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windows 2003 to windows 2008 print cluster upgrade
I am plannig to upgrade a 2 Node windows 2003 print cluster (active/passive) to a 4 node
windows 2008 print cluster(3 active and 1 passive).

how can I move print queues as well as print drivers from 2003 to 2008 cluster.
the windows 2008 is 64 bits, our environment is mafe of windows 7 64 and 32 bits and windows XP, how would these have an impact on the new windows 2008 cluster?

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You can made a login script that:

Delete old printers in old cluster.
Add new printers in new cluster.
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Add more information if you made logon script, this may be helpfull:

VBS function add printer: WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\"&PrintServer&"\printername"
VBS function remove printer: WshNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection "\\"&PrintServer&"\printername"
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I don't need to remove the old queues and drivers...
what I need  is to copy them to the new 4 node windows 2008 cluster 64 bits
I also want to know if windows 7 32 and 64 bits and windows XP clients will be able to work with windows 2008 cluster 64 bits in matter of printer queues and drivers
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I also would like to know how the printer  resources can be owned by 3 nodes ?
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I have heard of a print Migrator tool.
I don't know if anyone out there has used this tool and how helpful it is?
Just to reiterate my Goals for this projet:

Existing Print cluster
2 Nodes Windows 2003 Active /Passive

Future Print Cluster
Leave the Existing Windows 2003 print cluster in Place.
Create Windows 2008 Print cluster 3 Active and 1 passive Node
Create or Migrate the same  queue names / Ports / Drivers that exist in W2K3 To Windows 2008

** We will have 2 print  clusters: Windows 2003 in service and Windows 2008 not in Service Yet.
Because when Windows 2008 gets all the Queue names /Ports /Drivers  installed then all we need to do is Map  user printers (to W2K8) through login script.

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