Solved

windows 2003 to windows 2008 print cluster upgrade

Posted on 2011-03-10
6
396 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
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?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz earned 500 total points
ID: 35093935
You can made a login script that:

Delete old printers in old cluster.
Add new printers in new cluster.
0
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz earned 500 total points
ID: 35093947
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"
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35099871
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
0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35099891
I also would like to know how the printer  resources can be owned by 3 nodes ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35204867
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.

Thanks





0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35331789
no updates
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
GPO and server 2008 R2 7 36
Need to replace W2003 server with Win2008R2. 3 26
NCR Printer 7156 1 26
3D Printing Options 2 13
Scenario:  You do full backups to a internal hard drive in either product (SBS or Server 2008).  All goes well for a very long time.  One day, backups begin to fail with a message that the disk is full.  Your disk contains many, many more backups th…
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question