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Printer Migration 32bit to 64bit?

Posted on 2008-11-03
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I run a 2003 network and are migrating servers from one 32bit server to one running 64 bit.

I looked up printmigr tool thats free online but it does not migrate from 32 to 64.

Anybody have any ideas?
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by:snyderkv
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When using printmig it shows the printer driver data file and configuration file and driver path to a DLL.

I was told that I have to manually go in and update all the drivers for these with the Universal 64bit versions with the same exact driver name.

I don't understand exactly how I'm suppose to replace all 300 printer drivers with the 64 bit version.

Can I just migrate the printers for now and download the drivers later?

Can someone walk me through the process?
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Ah got it. In the printer properties I can add additional drivers. So do I drop the DLL's and config files in the path of the existing drivers and whalah? Can I do this after I migrate to the new server?
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hdhondt earned 500 total points
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When you add "additional drivers" under Sharing, browse to the location of the .INF file for the printer.
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Ah got it. Thats what I was thinking as well but some drivers don't install via executable packages. They just contain driver files like the INF file. I wonder if I can just drop these in the common driver path?

By the way Printmig didn't work. After the restore none of the printers showed up. So I will install Vista and do a remote backup and restore :)

Thanks
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