Printer Migration - How do I migrate clients..?
Posted on 2006-11-08
I have just migrated our print server from a W2K box to a 2003 Box.
All our client PC's (70+) have most printers mapped by a script.
However some are mapped manually (by IT Dept.).
I have a script that removes all remote printers that I can run during logon..so far fine.
Printers are mapped by department, using an enviromental variable.
If I change the logon script, most printers will be remapped fine to the new server.
However, these stray manually mapped ones are a problem.
All my users have little to no IT knowledge..! so I can't ask them to do the job themselves.
Is their a way to rename/remap the printers by script (i.e. \\server1\printer1 to \\server2\printer1)
Or, am I missing something obvious here...any "best practises".
I'm sure most companies have gone through this at some time or another..
Any help would be most welcome.
Thanks in advance.