Migrate print server from 2000 to 2008

I need to upgrade my print server from windows server 2000 (32bit) to 2008 (64bit).  Is there any easy way to do this?  Microsoft's Print Migrator 3.1 only appears to be compatible up to 2003.

Thanks for your help,
Jeff
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Encrypted1024Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I don't think there is an "easy way" other than installing your printers on 2008 and changing your mappings on your PC's. One of the issues you will face is moving to x64. None of your current drivers will be compatible.
Moving print servers isn't really that hard. The good news is that with 2008 you have two new ways to deploy printers. Once you get the drivers installed you can deploy them using group policy preferences or the Print Management mmc.
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David_IngledewCommented:
Encrypted1024 is correct. The Print migrators even if supported do not work well when switching from 32 to 64bit drivers.

I presume it will be a new build of 2008, so you can get the printers switched over, and users can use either a script, printui or the new 2008 tools to switch them across in an orderly manner. Then the old server can be decomissioned.

I would advise turning off Anti-Virus on the spool folder (SPL and SHD files only if you want to make it more secure) if you have a large number of users or print activity. Also run tests on the drivers - there are a number of problems with 32-64bit translations.
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