I’m in the process of decommissioning a windows 2000 server with printing services and move the printing services to a windows 2003 server.
We need the least amount of distruption for our 120 Windows XP users.
I have used to print migrator 3.1 to backup the server this seems fine but configuring the clients to point to the new server is an issue. Having tested the “chgprint.exe” within a logon script to change the print server NetBIOS name it has not worked. Below;
\\newserver\"New Systems Printer" \\oldserver\"New Systems Printer"
start /wait %TOOLDIR%\ChgPrint.Exe /nodialogs
if errorlevel == 3 if not errorlevel == 4 echo %COMPUTERNAME%\%USERNAME% nothing to do, no printer connections installed >> %LOG%
if errorlevel == 2 if not errorlevel == 3 echo ChgPrint executed from desktop not running Windows NT >> %LOG%
if errorlevel == 1 if not errorlevel == 2 echo %COMPUTERNAME%\%USERNAME% could not locate TranslatePrinter.Txt file >> %LOG%
if errorlevel == 0 if not errorlevel == 1 echo %COMPUTERNAME%\%USERNAME% executed ChgPrint without error. >> %LOG%
To reiterate - the problem is the client printers not changing to the new server, the only thing I can think of is the print share names - some have spaces.
Help will be appreciated.