I am looking to ease the burden on our main domain controller. I have had numerous issues with the domain controller spooler crashing and printing has become a nightmare and the phone never stops ringing with disgruntled users unable to print to network printers.
I have built another server which I plan to join as a member server and I would like to move all the printers over to this.
Just trying to get my head around the process.
I felt that I would need to run the 80/20 rule and build the member server with DHCP roles, so that it could map an IP address to printer and create a local port mapping to that printer. The domain controller at the moment has all the reservations setup so I presume I will have to exclude a chunk of the scope and reverse the process on the member server with the allocation range being the present printer IP address range.
Is this the right path? Is there any advantage in building the server as a member server as opposed to a DC?