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Printer Migration 3.1 Utility error with Cab files

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I have installed a Xerox 6360 printer. The printer driver is PostScript. The printer works fine on system. When I back up the printers setting using the Print Migrator tool, it appears to work fine. Upon using the tool to restore however it errors out with the following:

2009:05:06 16:21:47   Driver "Xerox Phaser 6360DN PS": the file xrx6360.cab is missing from the CAB
2009:05:06 16:21:47   Bad version 3 driver: Xerox Phaser 6360DN PS
2009:05:06 16:21:47    winerror.h - 2

After the restore is complete the printer does not show up in the list of printers.

Prior to backing up, I look under the Drivers Folder and the xrx6360..cab file is there. Apparently from the Print Migrate tool log, it is in the "dependent driver list as shown below.

Dependent files
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\xrx6360..cab

However, when i look at the log where it supposed to be including files in the .cab file, I do not see the file being included.

When the print Migrator tool backs up to the .cab file I suppose that files with .cab can not be included within another .cab file? is this the issue?....  

My question is how can I bypass this.  Can I manually add a the Cab files to the CAB file made by the Print Migrate 3.1 Utility?
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I did find this:
"PrintMig ignores cab file extensions. You can manually add this file to the cab."
"The reg value is probably under
HKLM\system\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT
x86\drivers\Version-3\Xerox Phaser 6360DP PS\Dependent Files"

Can someone explain how to do this so I can backup and restore successfully my print queues?
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Ok, the explains the CAB file dlime with Print Migrate 3.1.  Its been shelved by MS
http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2008/10/17/why-printmig-3-1-is-retired.aspx

Here is another good article using 2008 Print Managemnet MMC snap-in

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722360.aspx
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