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Relocating print queue

I need the the steps for relocating a print queue.
I'm having issues with the printer server and the recommendation is that I move the print queue to a different volume, but I have never done this.
This is Win2003 server.

Can anyone help with the detailed steps to accomplish this?

Thank you in advance,

Nelson  
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Aguillon1949
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi Aguillon1949,

nerver done myself but sounds interesting

http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/aix/aixuser/usrosdev/move_print_job.htm

let me know how you go

Cheers!
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tatwCommented:
You may try the print migrator from MS

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=D6915F13-EDE4-4708-83C1-0091EEADE293&displaylang=en#Overview

Usage:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315983&sd=tech

Although MS said print migrator only support NT, 2000 and XP, I think you could try on 2003 server also.
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kgreeneitCommented:
Hi there, to change the location of a print queue to another volume, you need to open the printers and faxes folder first.

From here, click on 'File' and then select 'Server Properties'. From here click on the 'Advanced' tab. You should now see the current location of your spool/print queue folder. Simply just change the path name to any path you wish, although simply changing the drive letter at the start of the path to the drive letter of the new volume is more than sufficient and the server will automatically create to new folders.

Hope this helps!
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dooleydogCommented:
Here is a link that shows the exact steps for moving the print spooler.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314105

Good Luck,
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Aguillon1949Author Commented:
The existing path for all printers, is as follows: "c:\windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS"; when I attempt to move it to an empty different volume by typing "C:\spool\PRINTERS", I receive the warning "Server spool directory location is invalid"
How do I resolve this?
Do I need to include "Windows" and "system32" in the path even when none of these exist in the new volume?

Nelson
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Aguillon1949Author Commented:
Hello, hello... is everyone at the demonstrations?  :-)

Nelson
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kgreeneitCommented:
hi there, sorry about the delay in getting back to you - check out this info. from microsoft to complete the solution to your problem.

Hope this helps!

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=240905
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