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Any suggestions on migrating printers shared from a server running server 2000 to a new server w/server 2003?
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by:porkchopexpress
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It's a matter of installing the drivers and creating the queues and ports.  This utility should do the queue/port work for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/techinfo/overview/printmigrator3.1.mspx

If you need something more granular, I have written some vbs stuff that allows you to export the printer config to a .csv, modify anything you want, then import it on another server.  Let me know if the MS utility helps.
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and this is for the clients to find the new printers

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'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Script:   	  printmg.vbs
' Ver:		  2.0
' Author: 	  Lecaf
' Support:	  None
' Licence: 	  Free to use at your own risk
' Description:    Migrates printer from one server to an other 
'		  keeps the default printer
'		  deletes not migrated printers
' Compatibility:  WSH 5.6
' Parameters:     none
' Modify:         Server name in 'constants section'
'		  Translation array near the end		
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 
 
'on error resume next 
 
 
 
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Constants
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Const NETWORK = 22
strComputer = "."
strServer = "10.0.0.10"
 
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Object Creation
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
 
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Main
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Set colPrinters = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_Printer")
 
For Each objPrinter in colPrinters
	If objPrinter.Attributes And NETWORK Then
		If LCase(objPrinter.ServerName) = "\\" & LCase(strServer) Then
			
			sOldPrinter = objPrinter.Name
 
			sNewPrinter = TranslatePrinter(sOldPrinter)
 
			If sNewPrinter <> "nada" Then 'if it got translated
 
				WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection sNewPrinter 
				If objPrinter.Default Then 'if it was the deafault one restore it
					WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter sNewPrinter 
				End If
			End If
			WshNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection sOldPrinter 
		End If
	End If
Next
 
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Clean up
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Set colPrinters = Nothing
Set objWMIService = Nothing
Set WshNetwork = Nothing
wscript.quit(0)
 
 
Function TranslatePrinter(ByVAl OldPrinter)
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Description:  Converts a old printer to new Printer according to translation table
' Returns: a printer url or "nada"
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Select Case lcase(OldPrinter)
 
'modify from here
case lcase("\\10.0.0.10\AGFA-AccuSet v52.3")		TranslatePrinter="\\telemach\AGFA-AccuSet v52.3"
case lcase("\\prfs005\DJ840C4eF")			TranslatePrinter="\\prfs006\CITI-c"
case lcase("\\prfs005\Fax4eme" )			TranslatePrinter="\\prfs006\CITI-FAX"
case lcase("\\prfs005\Faxination")   	 		TranslatePrinter="\\prfs006\TRIM-FAX"
case lcase("\\prfs005\hp LaserJet 1320 PCL5e" )		TranslatePrinter="\\prfs006\TRIM-2"
case lcase("\\prfs005\HPLaserJet1200" )			TranslatePrinter="\\prfs006\TRIM-3"
case lcase("\\prfs005\hpLJ6p" )				TranslatePrinter="\\prfs006\TRIM-1"
case lcase("\\prfs005\openspls4th" )			TranslatePrinter="\\prfs006\CITI-BW"
' End of modify
Case Else TranslatePrinter= "nada"
 
End select
End function
 
 
 
 
 
 

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