server R2 X64 (emt64) server.
    I ran printmig on old servers, no warnings.

    Restore is also done with no warnings...but I have only 3 printers back. I have reinstalled print monitors ( HP Standard Tcpip port) prior to restor process.

    Nevertheless I have noticed I have eight print processors running on old server and 0 running on new one.

    Questions:

    -Does Jump from win2003 server to win2003R2 X64 (intel Xeon) can create trouble?.

    -Do you have to install manually print processors ?. How ? from driver manufacturer (then printmig is not so great).

    -Do I need to have HP jetadmin installed. ?


    Thanks in advance for your support.

    gmiga76

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    Mike Luo [MSFT] Guest

    RE: Print Server Migration printmig.exe issues

    Hello,

    Thank you for using newsgroup!

    Because we can not use 32 bit print drivers on a 64 bit OS, this process
    will fail. We will have to reinstall the printers using 64 bit drivers and
    add additional drivers for 32 bit. This is by design.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Mike Luo

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    Thanks for your reply,

    -Thanks for details on 64bit drivers. This means on each printers installed on server I ll have to install additionnal 32bits drivers for my Win XP pro users. ?

    Rgds.

    gmiga76.

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    Mike Luo [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Print Server Migration printmig.exe issues

    Hello,

    You are right. We need to add the 32-bit print driver remotely on to the
    64-bit print server, follow these steps:
    1.On any one of the clients machine running 32-bit OS.
    2.Access the print server \\PrintserverName\Printers.
    3.Open the printer required to add the 32-bit driver.
    4.Go to properties.
    5.Sharing Tab.
    6.Additional drivers.
    7.check the box for x86 for windows 2000,windows xp and windows 2003.
    8.click ok ok.

    Hope this helps.

    Mike Luo

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    Mike,

    Thanks for your reply and your advices.

    Migration is done and server is up and running since a few days now.

    Just add an issue with 'additionnal spooler' installed by printer drivers. As a result main printer spooler service was crashing. I just disabled all 'parallels spoolers' and it works.

    Conclusion:

    -print migrator is not helping a lot for migration from 32 to 64 bits. Lucky to be under < 100 printers. Hard to imagine large print servers migration with this tool.
    -Win2003 R2 has nice features to manage printers.
    -Before going on a 64 Bits print server check printer drivers availability for x64 platform ... you may have bad surprises ... even from major printer manufacturer.

    Rgds.

    gmiga76

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    Mike Luo [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Print Server Migration printmig.exe issues

    Appreciate your response. Thank you for sharing your experience! This will
    help for all newsgroup uers.

    Have a nice day!

    Mike Luo

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