Migrating Printer on 2000 and XP desktops


J

JR

We currently have 5 NT 4.0 print servers and will soon be
migrating to 2 Win2k print servers on more powerful
boxes. We are using Printer Migrator 3.1 to move the
queues and drivers. My question is we have approx 3000
users and 800 printers running NT 4, Win2k and XP
desktops. How can we migrate all the desktops to point to
the new print servers? I know with NT 4 you could use
chgprint.exe but that does not work with 2000 or XP. We
have to leave the 5 legacy servers up until we are sure
all desktops are pointing to the new print queues on the
new servers.

Thanks for any info you can provide
 
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M

Martin

Hi,

in w2k and XP I use the 'rundll32' method assign in policy startup script to
computers eg. OU sales/(computers) create a startup script in policy for
sales. next reboot al pc's in sales get the same printer(s)

eg.
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\printserver\printershare

you can get a list of commands bij typing rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry
/?

I did some research on the subject too, this seems to be the way.

Martin
 
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J

jay.griffin

JR said:
We currently have 5 NT 4.0 print servers and will soon be
migrating to 2 Win2k print servers on more powerful
boxes. We are using Printer Migrator 3.1 to move the
queues and drivers. My question is we have approx 3000
users and 800 printers running NT 4, Win2k and XP
desktops. How can we migrate all the desktops to point to
the new print servers? I know with NT 4 you could use
chgprint.exe but that does not work with 2000 or XP. We
have to leave the 5 legacy servers up until we are sure
all desktops are pointing to the new print queues on the
new servers.

Thanks for any info you can provide

Check out this script -- it's free and it works:
http://cwashington.netreach.net/depo/view.asp?Index=1014&ScriptType=vbscript
 

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