Export Printers From Windows Server With Drivers Install Update
If incompatible printer queues are found when you upgrade from Windows Server or from Windows Server R2 to Windows Server , all printer queues may be deleted during the upgrade process. If article is referenced during the setup compatibility report, the server has incompatible printer queues.
In this case, do not continue with the setup process until the printers are backed up. This article describes how to back up the printers before you upgrade to Windows Server It also describes how to restore the printers after you upgrade. Note Windows Vista is the first operating system to include the functionality to back up and to restore the print servers in the Print Management snap-in in Microsoft Management Console MMC.
In the Available snap-ins list, click Print Management , and then click Add. You may have to wait several seconds for the snap-in to be added. In the Configure Print Management window, type the remote print server name, and then click Add to List.
The printers that you want to back up should be displayed in the Print Servers area of the console. Click to select the Print Services check box, and then click Next. Click Next two times, and then click Install.
When the installation process is complete, click Close. Make sure that Export printer queues and printer drivers to a file is selected, and then click Next.
In the Select a print server window, click A print server on the network , type the remote print server name, and then click Next. In the Review the list of items to be exported window, click Next. In the Select the file location window, type a location to which you want to back up the printers. For example, type the following location: Did this solve your problem? Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit.
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How to Export Printers from Windows Server 2008 to 2012 R2
Moving services from server to another is an extensive job, especially if a resource has a long list of items to move such as, a long list of printers. With Virtualization migrating resources has been simplified in a way, however, some specific tasks remain the same. That is, they don't benefit from available tools at the virtualization layer. When performing a migration of a print server from one computer to another or copying the same printers to multiple computers you can export the list of printers and drivers from an existing print server and then import them into the new server. The steps below show how to migrate all configuration settings including Active Directory properties if the printers are published in AD. Additionally, you can try the command-line tool printbrm. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Learn about the latest security threats, system optimization tricks, and the hottest new technologies in the industry.
Step-by-Step: Migrating Print Servers from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012