printer server migration from server 200

Posted on 2008-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Any suggestions on migrating printers shared from a server running server 2000 to a new server w/server 2003?
Question by:Woody Woodside
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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.

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 = ""
' 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
' Clean up
Set colPrinters = Nothing
Set objWMIService = Nothing
Set WshNetwork = Nothing
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("\\\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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