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Migrate printers from Windows Server 2003 to WIndows Server 2008

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I need to migrate all the printers from and old print server (Windows Server 2003) to a new print server (Windows Server 2008). I read an article that all printers need to have x64 driver before migration, but all my printers have x86 drivers, is this true? Would the migrate work as they are? Thanks!
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 250 total points
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Just to check!

You can try to use printmig and then install missing x64 drivers on a server
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722360.aspx

Regards,
Krzysztof
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Yes that is true if you are running a x64 Server OS.  I have done exactly what you are planning in my own organization.  Not only do you need the x64 printer drivers but the driver versions between x64 and x86 should match.  The x64 driver is a must even if none of the clients require it to make things go smoothly.

If you are lucky and have HP printers, there are more generic x64 Laserjet drivers (LaserJet 6L is a good one) that will work on many HP printers without x64 offical drivers.
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