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How can i add redundancy to a windows 2003 printer server

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i have a windows 2003 server acting as a print server. It is running standard sp2
i have around 80 printers on this and would really need some sort of redundancy.
I have a another server which i have backed up all these printers to using microsoft print migrator.
How can i setup redundancy that when one print server fails the other one takes over.
Can i use some sort of dns entry.
I mostly use scripts to assign printers to users.
I have read a little into print clustering but it needs microsoft windows 2003 enterprise.
is this the only real soloution to printer redundancy or is their anything else i could use
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Hi

Here's a couple of solutions I found just looking here at EE.  One of them follows your thinking of modifying DNS.  

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Peripherals/Printers_Scanners/Q_21107696.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+print+redund+server

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_21138670.html?eeSearch=true

There are probably more elegant ones, but these follow economic and simplicity concerns.

Check 'em out.  Also, there are many other solutions right here.
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